North America DTC Operations Accounting Manager

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


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Job Description

Accounting Manager DTC Operations


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.

ColumbiaSportswear 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 isCalso driving exciting innovation in the applicationofadvanced analytics andautomatedintelligence.

The Accounting Manager for DTC operations is a key member of the North America Accounting Team overseeing retail accounting matters with sales audit and inventory control and accounting. This manager is the primary representative of the Accounting department to cross-functional DTC and Corporate teams regarding North America Brick and Mortar order-to-cash, direct procure-to-pay, and inventory accounting processes. This role manages 1 inventory accountant and also engages extensively with our Accounting Shared Services team. As the process and accounting expert, additional activities include active identification and resolution of issues, improvement of cross-functional business processes, and ad-hoc financial analytics.

You will ensure the overall financial statement accuracy of North America DTC inventory, including planning and analysis of key inventory reserves. Key individual responsible and accountable for the financial statement accuracy of units and costs of in-transit and on-hand inventory in the DTC and corporate ERP systems.
You will maintain oversight of the physical inventory count procedures working with B&M store leadership to properly count on-hand units and reconcile, investigate, and report shrink results. Analyze shrink results for root cause and remediation planning as well as for financial management (prepare annual budget and monitor actual vs. plan during the year).
You will represent the Finance & Accounting function as the subject matter expert for the DTC direct procure to pay cycle. Partner with Store Operations, Supply Chain, and DTC Merchandising teams to ensure inventory transactional activity is properly recorded in CSCs DTC and corporate systems. Ensure timely resolution of 3-way match exceptions (purchase order goods receipt invoice) for reconciliation and timely vendor payments. As necessary, support DTC business partners in managing vendor performance.
You will engage with the order-to-cash accountant on the Shared Services team regarding the daily sales audit process and the daily validation and reconciliation of credit card receivables and cash. Based on process and financial activities, influence and coordinate to mitigate risks and deliver process improvements with key stakeholders in Store Operations, Loss Prevention, and Treasury.
You will provide subject-matter expertise on key strategic initiatives including system implementations and enhancements within North America and to other geographies as necessary.
You will assist cross-functional partners in Merchandising, Store Operations, Loss Prevention, Financial Planning & Analysis functions for implementation of new processes, tools, and capabilities to improve operational and financial performance. Examples include freight management analytics, merchandise vendor management, inventory cost update impacts, resolution of supply chain challenges in vendor performance, managing armored car service, and consumer payment analytics.
You will represent Finance & Accounting in the cross-functional process of systems enhancements with DTC Tech partners. Support major and minor releases of system functionality through development of business requirements, testing, training and stabilization.
You will develop, implement and manage accounting processes, controls and systems to ensure appropriate level of internal control. Interface with internal and external auditors for Sarbanes-Oxley and audit related matters. Provide necessary supporting documentation for internal and external audits.

Adept at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
Analytical with a knack for reviewing data and forming relevant conclusions.
An effective communicator, expressing ideas and opinions to all levels of personnel, and across all business groups
An innate problem solver, function independently and with discretion, and work effectively under pressure. Team player with strong interpersonal skills. Proven success in coaching and developing staff

Bachelors degree in Accounting. CPA is a strong plus
Minimum 7+ years of progressive accounting/accounting process experience, with a minimum of 3 years experience in managing senior and staff accountants
Strong business acumen, with proven accounting management skills in terms of GAAP and best practice financial controls and reporting
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel required, including the ability to perform financial analysis
Intermediate to advanced data analytics is a plus, including the use of reporting tools such as SAP BW, Cognos TM1, and Microsoft PowerBI. Experience with SAP and Microsoft Dynamics 365 preferred.
Retail accounting experience preferred

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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.