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Financial Analyst, US Retail Finance

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Financial Analyst, US Retail Finance

Seattle, WA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.

    We are looking for a partner to join our US Retail Finance team. This role will help lead forecasting, reporting and variance analysis for Cost of Goods Sold or ‘COGS’ across our portfolio of retail stores. In addition, the financial analyst will partner with key stakeholders across Finance, Product, Operations and Supply Chain to understand various business activities and how those drivers impact financial results. The COGS team sits at a unique juncture of these areas, allowing broad exposure to the US business both from a finance and operational perspective.

    As a Financial Analyst, you will…

    • Lead forecasting and reporting for key components of the Cost of Goods Sold or ‘COGS’ line items
    • Partner with various stakeholders to understand operational drivers that (a) enhance commentary around financial results and (b) help inform future planning and forecasting
    • Support variance analysis around month and quarter-end closes, analyzing data to translate business results into actionable reporting for leadership and key stakeholders
    • Contribute to special ad-hoc projects and initiatives to deepen understanding of the business and elevate team contributions
    • Drive continuous improvements in Finance processes, systems, tools, and documentation to maximize efficiency
    • Develop and maintain effective relationships with partners across Retail Operations, Inventory Accounting, Product Finance and Supply Chain Finance
    • Provide insightful analysis and actionable reporting
  • Qualifications

    We’d love to hear from people with the following background...

    • Bachelors degree or 3 years of U.S. military experience
    • 2+ years of relevant experience in a financial planning and analysis role
    • Knowledge and/or past experience with cost analysis, supply chain/inventory operations, or retail store operations is preferred
    • Foundational knowledge and understanding of accounting processes and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
    • Past experience with analyzing large data sets in order to draw conclusions around business drivers
    • Can communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form with strong presentation skills
    • Are results focused, self-starters, naturally inquisitive, able to think independently and have a desire to make a difference
    • Can partner with cross-functional teams to drive business results; with a strong ability to influence business decisions with concrete financial support
    • Experience with Oracle, Hyperion, and financial reporting applications

    Join us and be part of something bigger. Apply today!

    Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Starbucks Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at

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  • Industry
    Food and Beverages
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  • About Us

    Starbucks is about more than just a coffee; they're dedicated to employee and community growth. Starbucks even runs a program that pays for their baristas tuition to help them finish their education. That’s why when you launch your career inspired by human connection and the opportunity to become your personal best, the possibilities are endless. SCAP - Starbucks College Achievement Program