Post Date: 05/13/2019
Close Date: 06/14/2019
Columbia Sportswear’s Direct-to-Consumer Financial Analyst will support the Company’s growing U.S. Retail and E-Commerce business. Leveraging financial planning and analytical skills, this position plays a significant role impacting critical strategic, operational decisions, driving process improvements and leveraging emerging retail planning technology. This position is part of a cross-functional effort that includes our Financial Planning and Analysis and U.S. Retail teams, as well as other organizations within the Company.
Some domestic travel may be required.
•The utilization of driver based planning capabilities in support of growing U.S. Retail and E-Commerce business planning, forecasting, and reporting needs.
•Preparation and analysis of strategic plans, annual operating plans and forecast updates for the U.S. retail business.
•Complete timely and insightful financial analysis to assist in evaluating performance against strategic, operating and budget plans. Complete further financial analysis to identify retail growth drivers and trends (internal and external).
•Develop financial justification for key investment projects (Ecomm marketing ROI, Life Time Value of Consumers, new stores, refurbishments, headcount).
•Analyze monthly financial results of the retail business and review conclusions with cost center managers and corporate finance team members.
•Ensure thorough monthly review of retail commitments and spending plans resulting in updated SG&A expense and capital expenditure forecasts.
•Liaise between Corporate Finance and the Retail Division by establishing strong working relationships with the finance and retail management teams. Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear management and staff in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and the efficient operation of the organization.
•Support both Corporate Finance and Retail Leadership with other ad hoc analysis and special projects.
•Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Math, Engineering or a business-related field (MBA and/or CPA is preferred)
•3+ years of professional experience in accounting, financial analysis or another related field
•Retail and/or ecommerce experience is a plus
•Applied experience with business systems planning, including TM1, SAP, Hyperion Essbase, Microsoft 365, PowerBI and/or Cognos
•Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a role presenting financial analysis and recommendations to a business unit leader
•Must be proactive with strong knowledge of financial analysis, budgeting, and strategic planning concepts.
•Familiarity and working proficiency using MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
•Courage. Compassion. Curiosity. Capability. Character.
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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