As Columbia Sportswear’s Corporate Finance Manager you will act as the primary driver for the CSC financial planning and reporting processes. You’ll work directly with the Corporate Finance Director and the global FP&A team to ensure clean execution of predictable, transparent financial planning processes including LRP, Budget, Forecast, Close and Market Guidance. You will be responsible for leading continuous process improvement projects to drive greater efficiency and reporting/analytical capabilities for the FP&A organization, as well as improving the consistency and documentation of core processes. You will identify methods for improving the reporting and analytical capabilities for the FP&A organization and own various financial models including measurement of brand financial performance and overall capital expenditures. Finally, you will partner with the CSC External Reporting team in driving overall segment reporting.
Consolidation and analytical support – Drive reporting consolidation processes across the fiscal processes including LRP, Budget, Forecast, and Close. Drive first level analytics of company financial results against goals in support of report outs to CFO and BOD.
Act as a key change agent in applying LEAN principles to identify improvements in overall finance process efficiencies and controls. Drive ongoing enhancement and documentation of global financial planning processes, support changes needed to effectively align with business growth and evolution.
Process Management – develop and maintain all aspects of the CSC fiscal processes, ensure full transparency and alignment across FP&A teams and operations on key intercepts and deliverables. TM1 report development and hierarchy management – become an expert in TM1 and development of critical reports to monitor and assess business performance. Support the Corp Finance Director in maintenance and evolution of the reporting hierarchy to ensure operational accountability.
TM1 Forecast Updates – ensure TM1 forecasts updated with latest set of global assumptions.
Analytic dashboards – recommend and develop dashboards or other management reporting for key business KPI’s to help identify opportunities to improve financial performance against key benchmarks.
Capex Model – assume ownership and improvements in the CSC capex reporting and forecast model. Work with the broader FP&A team to understand business drivers in capital spending and develop recommendations to mitigate spending and ensure ROI.
Business Partnership – Partner with the global CSC FP&A teams to understand the business basis and drivers for changes in forecasts and variance from overall Budget targets. Help shape business story and presentation materials to senior management. Develop overall business analysis for report out to the CFO on a regular cadence.
Segment Allocations Process – Own the segment allocation process in support of externally reported operating segment results.
A key expectation of the role is the ability to cover as needed for the Corporate Finance Director including frequent and direct engagement with the VP of Strategic & Financial Planning and occasionally the CFO.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a business-related field. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
8+ years’ experience in progressively responsible roles performing financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting and reporting and strategic planning duties in a mid to large corporation.
Working knowledge of 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.
Experience using planning and reporting software required, e.g. Cognos TM1 or similar.
Experience with SAP and SAP BW desired.
Must be able to drive complex projects with dependencies across multiple groups and systems
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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