• Business Controller

    Job Locations US-UT-Ogden
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/21/2019 7:11 PM)
    # of Openings
    Finance and Accounting
  • Overview

    Amer Sports is looking for individuals to join our team, professionals who are passionate about contributing to the success of our company while building a career in the outdoor industry. Across its portfolio of brands Amer recruits talented professionals who combine personal ambition with enthusiasm for working as part of a team toward a common goal. 


    Business Controller


    The ASA (America/South America) GTM (Go To Market) Business Area Controller position is responsible for the financial activities of the Americas GTM organization for their assigned business area (BA). As a key member of the Americas Business Controlling Team, he/she has responsibility for the implementation of Americas GTM strategy and steering the GTM team towards achieving profitable growth targets. Of particular focus for this role is the on-going definition, development and reporting of the Americas GTM.

    What You'll Do

    This role will be responsible for all Americas region Go-to-Market business controlling functions for the assigned BA. This includes overall responsibility for financial activities – financial performance and steering, budget and forecast preparation, operating expense management and control and regular financial results reporting.
    o Business Controlling – Planning & Control
    o Manage all aspects of the assigned BA’s Americas GTM financial budgeting and forecasting process by working with regional sales, finance, & commercial management as well as with the group BA finance and commercial teams.
    o Financial and business planning, steering & monitoring performance, optimizing operating capital.
    o Prepare, analyze and report financial results – Sales trends, product gross margins, average net selling price analysis, BA operating expenses, and BA inventory and balance sheet items
    o Analyze GTM results versus expectations (sales, margins, operating expenses and inventory management) and drive actions needed to meet financial targets & overall GTM objectives
    o Provide financial impact analysis of Sales Program / Discounting Structures including:
     Coop Agreement Analysis
     Warranty/Defective Allowance Analysis
     Sales Volume Rebate Agreements
    o Financial Reporting and Analysis
    o Hyperion and internal management reporting using Hyperion and Hyperion Retrieve
    o Conduct Monthly Financial Reviews & Governance meetings with Commercial Leadership & GTM teams
    o Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis of financial data to support decision making on channels, customers, programs, etc.
    o Enhance management reporting in order to improve communication of critical information and maintain accountability for financial performance, to individuals at all levels in the organization
    o Perform internal and external benchmark analysis on key business areas and identify opportunities to improve operations and deliver more profitable growth.
    o Support Sales and Operational Planning Process
    o Inventory Management/Working Capital Analysis & Forecasting
    o DSI/Inventory Turn/Sell-Thru Analysis
    o Replenishment Order Review and Analysis
    o Primary GTM Finance liaison with applicable BA Retail & Ecom team(s).

    What We're Looking For

    • 5+ years of related work in Financial analysis and business controlling
    • Strong ability to build business cases, have helicopter view but also detailed analytical skills when needed
    • SAP FICO & BI systems experience a plus
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; MBA a plus


    Amer Sports is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.


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