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Financial Analyst

Portland, OR | Finance and Accounting

Job Description


Financial Analyst


Job Summary:

Do you amaze people with your Excel skills?  Do you quickly grasp new business models and their key drivers?  Can you work at the deep detail level and then abstract the relevant information and present it in an easy to understand format?  Does building structure and meticulous attention detail excite you?  If so, you might have what we need for our Financial Analyst position.


The Financial Analyst role requires deep understanding of The Clymb’s business model and underlying drivers as well as expert business acumen.  The opportunity includes modeling complex financial and operational situations in Excel and other tools, ad-hoc reporting and analysis to inform business decisions across the organization, and providing financial reporting to internal and external groups.  Working across multiple departments and levels is part of the job.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can work well both autonomously and under the direction of others.  The role requires a candidate who thrives in a rapidly growing, fast-paced and constantly changing environment.


You will be challenged.  You won’t be bored.  And you will be highly valued.



  • Provide financial analysis and support to Finance and executive team to drive strategic decision-making.
  • Implement changes to complex financial model as directed, continually upgrading and quality checking to provide accurate and timely business information.
  • Recommend changes to financial and operational models based on analysis, industry knowledge, business acumen, and ad-hoc analytics projects.
  • Within forecast, update actuals, determine variance and provide analysis on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Build additional models to forecast company growth and performance and evaluate new opportunities.
  • Create proforma and historical financial statements, metrics reports, and other financial presentations for multiple business units.
  • Participate in the budgeting process and monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliations.
  • Assist company in developing KPIs at corporate and departmental levels.
  • Present financial information in format that is easy to understand.
  • Update and analyze complex financial information from multiple lines of business and business units for use in building models for decision-making and predicting financial outcomes.
  • Benchmark company’s performance against comparables; maintain database of industry and competitor financial and operational metrics/performance.
  • Partner with others on financial analysis, business metrics, financial reporting, special projects, and new business opportunities.
  • Assist with due diligence and analysis for equity and debt providers.
  • Initiate continual process improvement efforts to enhance timeliness and accuracy.
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis and other projects as needed.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar field with commensurate experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting or finance.
  • Strong understanding of budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Experience presenting financial information and providing variance analysis to C-level staff.
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communication and presentations skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills and the ability to creatively solve problems.
  • Expert modeling skills.
  • Results- and metrics-driven with ability to work cross-functionally, on teams, and independently to meet deadlines and requirements.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities and competing demands for time and resources.
  • Experience growing a team in size and complexity.
  • Bias toward finding solutions vs. shutting down ideas.
  • Ability to relate to The Clymb's products and the Northwest outdoor lifestyle.
  • Is driven to meet The Clymb’s core values of Growth, Excellence, Authenticity, and Respect.


Desired Qualifications

  • Ownership of business unit or company budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Systems implementation or design experience.
  • Advanced degree or qualification such as MBA, CPA or CFA.
  • Experience with Netsuite, SAP, or similar software package.
  • Experience in start-up or high-growth environment.
  • Experience building teams and creating and documenting processes.


About Us:

The Clymb is a private retail community - connecting premium outdoor brands with passionate, influential end-users. A dedication to innovation, customer service and brand stewardship have helped us become the fastest growing e-tailer in the outdoor industry. We work hard so we can play hard and we use the gear we sell. If you're as passionate about innovation as you are the outdoors, come join us at our Portland, OR headquarters. Good Things Come to Those Who Clymb™


To Apply:

  • Attach your résumé.
  • Tell us why you belong here.
  • Provide three professional references - include in the cover letter. 
  • Provide salary history from three most recent jobs - include in the cover letter.  



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