Financial Analyst

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Position Overview:  

You may know us as a company with great food…You may also know us from being named to the FORTUNE Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list…What you may not know is our Finance Team is reinventing what it means to be “innovatively analytical ”.  


As a Financial Analyst, you will be exposed to every level of the organization and play a critical role in maximizing financial and operational efficiencies. Partnering with our finance and operational leaders, you will facilitate world-class reporting that continuously evolves and delivers insight. 


Reporting to the Manager of Planning & Analysis you will work with a Finance Team of eight, located in Calabasas Hills, CA, supporting a 2 billion dollar company with 190 full service restaurants and more than 35,000 staff members. 



Here’s more of what you will get to do: 

  • Prepare and review key financial reporting schedules for management on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.  
  • Assist the accounting department with the month end close process and corporate consolidated billing.  
  • Partner with operators to provide recommendations for maximizing financial and operational efficiencies.  
  • Prepare complex financial trend and data analysis such as sales trends, financial and expense performance, return on investment and other business investment opportunities.  
  • Enable enhanced analysis through greater and more efficient access to numerous data sources.  
  • Maintain planning tools to support operator decision making.  
  • Assist in all aspects of the annual planning process from supporting the rollout of the annual planning applications and working with the field to support plan submissions.  
  • Perform variance analysis and summarize key findings.  
  • Ad-hoc reporting, special projects and other department support as needed. 



You’ll thrive in this position if you are:  

  • A gold medal analyst: you enjoy breaking down numerical data and all other sources of information. You systematically probe for additional information to gain a greater understanding of the problem.  
  • A communicator: you’re capable of translating complex business requirements to a non-technical audience in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Excel savvy: you’re able to take a rough dataset and use Microsoft Excel to turn it into something actionable. 
  • Self-starting: you have an understanding of current project needs and when it’s time to execute on crucial tasks. 
  • A team player: you’re a collaborative team player who shows respect for the views and contributions of others while building team spirit across the department. 
  • Intellectually curious: you’re a lifelong learner; you analyze things and dissect them to see how they work, then figure out how to improve /fix them.




  • Experience in Financial Planning and Analysis or IT business intelligence experience, preferably in a restaurant, retail, or hospitality environment. 
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting principles: ability to read and interpret financial statements.  
  • Exceptionally strong computer skills, particularly with spreadsheet modeling (Excel) and presentation software (PowerPoint).  
  • Exposure to enterprise planning and/or business intelligence software such as Cognos Enterprise Planning, TM1, Hyperion Financial Management, and MicroStrategy. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Computer Science or related.




This position offers industry-leading benefits including; medical, dental, vision, 401K with match, tuition reimbursement and a sabbatical after five years of employment for qualifying staff members.


About Us: 

Recognized as one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For", The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates more than 200 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Internationally, sixteen The Cheesecake Factory® restaurants operate under licensing agreements. Continuing on our path to becoming a Global Iconic Brand, we employ more than 35,000 staff members, 320 of whom work at the corporate support center in Calabasas Hills, CA.  #SoCheesecake  #LifeAtCheesecake



The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer and provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations; we do not provide work visa sponsorship.


Job ID: 1800223
Location: Calabasas, CA US,
The Cheesecake Factory 2/28/2018 4:54:57 PM
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