Dublin, California

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The Senior Analyst, Store Finance (Payroll) will provide critical financial and strategic analytical support for stores at Ross and dd's Discounts. This role will primarily focus on store payroll expense planning and analysis, including but not limited to, store-level performance tracking, expense trend reporting, forecasting and budgeting. The Senior Analyst will work closely with other Store Finance analysts as well as cross-functionally with various levels of department leadership. Through daily responsibilities this role will have significant exposure to all aspects of Store Operations which will build a solid foundation for future career growth at Ross. The Senior Analyst will not have direct reports.


Annual Payroll Expense Budgets

• Participate in annual payroll budgeting processes.

• Leverage detailed understanding of business priorities, in-store activities, and associated costs to build budget models that accurately predict value and timing of payroll expenses.

• Develop store specific weekly/monthly sales and payroll budget plans based on volume drivers (sales, transactions, freight receipts, etc.), store-specific attributes, Ross and dd's labor standards, and current budgets.
Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Payroll Reporting

• Produce and distribute various payroll expense tracking reports to field leadership with insightful commentary on store performance.

• Analyze weekly/monthly/quarterly payroll expense variances to budget to formulate explanations for internal and external stakeholders

• Proactively identify potential issues/challenges. Partner with the field leaders (through the Regional Finance Managers) to understand operational drivers of payroll variances versus plan and provide detailed explanations

• Coordinate any responses to inquiries from the field on payroll plan differences across stores
SPS (Store Protection Specialist) Program Budgeting/Forecasting

• Own SPS program budgeting and monthly allocations

• Develop deep understanding of all facets of SPS program. Leverage understanding and partnership with Loss Prevention to effectively develop annual program budgets.

• Regularly report (weekly and monthly) on store-level program execution - hours utilization, wage rates, overtime spend, etc.

• Partner with Loss Prevention, Regional Finance Managers, and Workforce Management to ensure that stores are setup for success in WFM system.


• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability & Execution

• Organizational Agility

• Manages Conflict

• Collaboration

• Business Acumen

• Problem Solving

• Plans, Aligns & Prioritizes


• Bachelor's degree required (preferably in an analytical field)

• Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of post-college experience, preferably with another retailer or multi-brand/multi-unit organization

• Strong analytical ability - must be able to design analysis to answer specific questions; be able to synthesize data to connect the dots

• Exceptional attention to detail - must pay very close attention to details and have the drive to get things right; be able to error check and reconcile own work for accuracy

• Excellent communication skills - must be able to clearly communicate results and implications of analysis in both verbal and written (PowerPoint) forms with multiple levels - from peers to Operations leadership

• Ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal customers, including store and field leadership

• Strong fundamental business technical skills - must have strong Excel and PowerPoint skills and have an ability to quickly learn new business process software applications

• A clear understanding of basic financial, statistical and economic concepts

• Must be trustworthy with confidential information


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.




This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

Dublin, California

At Ross Stores, we’ve found that transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are a great fit for our culture and have the qualities we seek in our Associates. We offer many points of entry, across our entire organization, depending on your service, experience, and interests. We’ll give you a career, a challenge, and a place to call home.



Veterans are comfortable with a culture that focuses on leadership, execution and problem solving, as well as our commitment to providing actionable feedback.



We offer a similar experience to the structure of the military, with an emphasis on control, policy and protocol.



Like the military, we offer many training opportunities through our targeted learning programs and on-the-job training.



We offer the flexibility to control your career by relocating across our many locations for new opportunities.



Our organization is expanding rapidly, which creates many opportunities for individuals who have the desire to grow their career with us.



Whether in one of our Distribution Centers, Stores, Buying Offices or Corporate office, you will find yourself amongst peers that include other veterans and military spouses.

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