Director, Finance

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Requisition ID 2017-1971
Category (Portal Searching)


A Brand That's What's Now

Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  


A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


The Finance Director is responsible for analyzing / evaluating alternative financial plans, developing long-range plans, and conducting decision support analyses; and, is responsible for providing cross-functional financial analysis and support to the organization. Analyzes / interprets trends and presents findings / recommendations. Establishes budgetary goals, profit recommendations, and expense and cost savings opportunities.


Essential Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting; Advanced degree, CPA or MBA in Finance, preferred
  • Experience: 10-15 years’ experience in roles of increasing responsibility within the finance function.


Preferred Requirements (skills and abilities)

  • Excellent analytical and strategic planning skills, experience in both operational and corporate finance preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to add value to an organization through general business analysis leading to operational change.
  • A strong results orientation; proven project management skills and the ability to deliver results on time.
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with ambiguity; this individual will bring business maturity to situations.
  • Personal initiative; this person will be energetic, a “self-starter” and proactive in terms of recommending ideas and courses of action.
  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of the organization; this individual will be perceived as a leader among peers and able to influence senior executives on new ways of doing things. Simultaneously, he/she will be open to the input of others.
  • Retail experience preferred.


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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