Sr. Financial Analyst - Retail

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Columbia Sportswear’s Retail Financial Analyst supports the company’s growing U.S. Retail and E-Commerce business. Leveraging financial planning and analytical skills, this position plays a significant role impacting critical strategic and operational decisions. This position is part of a cross-functional effort that includes our Financial Planning and Analysis and U.S. Retail teams as well as other organizations within the Company.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • The utilization of driver based planning capabilities in support of growing U.S. Retail and E-Commerce business planning, forecasting, and reporting needs.
  • Preparation and analysis of strategic plans, annual operating plans and forecast updates for the U.S. retail business.
  • Complete timely and insightful financial analysis to assist in evaluating performance against strategic, operating and budget plans. Complete further financial analysis to identify retail growth drivers and trends (internal and external).
  • Develop financial justification for key investment projects (new stores, refurbishments, etc.).
  • Analyze monthly financial results of the retail business and review conclusions with store managers and corporate finance.
  • Ensure thorough monthly review of retail commitments and spending plans resulting in updated SG&A expense and capital expenditure forecasts.
  • Liaise between Corporate Finance and the Retail Division by establishing strong working relationships with the finance and retail management teams. Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear management and staff in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and the efficient operation of the organization.
  • Support both Corporate Finance and Retail Leadership with other ad hoc analysis and special projects.
  • Assist with the preparation and analysis of historical monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial statements and related analyses for management and the Board of Directors. 
  • Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear management, staff and other departments in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization.

Specific Job Skills:


  • Possess ability to translate, consolidate, and prepare financial statements, budgets and forecasts. 
  • Experience with sales forecasting and expense planning for multiple locations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and activities, frequently with deadlines. 
  • Ability to solve problems, operate independently and with discretion, and work effectively under pressure.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required and experience with financial systems including SAP and Cognos a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Math, Engineering or a business-related field
  • MBA and/or CPA is preferred


  • 5-8 years of professional experience in accounting, financial analysis or another related field
  • Retail and/or ecommerce experience is a plus
  • 5-8 years of experience with business systems planning including SAP, Hyperion Essbase and/or Cognos
  • Minimum of 3 or more years of experience in a role presenting financial analysis and recommendations to a business unit leader


Columbia Sportswear Company is a portfolio of Brands for active lives.  From our flagship Columbia Brand to Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and even the SOREL Brand….we are all about making products that get people closer to their passions.


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. 


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