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Columbia Sportswear Company Sr Financial Analyst-Corporate Functions in Portland, Oregon

Sr Financial Analyst-Corporate Functions

Full time Portland, OR US May 4 2021


At Columbia, we’re as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we’re 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: “It’s 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.


Columbia Sportswear Finance & Accounting teams oversee the financial health and forward strategy for a portfolio of four global brands. These teams exercise expertise across Compliance, Credit, Financial Planning and Reporting, Tax, Treasury, and Strategy. Advancing traditional Finance & Accounting functions, the organization is also driving exciting innovation in the application of advanced analytics and automated intelligence.

As the Corporate Functions Analyst you’ll support Columbia Sportswear Company’s Human Resources, Legal & Corporate Affairs, and Finance departments, providing strategic and financial support to drive effective, efficient, and informed operations. You’ll receive broad exposure to the corporate operations of a multinational corporation and opportunities to partner with senior leaders.

You will drive all aspects of financial planning (long-range planning, budgeting, and forecasting) and analysis for these divisions, including supporting major projects.


  • Influence, enable and coach your business partners to make sound business decisions

  • Lead the development and compilation of annual budgets and periodic forecasts, as well as forecast to actual variances analysis for the Corporate Functions organizations

  • Actively engage in the development of three-year, strategic, and long-range financial plans for the Corporate Functions organizations

  • Create insightful and accurate reporting tools, processes, and ad hoc analyses with a focus on clear storytelling, action-oriented output, and an ongoing drive for continuous improvement


  • Nimble and detail-oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment with accuracy

  • Able to build rapport and effective relationships with a large number of partners while serving as a challenger in the development of sound financial/business plans

  • Curious, going beyond the surface to find opportunity and harvest it

  • Customer-focused and influencing, capable of emphasizing information to enable and guide cross-functional Senior Management decision-making processes aimed at growth and profitability


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, related field, or equivalent

  • 5+ years experience focused on financial forecasting, budgeting, and analysis with demonstrated organizational and communication abilities

  • Advanced problem-solving skills with the ability to identify potential and/or existing financial issues, evaluate available options and recommend corrective action

  • Demonstrated ability to create effective excel models and presentations

  • Experience with visual analytics tools, such as Power BI or Tableau, and prior experience with enterprise-level planning systems such as IBM Cognos TM1

To learn more about our hiring process during COVID-19, click here .


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.