Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company founded in 1973. At a time when all life on earth is under threat of extinction, we aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imagination—to influence changes needed to protect our planet. A registered B Corporation and founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to thousands of grassroots environmental groups around the world.


Your role: 

We are in business to save our home planet. You’ll be helping us achieve this by supporting the Financial Planning team for Europe. Your role will include preparing management reports, improving reporting by aligning with stakeholders’ needs, as well as, improving the reporting of automatic update.

Main tasks: 

 Financial Planning & Reporting

  • Provides P&L & KPI dashboard on all sales channels, ensure on time and accurate tracking of costs. Includes variance explanation and investigation of abnormal or unexpected activity within financial performance (Budget, Forecast, YOY – Year over Year comparisons).

  • Improve management reports and align with stakeholder needs.

  • Develop new reporting structure based on D365.

  • Create and monitor monthly OPEX reports and follow up on variations with department managers.

  • Track CAPEX and follow up on variances against budget. Improve current reporting.

  • Support the annual budget process

Month end close

  • Support accounting department of allocation on operational expenses against budget and FCST

Other

  • Support the Finance Manager and FP&A Lead  in a wide range of finance inquiries (such as P&L analysis, KPI reporting, Business reviews, trend analysis, price analysis, sales reporting) and ensured they are delivered timely and with accuracy.

  • On request extract financial data from various accounting and information systems and performs financial analyses of business/function figures

  • Track weekly selling performance against budgets.

  • Provide financial support and ad-hoc analysis to wholesale, retail and ecommerce and other requests.

  • Look for constant improvement in the use of systems to facilitate financial planning and reporting.

  • Provide support in setting up an in-depth margin variance reporting.

What we’re looking for:

  •  A love of the outdoors

  • A passion for saving our home planet and making a positive impact through your work

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration/ Financial Planning or Corporate Finance.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Accounting and/ or Financial Planning in a complex internati.

  • Strong in handling large data sets and the ability to translate into relevant information.

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Experience building financial models and creating reports.

  • Good understanding of Accounting Principles.

  • Ability to think and communicate cross functionally.

  • Proactive with a “can do” attitude.

  • Ability to communicate complex analytical & technical information. Solid presentation skills.

  • Fluent English written and spoken

It’s a plus if you also have the following:

  • Power BI knowledge 

Other important details:

  • This is a a 7 month position, based in Amsterdam

  • This is a fixed term full-time vacancy, intended to support the team until approximately October 2023. If you’re successful in the selection process, we will offer you a 7 months contract.

  • We have a hybrid work model, working from home for maximum 3 days per week.

  • We strive to make unbiased decisions and to offer a great experience to every person who applies for a role at Patagonia. Our interviews include standardised questions that focus on the aspects that are important for success in the role. For some roles there will also be a practical assignment, where you can showcase your skills

Perks:

Note:  Below is only an indicative list and may change at the time an offer of employment is made.

  • Events and workshops with environmentalists, change-makers, educators and sports ambassadors

  • Taking part in employee-lead groups such as Sports, Internal Communications, Footprint, Pride, Pata Parents and Events, or create your own!

  • Ongoing unique learning and development opportunities such as our own programme Earth University and workshops in anti-racism, core sports, among others.

  • Possibility to apply for an Environmental Internship (spending time away from your regular job to work for an environmental group, while being paid your regular salary) after one year of employment

  • Option to participate in our 1% for the Planet grants council, being trained and empowered to review and make funding decisions on the grant applications from environmental groups. 

  • We have dog-friendly offices where employees can bring their furry friend to work

  • We are an activist company and have policies in place to support employees that want to engage in activism.

  • All employees interns and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Programme, designed to provide third party, confidential support on a wide range of topics relating to emotional, behavioral and social challenges

  • All employees and interns have access to Unmind, our workplace mental health platform

  • Possibility to schedule your work hours flexibly (compensating missed hours during the week) to do volunteer work, care for loved ones, enjoy the outdoors, or spend more time to pursue your passions

  • After 1 month of employment, it’s possible to work remotely from another location in EU/EEA, UK or Switzerland for up to 12 weeks per year (pro-rated for less than 1 year)

  • Fully paid maternity leave (duration varies by country). After nine months of employment, we offer 12 weeks of partner leave and 12 weeks of adoptive leave. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

  • Access to Patagonia discounts and sample sales, as well as discounts at other outdoor and value-aligned companies

  • Plus other benefits specific to each region


 Every person who applies to join Patagonia receives equal employment opportunities, and we value a welcoming environment where each member of our EMEA team feels included, respected and empowered, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, national origin, disability or age. 

 

At Patagonia, we strive to have inclusive representation within our organisation and embrace a diverse mix of talent to contribute to our culture. We actively seek applications from Black and People of Colour (BPOC) and other underrepresented groups.

 As we are in business to save our home planet, we can only do this together.


 Please make sure that your CV and cover letter are in English.


 Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Thanks for your interest in supporting us for this role, but we don’t accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies


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