Snow Peak is embarking on an exciting period of growth in the North American marketplace. If you have a love for the outdoors, a passion for great product design, a keen business mind and a track record of building mutually beneficial sales relationships with customers, this position just might be the perfect fit for you!
The Controller will plan and direct the accounting operations of the company. This position will dig in and make the numbers tell a story, leading new and annual projects such as the implementation into SAP and global audits, and day to day activities such as managing the finance team. This person is a leader and teacher with strong tech skills, a good understanding of financial statement preparation and analysis, and an ability to understand myriad accounting operations and job functions.
Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Schedule: Regular work week
Location: Portland, OR
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Supervising Others: Yes
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Oversee the operations of the Accounting Department, which include accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
Oversee training programs and identifies training needs.
Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
Oversee the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
Recommend benchmarks that will be used to measure the company's performance.
Produce the annual budget and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management.
Provide financial analysis, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.
Work with external auditors and provides needed information for the annual audit.
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
Perform other related duties as necessary or assigned.
MBA in Accounting or similar level of education
Seven years or more of related experience required.
Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
Superior verbal and written communication skills including active listening
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
Proficient in accounting and tax preparation software.
Proficient computer skills with the ability to learn new software
Enthusiasm for a fast paced, high growth working environment
A creative mind with an ability to take initiative and be resourceful
A passion for the outdoors and the beneficial role it plays in people’s lives
The commitment to maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives
NICE TO HAVE
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation
Experience with SAP, Sage accounting systems
Experience in the outdoor, retail, or apparel industries
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Communicate effectively with a diverse audience in person, by phone and by computer
A creative, fun, and dynamic work environment in beautiful Portland, OR
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
About Snow Peak
Snow Peak was started in 1958, when our founder Yamai Yukio, an accomplished mountaineer, created his own line of superior gear out of the disappointment with products available in his native Japan. His innovative and pioneering spirit continues to guide our vision. Today, Snow Peak provides a wide range of high-quality outdoor apparel and gear to discerning consumers worldwide. Each product we produce is rigorously designed for beauty, function and durability: investment-grade equipment helping you experience nature at its best.
Snow Peak USA is at an exciting stage in company history, coupling significant investment with an ambitious growth strategy for the North American market. Our USA Headquarters is in Portland, Oregon - a world-renowned hub for both the outdoor lifestyle and for creative design. We operate retail stores in Portland and New York City, and the near future will see us expanding our physical footprint across the US. We’re looking for talented and creative people to join us on that journey - especially ones who share our passion for design and the limitless rewards of time spent outside.
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