Controller (Dickies/Workwear Brands) in Appleton, WI

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

VF Corporation   •  

Appleton, WI 54911

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 31 days ago

Powerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation put us at the heart of our consumers' lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.

While our company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.

Brand Controller: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

As part of VF Outdoor Coalition accounting team, this position provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data for the specified brand within the VF Outdoor Coalition.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Achieves financial objectives by managing monthly and year-end closing process for the specified brand; preparing budgets; analyzing expense variances; analyzing account reconciliations; initiating corrective action.

Summarizes current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statement, and other reports. Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information and trends. Maintains accurate brand financial statements consistent with Coalition reporting guidelines and in accordance with GAAP.

Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

Provides appropriate and complete financial analysis and documentation behind account information and activity. Documents financial transaction by entering account information. Recommends financial actions by analyzing monthly results.

Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents. Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures. Identifies opportunities for improvements in financial procedures and controls, and leads implementation.

Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.

Maintains financial security by following internal controls.

Support brand management in analyzing and understanding financial variances. Provide recommendations to management and Brand CFO from the financial analyses performed. Provide brand analysis to help understand margin and profit trends of the business, with supporting recommendations to management. Identifies cost savings opportunities from financial transaction analysis performed, and leads initiatives to implement improvements.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking best practices; participating in professional societies. Complies with Federal, state and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements and advising senior management on needed action.

Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure environment; developing personal growth opportunities. Mentors accounting staff by providing individual guidance and technical expertise. Accomplishes accounting department staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling and disciplining employees.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 6-10 years industry experience

Educational/ Position Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance

Manufacturing or consumer products experience preferred

Leadership skills - management/supervisory experience required

Excellent PC and technical systems skills; SAP experience; Advanced proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications, preferably Microsoft Office, especially excel

CPA and/or CMA preferred

MBA preferred

Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels inside and outside VF Outdoor and Action Sports

Ability to work independently and be a self-starter

Strong organizational and problem solving skills

Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a dynamic environment

Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

High energy level and positive outlook

Must possess good judgement and ability to problem solve

Stamina able to be maintained to manage a work level that may exceed 40 hours per week

Ability to work under pressure

Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

Confidentiality required

High level of integrity required

Why should you work at VF?

Discounts on all VF products

Casual work environment

Tuition reimbursement

Opportunities for growth

Competitive compensation and benefits package

Opportunities to get involved in the community

Work for a place that has a commitment to sustainability.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7