OUTGROWN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? COME PLAY IN OURS.
At Columbia, were as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, were proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.
Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: Its perfect. Now make it better. As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.
We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.
And we believe in you.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Although we're an apparel and footwear focused company, technology is central to everything we do. Columbia Sportswears Global Information Services (GIS) teams enable an IT infrastructure across four global brands, a global supply chain, and 500+ geographically dispersed stores. These teams support in-store, mobile, and data platforms to enhance customer interface and service in an ever-evolving industry.
The Business Analyst Financial Technology Solutions is a liaison between business partners, IT solution architecture and delivery teams responsible for application design/development/QA/rollout SDLC activities and ongoing business support. The Business Analyst will have responsibility for one or more domains within the Record to Report function. This position will be part of a high performing team of business analysts and developers that deliver value across the finance and accounting space.
HOWYOULLMAKE A DIFFERENCE
Establish collaborative and productive relationships with internal GIS department, business partners, external partners
Responsible for developing business requirements and translating them into functional specifications for the Financial Solutions organization and managing changes to such specifications
Articulate, assess and prioritize business requirements and partner with business/technology teams for successful delivery of these capabilities
Leverage knowledge of finance and accounting best practices, functional design to deliver robust, future ready capabilities
Review and validate QA test strategy/plans
Coordinate user acceptance with the business teams
Own, prioritize and facilitate the refinement of product backlogto ensure that the team is delivering the right enhancements at the right time to drive business value.
Technology thought leadership technology evangelist, promoting our business strategies and advancing our technology capabilities through knowledge of best practice with customer focus
Demonstrate functional and best practices experience and leverage these to promote our technology capabilities.
Own functional documentation including but not limited to requirements documents, product backlog, functional specification, business process documentation, etc.
Assist the business and enterprise change management teams to build and execute change management and training strategy for new applications
Provide transparent/honest status and communication to business stakeholders and leadership.
Able to communicate effectively, build relationships and influence outcomes in a cross-functional matrix organization.
Able to translate abstract concepts into defined objectives, business requirements, business processes and functional specifications and an actionable product roadmap.
An excellent communicator that can document and present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
Adept with time management and problem-solving skills
A relentless, versatile learner that is open to change and embraces experimentation to find solutions
5-8 years relevant experience in implementing/supporting finance and accounting business and systems processes, preferably in the retail industry
Prior experience as a Finance business analyst (highly desirable)
Experience designing, implementing and supporting business solutions in SAP particularly in the areas of Tax and Treasury
Experience integrating SAP with external Tax and Treasury applications like Sovos Taxware and Kyriba
Experience in L2/L3 IT ticket based IT operations support
Experience working in both agile and waterfall SDLC environments
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Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.
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.
At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.