Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Posted Date: Apr-28-2017

Job ID: 7564

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

The Manager Financial Planning and Analysis contributes to REI’s success by driving financial excellence throughout the organization.  This role is a trusted financial and strategic advisor to the Retail leadership team and will be expected to bring timely and relevant thought leadership to the CO-OP.  This role will build and lead a team with a focus on elevating existing processes and tools in order to meet the needs of future CO-OP growth.  The position will create cross-functional partnerships and foster fact-and financial-based decision making for the CO-OP ensuring that we have consistency and accuracy.  This role has a broad impact across the organization, through leadership and accountability for the annual budgeting and strategic planning process, accurate financial forecasting, and ongoing financial analysis of strategic business initiatives.  This critical role will be the day-to-day engagement point for the Senior Leadership of the Retail division and the Director of FP&A.  In addition, this role will be responsible for leading initiatives around enterprise-wide profitability analysis, financial frameworks for operational decision-making, and reporting/KPIs to drive better alignment of financials for senior leadership and the Board of Directors.  This position includes advanced enterprise-wide special projects, duties and initiatives as assigned.


  • Act as the financial thought-leader and initiative driver for divisions while providing the divisional financial voice to senior executives
  • Lead, communicate, implement, and execute the corporate strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting cycles to support REI’s strategic initiatives at the senior leadership level
  • Recognize and solve complex business problems through financial analyses, such as lease-versus purchase, capital appropriations, or discounted cash flow\
  • Own ongoing recurring divisional financial deliverables such as QBRs and Board packets
  • Develop business cases and support post implementation analysis
  • Provide coaching, direction, and leadership support to team in order to achieve department, company, and customer results.
    • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
    • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
    • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.

Bring your passion and expertise


  • 5-10 years of Financial Planning and Analysis experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or similar; MBA or similar certification preferred
  • Proven success executing a corporate-wide budget cycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience interfacing with senior management professionals
  • Advanced experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Essbase, SAP, and/or equivalent planning and ERP systems  
  • Demonstrated team leadership and project management skills

Why you'll love it here

We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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