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Analyst, FP&A

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—Kate Spade New York’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. 


Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.


Job Title: Financial Analyst

Primary Purpose: The Financial Analyst will play a critical role in assisting the coordination and execution of business planning, forecasting, financial reporting and analysis within the Kate Spade North America direct businesses. This role will support internal business partners by providing thoughtful analysis and insight into business trends. Essential duties and responsibilities include monthly close, budgeting, long range planning and forecasting, variance analysis and ad hoc analysis.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Finance to...


  • Prepare and distribute weekly snapshots highlighting business results
  • Develop monthly financial forecasts that accurately predict channel performance; Analyze and interpret variances to prior forecast, budget and prior year. Explain key variances, business trends and performance drivers
  • Prepare supporting deliverables/KPIs and validate variances to ensure aligned to the financial plan
  • Compile backup documentation and detailed bridges to help influence decision making and inform leadership of underlying trends
  • Identify and communicate key risks and opportunities to the plan
  • Support month-end close process. Assist in delivering accurate financial results by performing a comprehensive analysis of key expense line items and providing business context to accounting for proper expense recognition
  • Provide ad hoc financial analysis
  • Prepare and distribute key month end reporting to business partners
  • Coordinate and participate in monthly expense reviews with business partners to ensure financial targets are being achieved
  • Articulate financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner
  • Work closely with the production, visual and construction teams to manage capital expenditures and apply appropriate accounting treatment


The accomplished individual will possess…

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize workload in a fast paced environment
  • Capability to identify key insights and present them in easily digestible formats
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain business partner relationships at all levels within the organization
  • Intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn new and different topics


An outstanding professional will have...


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration
  • 1-3 years of Finance or related experience
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Microstrategy, PBCS and SAP a plus
  • P&L Budgeting / Forecasting / Analysis experience preferred
  • Consumer Products / Retail experience a plus


Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI - YA1 Visit Kate Spade at


Req ID:  92813