VP Finance

Black Diamond

Salt Lake City, UT


*Please apply directly to Black Diamond for this role.*

This position is accountable for leading the Operational Finance team in managing the Organization’s global strategic business plan, budgets and financial analysis, global product costing and gross margin reporting, impact of foreign exchange on the business, North America credit and collections, global operational accounting reserve policies and calculations. This position will also provide leadership and coaching to the accounting and FP&A teams. Specifically,

  • Leadership
  • Develop Finance team goals that are fully aligned with the foundation goals
  • Lead and coach the team to recruit and retain high caliber staff
  • Provide coaching, guidance and support, set professional development plans to assist employees to reach their full potential through the Performance Management process.
  • Ensure the team delivers the highest standard of departmental, cross departmental and cross foundation teamwork and customer service
  • Ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve business goals
  • Management Reporting
  • Financial management reporting for Senior Leadership and Board of Directors
  • Work in conjunction with the IT group and Corporate Controller to ensure financial management reporting tools and processes are in place to support the ongoing and future needs of the business
  • Develop and prepare a monthly Management Reporting Package
  • Develop regular reporting and analysis, including key metrics reports, and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required
  • Budgeting and Financial Modeling
  • Lead the annual business plan development, budgeting process, and building, managing, and execution of Long Range Planning
  • Lead the monthly and or quarterly global P&L forecast process
  • Provide ongoing financial modeling and analysis expertise to business partners.
  • Lead the financial modeling and analysis to support the development of long term strategic initiatives and business plans
  • Understand, calculate and communicate the impacts to foreign exchange to the organization
  • Credit and Collections
  • Ensure credit & collections group has a customer service focus and strives toward a decrease in the DSO
  • Monitor and analyze DSO and aging metrics
  • Determine if policies and overall credit limits provide the appropriate level of risk management
  • Monitor and analyze DSO and aging metrics and provide commentary for reporting to Sr. Management and the Board of Directors
  • Global accounting reserves
  • Develop and or maintain global policies for inventory, warranty, accounts receivable and sales returns reserves
  • Responsible for the Global review of accounting reserves and supporting metrics as well as the calculation of the North America reserves.
  • Prepare global reserves summary memo each quarter that support’s the organization’s reserve levels.
  • Global Systems, Policies, and Procedures
  • Recommend to Senior Management and or develop global operational controls that will help facilitate the growth of the company
  • Participate in the IT Steering Committee to help guide the Organization’s strategic technology systems and projects and their prioritization
  • Ensure all policies and systems that the operational finance teams are responsible for comply with SOX


Education Required:
Bachelors in Accounting or FinanceEducation Preferred: CPA and/or MBAWork Experience Required: 7-10 Years relevant work experiencePreferred Work Experience: 10+ years experience in a public company environmentSkills And General Experience Required

Strategic thinking and planning skills

  • Experience with strategy development and implementation
  • Understanding and experience with re-engineering processes and global systems change
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to lead complex projects through to an end point

Managing and Leading

  • Able to communicate effectively and lead others through change and new strategic initiatives
  • Able to build effective teams, coach and develop others
  • An individual who seizes opportunities and takes initiative as appropriate

Influence and Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Relationship building and rapport skills
  • Influencing and networking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to grasp Organization’s short and long term priorities and develop systems, processes and policies to support the achievement of them in a cost effective manner.
  • On an ongoing basis, evaluate and prioritizes activities, focus people resources against key business priorities

Alternative qualification: Accounting designation – CPA and or MBA preferred

  • 10 years working knowledge in accounting and finance with at least 6 years supervisory experience.
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively within time constraints
  • Knowledge of Financial and ERP systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software

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