Senior Financial Systems Analyst (Hybrid, Vancouver)

Region: Canada

State: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Description & Requirements

who we are
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

about this team:

FP&A is responsible for planning and managing lululemon’s overall financial performance. We are an amazing team of passionate, active and dedicated leaders who are counted on as a key business partner in strategic and operational decisions. We provide a tremendous opportunity to learn about the various operations within lululemon, working often in cross-functional teams on a variety of projects. You will be able to add value immediately, see the big picture, and develop a business and finance skill set that you can leverage in your future roles within the organization. We are a stand for high quality work, driving high quality results and living a high quality life.

a day in the life:

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Systems, the Senior Financial Systems Analyst is accountable for both the strategic and day-to-day operational oversight of the Planning & Budgeting module of Oracle EPM. The incumbent will help identify and document opportunities to improve efficiency, including technological and business processes. The individual will work alongside the Technology group to provide technical expertise and recommendations regarding design and implementation approaches.  They will serve as a gatekeeper of the overall financial planning and budgeting side of EPM and maintaining system integrity while remaining flexible to how we run our day-to-day business.

main responsibilities:

  • Gatekeeper of data by establishing formal controls and standards of our financial data as FP&A’s key reporting input.
  • Lead for establishing new international localized EPM user support model, including onboarding new team member and leading roll out of training and documentation processes.
  • Elevate overall EPM experience by enhancing partnership with downstream and upstream FinTech applications.
  • Document current state process, identify process gaps, implement changes, and update process; documentation/work instructions and other tools to support execution
  • Recommend system enhancements and process efficiencies, including testing and implementation.
  • Develop and foster relationship with FP&A & Technology teams to capture requirements, prototype solutions, provide demos, test and support the final deliverable.
  • Develop and conduct ongoing EPM and Smart View training.
  • Participate in ongoing cross-functional initiatives to provide system knowledge and highlight capabilities.
  • Provide ad hoc analytical support as directed.

required skills, experience and academic/education requirements:

  • University degree in any of the following fields; IT/MIS, finance, project management, or accounting.
  • 3-5 years professional work experience in a large multinational brand corporate or consulting environment in an IT or Finance/FP&A department.
  • Understanding of Planning/Forecasting process as well as Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Income Statement concepts.
  • Strategic and analytical thinker that takes pride in quality.
  • Experience with Oracle or other large ERP systems is essential and understanding of system architecture.
  • Strong ability to adhere to deadlines under pressure.
  • Proactive, flexible, dependable and solution oriented.
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams and with non-finance individuals.
  • Excellent team player and ability to work independently.

must haves:
  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results. 
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same. 
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure. 
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships. 
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.