Sr. Finance Analyst - Sales

Vista Outdoor
Santa Cruz
17 May 2019
22 May 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Full time
Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Senior Finance Analyst (Sales) will support the Finance Manager – Sales & Analysis and will be located at the Scotts Valley office. The candidate is responsible for the generation of high quality financial information for multiple business units within the Bell+Giro division of Vista Outdoor, Inc. through multiple ERP systems including BI, and IBM Controller. This position assists in the preparation, analysis, and distribution of financial and management reporting, including budgets, forecasts and business analytics. This includes Sales finance reporting across GEOs and business units.
Responsibilities include:
  • Generation of accurate Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Sales Forecasts for Bell+Giro CRD (Mass) & SRD (Specialty) businesses
  • Partner to report on ASP & Margins forecast and plan for CRD/SRD businesses
  • Maintain Closeout and EPR Price lists
  • Supporting the financial requirements of Executive Management and the Bell+Giro sales team including requests for customer/product level analysis and profitability.
  • Enhancing systems, processes, and reports to improve the quality and availability of financial information to aid in management and control of the business.
  • Performing routine and ad hoc analysis, as required.

Proficiency working within ERP and Planning systems is desired as the position will be required to use SAP, BI, MS Excel. The candidate must be well rounded with good oral and written communication skills and possess the ability to work closely with Senior Executives and Finance teams to standardize and improve performance measures and analytical methods that are consistent and meaningful. The position will prove to be a challenging, rewarding and visible opportunity for the individual who possesses the requisite skills and attributes.


  • The candidate must have a BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or Economics and 5+ years of hands–on planning and financial analysis experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of planning and financial analysis principles, practices and procedures.
  • Advanced MS Excel, SAP, SAP BI, and MS Office.


  • Develop financial models to support business analysis and perform revenue analysis, forecasting and reporting functions. This will include not only standard reporting and analysis on actual performance, also the building and running of scenarios to evaluate the impact of potential programs and deals (special programs, closeouts, E–Commerce etc) on Bell+Giro forecasted and budgeted financials to create fact–based analysis used in future forecasting and planning.
  • Cross–train on finance team responsibilities to develop/enhance onboarding processes and staff flexibility.
  • Develop monthly financial reporting for business reviews and analysis to provide insight to business partners on results and to meet corporate financial reporting.
  • Provide financial analysis and reporting for all profit centers within the Bell+Giro Division. Support weekly, monthly, and quarterly analysis and provide reports on drivers of performance.
  • Interact with other support functions (such as the finance and accounting, operations, and IT teams) in a manner conducive to furthering the goals of the finance team.
  • Provide various ad–hoc analyses as requested by Finance Manager and Vista Outdoor management including Gross Sales, Net Sales, Gross Profit, product line reporting and trend analysis.


  • Proven organizational skills, detail–orientation and solid work ethic.
  • Strong financial modeling and spreadsheet development skills.
  • Ability to interpret financial statements, analyze results, and identify key issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage tight deadlines and prioritize workload with high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Team player, takes initiative, motivated to succeed.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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