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Sr. Financial Analyst- Columbia Brand

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 06/22/2019

We are seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to play an integral role in driving all aspects of financial planning for the Columbia Brand team. This role will support the Columbia Brand Finance Director in efforts to develop financial plans and provide decision support that leads to sustainable, profitable growth for the Brand. This position will work collaboratively across a broad cross functional team that includes Marketing, Merchandising, Design, Innovation and Licensing teams.

•Direct support to the President of the Columbia Brand and the VP’s of Merchandising, Design, Innovation and Marketing in development of operating budgets for their respective functions.
•Drive the monthly and quarter end financial processes for the organization including full variance analysis vs. forecast. Provide detailed report out to both operational and finance management teams including recommendations for expense management and optimization.
•Drive sustainable product margin expansion by collaborating with Merchandising, Design and Costing/Sourcing teams in the development of seasonal product assortment plans.
•Support the organization in the preparation and delivery of the Quarterly Business Review process.
•Drive detailed analytic dashboards for the Columbia Brand to ensure management is focused on appropriate KPIs and provide recommendations for optimization.
•Support the Licensing organization with the development of operating budgets and planning/forecasting of royalty revenue.
•Provide support to the VP of Marketing by providing global visibility to advertising investments and development of business cases, ROI and post implementation reviews as necessary.
•Support the Columbia Brand Finance Director with business partnership with the Columbia Brand leadership team.
•Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a business-related field. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
•5+ years experience in progressively responsible roles performing financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting and reporting duties in a mid to large corporation.
•Must be proactive with strong knowledge of financial planning, analysis, budgeting and strategic planning concepts.
•Familiar with GAAP accounting concepts.
•Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills in working with a diverse group of individuals. Willingness to proactively seek answers and tactfully challenge responses.
•Advanced PC skills with emphasis on MS Excel and Powerpoint required.
•Experience using planning and reporting software required, e.g. Cognos TM1 or similar.
•Experience with SAP and SAP BWhighly desirable.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

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