Accounting Manager

Finance Park City, Utah


Position at Backcountry

POSITION TITLE: Accounting Manager      

BUSINESS/COMPANY/DEPARTMENT: Finance       

LOCATION: Park City, UT

 As Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the timeliness of our monthly accounting close and the accuracy of our financial statements.  This includes being responsible for performing complex accounting activities for all of Backcountry’s brands and preparing the consolidated financial statements. You will lead and develop the accounting team to ensure financial record integrity and standards, while maintaining and enhancing the internal controls within the accounting department.  In addition, you will work cross-functionally to support business activities with the proper Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) treatment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the month, quarter and year end close process to ensure timely delivery of accurate financial statements and supporting schedules, ensuring that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting standards.
  • Prepare consolidated internal and external financial statements.
  • Develop, contribute, and present accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations for accounting operations.
  • Maintain and balance the company consolidation through entries across multiple subsidiaries, including intercompany reconciliations and foreign currency accounting.
  • Review general ledger entries and account reconciliations, substantiate financial transactions, maintain auditable record and supporting documentation standards.
  • Identify, research, and explain variances of actual performance to prior results.
  • Maintain, strengthen, and test internal controls, while consistently evaluating the control environment impact from changes in the business.
  • Analyze current procedures and drive continuous improvement, especially by leveraging and adopting technology to automate processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional areas to align business activities with the proper general accounting treatment.
  • Provide accounting support for internal and external audits.
  • Hire, develop, and motivate accounting staff members, including building the accounting skills and knowledge of the team to deliver complete and accurate financial recording, reporting and analysis.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; stay up to date on professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organizations.
  • Accomplish the accounting and organization mission by completing related projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Master's degree preferred
  • CPA required; Big 4 experience preferred.
  • 6+ years of accounting and/or auditing experience, preferably within the retail industry.
  • 3 years’ experience leading and supervising a team of direct reports.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask, balance priorities and meet tight deadlines, while maintaining accuracy of information and attention to detail.
  • Intermediate to advanced NetSuite, MS Office Suite, PowerBI and Alteryx skills preferred

ABOUT BACKCOUNTRY

Seek it. Find it. Send it. We help customers seek the perfect gear for their backcountry, find their awe, and send it their way. Through our five brands—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and Steep&Cheap—we give our customers the gear, knowledge, and inspiration they need to chase life’s greatest moments. We foster local outdoor communities around the locations of our expanding number of retail stores, and we’re actively creating a more inclusive and equitable outdoors for all through our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives.

We’re a company of Gearheads and we offer personalized expertise at every level of the organization. This means we curate the best assortment of premium gear and apparel, a premium shopping experience, personalized Gearhead advice, super-fast and accurate fulfillment, and aspirational and informative content.

We take growth and personal fulfillment seriously. For our employees—aka, our Herd—this means career growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. We offer perks like an exceptional gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office. 

When you join the Backcountry Herd, you join a crew that is passionate about their jobs and equally stoked on the outdoors. Pre-dawn skintrack laps are the norm, MTB rides are our lunch break, and you’ll regularly find coworkers hitting the trail together post-work. Benefits are competitive and include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account.





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