Vista Outdoor Senior Manager, Finance Planning & Analysis - Outdoor Recreation Camelbak in Petaluma, California

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Sr. Manager of FP&A will be responsible for leading the budgeting and forecasting people, process and systems across the Outdoor Recreation Division. Responsible for delivery of accurate, driver based P&L, balance sheet and cash flow forecast. This role will partner with leaders across all aspects of the business to deliver forecast and insightful analysis. Role will also partner with accounting to ensuring accurate business unit financial information, manage execution of internal financial reporting and analytics, and Ad Hoc Analysis as required.


(Experience, education, licenses, certifications, and specific knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.)

  • Eight or more years of experience in FP&A or related role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. MBA preferred.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze complex data and derive meaning/insight

  • High level of initiative and work well in a cross functional team environment

  • Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills

  • Expert level skills in Excel modeling required

  • Strong PowerPoint skills required

  • Experience with large ERP and financial planning systems (Oracle desired)


(Fundamental duties necessary to achieve the objective of the position.)

  • Work directly with General Managers and Sales leaders in charge of each business unit to create revenue plans analyzing drivers, risks and opportunities.

  • Work directly with Operations leaders in each business unit to create COGS and OCOGS plans analyzing drivers, risks and opportunities.

  • Create departmental OPEX forecasts by understanding spend drivers, risks and opportunities.

  • Monitor complete P&L throughout the quarter to land within targets, perform variance analysis and determine root cause to fix issues.

  • Provide internal management reporting and recommendations to help lead the business

  • Create and update financial forecast models used to budget Revenue, COGS, OpEx, CapEx, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow updates of key assumptions and financial impact analysis.

  • Prepare monthly financial forecast presentation for executive staff.

  • Work directly with accounting to support closing of the books and post close analysis of actual vs. forecast.

  • Lead Finance team in driving Divisional initiatives

  • Other ad-hoc FP&A tasks and analysis as necessary.


  • Handles stressful situations and deadline pressures well

  • Results oriented, with ability to complete assignments in timely manner and manage priorities

  • Enjoy working in a fast pace environment

  • Experience in a Consumer Products Company

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

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