Financial Compliance Analyst II

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

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.

Our company continues to evolve at a rapid clip, responding to external global dynamics as well as transforming our internal processes and systems to drive growth. In this environment of fast and significant change, its critical for our risk management and internal controls programs to keep pace. CSCs Global Financial Compliance (GFC) team plays an important role in partnering with the business and management to design and deploy a Sarbanes-Oxley program that mitigates the risk of material misstatement, while effectively responding to ongoing changes and shifts in dynamics. Our program affects a variety of critical stakeholders including the Audit Committee, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Information Officer and Internal Audit Director as well as the investor community that relies on the accuracy and completeness of the financial information we report.
As our Financial Compliance Analyst, you will play a critical role in supporting core program operations, assessing and responding to risks, and working directly with many of our key stakeholders. You will leverage your experiences and skills to help ensure that our SOX program maintains pace with our rapidly evolving business environment. You will also be energized by the opportunity to help continuously improve our program
Build a strong understanding of our business in order to evaluate processes, identify risks, and design and implement effective internal controls
Support the annual risk assessment and scoping process, effectively coordinating and communicating with key stakeholders, including Finance leaders, Internal Audit, IT Compliance, and the external auditors
Maintain SOX documentation, including risk and control matrices, narratives, and business process flowcharts while innovating the use of our SOX compliance tool, AuditBoard
Perform annual reviews of key third party service providers and their audit reports (SOC1)
Help to build and implement a management testing program to supplement the control testing performed by our Internal Audit team

Adaptable, capable of prioritizing multiple tasks and activities to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
Insightful, creative, and collaborative; able to gather and analyze data, and identify material risks in order to form relevant conclusions and effective controls
Accountable, demonstrating personal ownership over actions, tasks, and responsibilities
Enterprise focused, able to apply a global point-of-view, and understanding that a one-size-fits-all program model will not always be effective
Open and truthful when communicating with others

Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field
2-4 years of audit and/or SOX experience
Knowledge of SOX requirements, Public Company Accountability Oversight Board (PCAOB) trends, the COSO internal control framework, and generally accepted accounting principles
Background in evaluating risk, processes, and controls
Preferences: Exposure to IT general controls, Big 4 public accounting and/or large global corporate experience, CPA, CIA or other relevant certification

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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.