TITLE: Financial Analyst IIOUTGROWN 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
Department: Columbia Sportswear 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.
Our Global Financial Compliance (GFC) department plays an important role in partnering with the business and management to design and deploy a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 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 Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Information Officer and other members of the leadership team as well as the investor community that relies on the accuracy and completeness of the financial information we report.
Position Introduction: As a Financial Analyst, You will play a critical role in supporting core program operations, including assessing and responding to risks. 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.
In addition to the above , this role will also have Consolidation Responsibilities.This accounting position will prepare the monthly consolidation, including consolidated financial statements, eliminations and supporting schedules. You will distribute financial reports to senior management and accounting leadership
HOWYOULLMAKE A DIFFERENCE
Build a strong understanding of our business in order to evaluate processes, identify risks, and design and implement effective internal controls
Help to maintain SOX documentation, including risk and control matrices, narratives, and business process flowcharts
Perform annual reviews of key third party service providers and their audit reports (SOC1)
Administer the quarterly control self-assessment program
Help to execute a management testing program to supplement the control testing performed by our Internal Audit team
Assist in innovating the use of our SOX compliance tool, AuditBoard
Prepare monthly consolidation, including consolidated financial statements, eliminations and supporting schedules.
Review and analyze financial data for accuracy.
Document policies and internal control procedures as necessary.
Proactively improve processes, accuracy and efficiency.
Perform self-review of work to identify problems and solutions.
Drive cross-functional issues to resolution.
Comply with internal controls to protect the assets of the company.
Assist with data validation and testing for ERP implementations
A Team player
Project Management: Able to prioritize multiple tasks and activities to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail; adaptable to changing needs of the department
Critical Thinking: Insightful, creative, and collaborative; able to gather and analyze data and form relevant conclusions
Process Consulting: Able to evaluate a process, identify material risks, and design effective controls
Continuous Improvement: Applies an improvement lens when developing and executing program initiatives and activities
Accountability: Demonstrates personal ownership over actions, tasks, and responsibilities
Enterprise Mindset: Applies a global point-of-view, understanding that a one-size-fits-all program model will not always be effective
Honesty and Integrity: Open and truthful when communicating with others; aligns behaviors with core company values
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.