Lead Business Process Analyst - Finance

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.

Columbia Sportswear Finance & Accounting teams overseethefinancial health andforwardstrategy for a portfolio of four global brands. These teams exercise expertise across Compliance, Credit, FinancialPlanning andReporting, Tax, Treasury,Procurement and Strategy. Advancing traditional Finance & Accounting functions, the organization is also driving exciting innovation in the applicationofadvanced analytics andautomatedintelligence.
As a Lead Business Process Analyst (BPA) you will represent the Finance function across enterprise projects and initiatives. You will be responsible for understanding and documenting the current state of Finance operations (business processes), as well as the future state project objectives. Youll be relied upon to develop strong working partnerships with business stakeholders to gain a thorough understanding of Finance business needs and requirements, working in tandem with Global Information Systems (GIS) technical teams to translate requirements and assist in design, testing and implementation of system/technical solutions.

Lead a project team on major projects within Finance functional areas. Provide project support within Finance functional areas
Be a visible business advocate, representing and influencing business requirements and interests across the Finance and Accounting functions
Participate in cross functional interview sessions to gather and elicit information, controls and risks from functional managers and their staff on Finance processes and opportunities for improvement
Participate in cross-functional sessions to present and validate proposed solutions and business process changes with functional managers
Perform gap analysis to evaluate scope and impact of current and future models
Collaborate with enterprise architects to ensure designs and solutions are compliant with the overall architecture
Drive cross functional teams to develop, test and implement functional and/or technical solutions to achieve the desired end state. Accountable for testing activities, including writing end-to-end scenarios, data coordination and preparation, test execution, defect follow-up and resolution
Engage with end users to perform continuous reviews to align processes with changing business conditions

Organized, demonstrating impeccable time management and presentation skill
Capable of navigating ambiguity and change
Collaborative, exercising leadership and guidance to work toward agreements with cross-functional business areas
Detail oriented (validating converted data, information, processes, etc.)
Comfortable working with IT teams as solutions are developed (i.e. interface, trouble-shoot, understand some system challenges).

Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business, or equivalent experience
8+ years of experience as a business process analyst or relevant business experience
Finance or accounting related experience preferred, with demonstrated knowledge of principles, concepts, and theories within Accounting
Applied experience in ERP Project implementation (including testing, cutover, validation and production support) desired. Working knowledge of SAP, D365, PDM, TM1, or similar a plus
Demonstrated skill organizing, leading and conducting individual and cross functional group interviews to gather information about current business process, translating this information into process models

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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.