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Analyst, Cost Accounting

Company: VF Corporation
Location: Appleton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Ad

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Dickies . Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We're committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.

We are a purpose-led company that seeks not only to succeed in business, but also to leverage our success and resources to make the world better. Through our brands and nearly 55,000 associates around the world, we power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We are movement makers. It's who we are and have always been.

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.

Analyst, Cost Accounting: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family.

As part of VF Outdoor Coalition Accounting team, this position is responsible for costing and inventory financial reporting to senior finance management, and to various external entities in accordance with required accounting standards and regulations. The analyst is assigned to a combination of internal reporting and analysis responsibilities and financial accounting projects.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Perform the month end closing process by reviewing cost center expenses and balance sheet accounts, analyzing variances for both budget and forecasts, capitalizing relevant variances, and recording journal entries as needed.
  • Review the absorption variances by matching actual costs against absorptions earned from receipts, record and analyze the variance from standards, and provide summary information for management reporting.
  • Generate reporting to review purchasing variance by comparing open PO values to SAP standard costs, investigate significant differences, work to correct master data if required and communicate expected variance findings to the brands to assist with forecasting.
  • Maintain irregulars and in-transit associated entries and analysis. Follow up on discrepancies.
  • Team lead for system reporting tickets related to SAP and BI reports.
  • Work with the distribution centers to understand monthly inventory adjustments.
  • Participate in special project work by providing financial modeling and ad hoc reporting as needed.
  • Prepare account reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 2-4 years accounting experience preferred

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Excellent understanding of systems - Microsoft Office, SAP & Cognos preferred
  • Excellent communication (oral and written)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in dynamic environment
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work well independently and with others
  • Integrity
  • Stamina and ability to work in excess of 40 hours when necessary
  • Team player
  • Resourceful
  • Bias for action
  • Positive attitude

Why should you work at VF?

  • Discounts on all VF products
  • Casual work environment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Adoption and Fertility assistance
  • Back-up child and elder care

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • May require extensive sitting and use of keyboard
  • May require overtime as needed to meet demand/schedule.
  • Some travel may be required

Keywords: VF Corporation, Appleton , Analyst, Cost Accounting, Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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