Financial Analyst

    prAna is an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life and vitality of the spirit. We are honored to borrow this word as our company name, as it lifts our aspirations and helps guide our actions towards a socially mindful and environmentally sustainable organization.

    We started back in 1993 in Carlsbad, California and we continue to grow and resonate with like- minded people; climbers, surfers, athletes of all flavors, yogis, artists and free spirited folks around the world.

    Overview of Position:

    Utilizing independent discretion and judgment, the Financial Analyst is responsible for executing important functions within finance, treasury, taxes and retail operations necessary to support both Company and Retail businesses. The position performs a variety of tasks related to the development, monitoring, and management of the Company’s annual budget and other related financial activities. The Financial Analyst operates autonomously to ensure accurate and timely completion of core responsibilities with limited supervision. The position must resolve conflicts and reconcile issues with minimal guidance and supervision and communicate with internal customers and co-workers in a professional, helpful manner at all times.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    1. Monitors and tracks departmental budgets and provides departments with guidance on the interpretation, monitoring, and management of respective budgets
    2. Conducts detailed and complex analysis and evaluations of budget trends and performance to include both financial and narrative information
    3. Enters, verifies, and maintains data within the budget and financial software systems and additional spreadsheets and seeks ways to improve data and data processing and analysis
    4. Works independently and/or with the CFO, Manager of Financial Planning and other staff on the creation, composition, and production of monthly and quarterly reports and presentations
    5. Participates actively on teams and committees on behalf of the Finance Department
    6. Analyzes company’s cash flow and responsible for cash flow forecasting
    7. Performs regular transaction audits of retail sales and gift cards to verify accurate data processing and resolves all discrepancies
    8. Processes commission payments and resolve any territory, rates and deduction issues directly with sales reps
    9. Manages gift card activities and inquiries
    10. Manages sales tax software, approve monthly returns, and ensure compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements
    11. Performs month-end closing activities related to banking and retail transactions and Intercompany with parent company, Columbia Sportswear Company
    12. Maintains retail operational stats and assist planning monthly sales goals
    13. Responsible for any monthly/quarterly reporting obligations to lessor
    14. Daily Check Deposit as needed

    Other duties as assigned

    Required Experience

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in accounting, finance, budgeting, or a closely related field with proven experience in budgeting practices, basic accounting, forecasting, spreadsheets, and financial software required
    • Proven commitment to quality, innovation and process improvement with an emphasis on collaborative teamwork and high standards of customer service

    Technical Skills and Experience

    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel (especially with sumifs, lookups and pivot tables)
    • Proficient with Word, PowerPoint and other business applications
    • Experience working in an application maintenance environment
    • Must be willing to document processes and be open to change and improvement
    • Have previous experience with Full Circle or other ERP system
    • Capacity for working with large, diverse sets of numerical data
    • Ability to understand and apply GAAP

    Employee must be able to perform essential functions of position with our without reasonable accommodations.

    **Please note: All candidates will be subject to a pre-offer background check which may include, depending on position requirements, criminal history, credit history, driving record, employment verification, education and reference check.

    prAna is an Equal Employment Employer

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