ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS Financial Planning & Analysis Manager - Merchandising & Marketing Salary in the United States

How much does a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager - Merchandising & Marketing make at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States? The average salary for Financial Planning & Analysis Manager - Merchandising & Marketing at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS in the United States is $289,810 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $194,765 and $384,854. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager - Merchandising & Marketing do at companies like ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS?

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Reporting to Academy’s VP of FP&A, the FP&A Merchandising & Marketing Manager will serve as chief merchant & marketing finance lead and be responsible for partnering with business leaders on key merchandising & marketing planning metrics— providing a holistic insights to merchant leaders to help them better understand their business performance and opportunities.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent


  • Ability to partner effectively with all lines of business internally and interface with clients and vendors
  • Strategic thinker who can also understand tactical delivery of analysis as needed
  • Track record of delivering high-impact results year-over-year
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze financial data, prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Ability to formulate, initiate, administer policies and procedures for effective fiscal control
  • Can handle a high degree of complexity and translate to simplification
  • Hard-working and results-oriented
  • Analytical and process-improvement oriented
  • Thorough knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles, credit policy practices, and industry data sources.
  • Ability to apply numerical and analytical skills to support ideas and portfolio performance
  • Ability and proven skill in developing and applying complex models to measure risk.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to establish strong relationships with, your team, peers and senior management.
  • Be a former credit analyst and have the skill and willingness to roll up your sleeves execute (not simply manage others); possess strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in an extremely fast paced team environment, deliver under considerable time pressure and ability to embrace constructive feedback.
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team oriented with ability to work well with diverse groups

Work Experiences:

  • At least eight (8) years of substantive FP&A experience, including financial statements reporting, consolidations, variance analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Previous experience in FP&A or Corporate Finance a plus
  • Previous managerial experience required                                                             


  • Responsible for aligning operational activities to financial performance and help drive profitable sales
  • Lead, develop and execute annual financial planning process for merchants and marketing; including forecasting, merchandising sales planning, as well as margin and turnover data
  • Support the Finance Leadership in the development of annual profit plan targets for the business. Create and maintain the top-down financial quarterlies
  • Lead test and learn methodology for merchandising and marketing strategies
  • Lead merchandising KPI benchmarking
  • Track and support monthly Budget to actual/Open to Buy and forecast alignment
  • Coordinate landed margin process and help drive to systemically report landed margin
  • Develop, prepare and provide budgets, benchmarking, and KPI data for business leaders
  • Build appropriate pro forma models to support merchandising and marketing planning initiatives
  • Interact regularly with senior management teams to help them define and enable business strategies.
  • Monitor aged inventory data
  • Develop and leverage internal and external networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
  • Respond to specific requests by the merchandising and marketing teams for insights on key, priority topics
  • Responsible for providing financial support related to feasibility analysis, Open to Buy, ROI, business case development, margin implementation and ensuring soundness of process used to drive financial results from projects
  • Owner of MP&A financial profile
  • Ensure the delivery of weekly, monthly and quarterly executive reporting including but not limited to monthly performance reporting, corporate goals reporting and other ad-hoc reporting requests
  • Identify and drive process improvements within the merchandising  and marketing team
  • Actively drive new FP&A initiatives
  • Required to learn company policies, procedures and safety rules
  • Duties may change and team members may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

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