Technical Accounting Manager

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description
This position will play a critical role within the global accounting function, coordinating accounting policy development and maintenance, new accounting standard adoption, contract review, and providing accounting guidance to a variety of stakeholders across the business. Conduct extensive research regarding the impact to financial statements of potential changes to accounting rules proposed by accounting standards setters and advises senior management and stakeholders. Coordinate the development, implementation, and communication of new policies and procedures to comply with newly issued accounting standards. Provide accounting guidance related to proposed transactions to ensure conformity to generally accepted accounting practices and company policies and procedures.

You will lead the development, implementation and communication of accounting policies while coordinating with other accounting functions, global regions and business partners.
You will provide consultation to other accounting departments and functional business partners on unusual technical accounting and financial reporting matters to ensure conformity to generally accepted accounting policies and company policies and procedures.
You will review contractual agreements and document appropriate accounting treatment for contract terms. Communicate conclusions to other accounting departments and business partners.
You will monitor the activities of accounting standard setting bodies to ensure timely identification of emerging pronouncements and provide thought leadership.
You will educate management and other stakeholders on emerging FASB & SEC developments; engage with pertinent team members and coordinate adoption and implementation plans for items impacting Columbia Sportswear.
You will prepare memorandums supporting the companys accounting conclusions pertaining to new standard adoption, application of generally accepted accounting practices and treatment of unusual or significant transactions.
Prepare certain aspects of materials to be presented to the audit committee of the board of directors and coordinate presentation topics with other departments, including Tax, Treasury, Finance, and Internal Audit, and the external auditors.
Review and provide comments on quarterly SEC filings.

Able to explain complex accounting concepts to non-accountants.
Ready to play a key role in Columbia's adherence to GAAP and SEC regulations.

Public Accounting Experience
Big Four Experience (is a plus).

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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.