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Manager, FP&A

Kate Spade

New York City, 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. Under the vision of creative director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

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

Primary purpose: Oversee financial planning and analysis for the north america off-price channels of business, and other corporate functions. This manager will play a critical role in managing these channels with emphasis on providing appropriate support to business partners, with thoughtful analysis and insights into business trends. Essential duties include monthly close, forecast and budgeting, as well as ad hoc decision support projects.


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

  • provide weekly reporting on current business including key performance indicators (sometimes more frequent)
    • participate in key cross-functional meetings to report results and highlight areas of focus
  • manage monthly forecasts, long range plan, and annual operating plan processes for the north america outlet and surprise site P&Ls, and other corporate functions
    • full ownership of accurate financial forecast models; work with business partners accordingly
    • drive initiatives to streamline processes, maintain and improve upon existing financial models
    • work with business partners to identify P&L levers and cost savings opportunities
    • manage forecast of capital expenditures and related depreciation on a quarterly basis; accrue CIP as required
    • prepare timely presentations summarizing and explaining submissions and material changes to prior forecasts; manage risks and opportunities
  • direct monthly close processes for the north america outlet and surprise site P&Ls, and other corporate functions
    • work with business partners to ensure accurate presentation of financial data
    • timely review and analysis of P&L variances
    • oversee distribution of month end reporting to business partners
    • prepare documentation and schedules as required by auditors
    • review P&L and Balance Sheet for quarterly pre and post close meetings
  • complete ad-hoc projects and analysis as required


The accomplished individual will possess...


  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner, at all levels of the organization
  • highly detail-oriented, motivated self-starter with strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • ability to manage multiple tasks/projects and prioritize in a dynamic environment


An outstanding professional will have...

  • bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or business administration
  • 5 plus years’ experience
  • P&L budgeting / forecasting experience required, with an emphasis on building driver-based forecasts
  • working knowledge of GAAP is required
  • consumer products/retail (specifically store) experience strongly preferred
  • prior experience leading a team is preferred
  • must be proficient in excel and powerpoint
  • knowledge of SAP desirable

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Managerial 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.

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 legall-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-AH1 Visit Kate Spade at


Req ID:  60079

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City