Vista Outdoor Assistant Controller in Anoka Distribution Center, Minnesota

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 individual in this role will lead and be responsible for Vista Outdoor’s external financial reporting in accordance with applicable accounting standards/regulations, and Vista Outdoor policies. Working across Finance (e.g. FP&A, Tax, Treasury, Business Controllers) and with other business partners, the Assistant Controller of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting will also maintain and establish Vista Outdoor’s accounting policies/practices and lead the implementation of new accounting standards. As a member of the Corporate Controller’s leadership team, this individual demonstrates teamwork and a commitment to protect and maximize shareholder value by developing the Finance function to ensure timely and accurate financial information; and by building business and financial reporting processes with effective internal controls.

The ideal candidate is a visible, high-impact seasoned finance professional with an in-depth understanding of global technical accounting standards, accounting systems and processes. This person is an experienced manager and motivator of teams with the ability to select, develop and retain high quality accounting staff. The ideal candidate has significant experience managing high performing teams across geographic boundaries.


  • 8 plus years of related corporate or public accounting experience.

  • Corporate experience in financial reporting compliance with SEC regulations and standards ideally with a multinational public company or accounting firm.

  • Financial Acumen: Broad and deep knowledge of accounting, including superb understanding of global accounting, and reporting standards, regulations and procedures. Proven ability to develop, implement and maintain global accounting and reporting policies.

  • Business Partner: Strong ability to build business partnerships to influence discussions and decisions of senior management. Able to explain technical accounting and reporting concepts in clear, common sense terms. Analytical skills focused on problem solving and process improvement.

  • Leadership and Communication Skills: Demonstrated executive presence that enhances relationships with senior management and all stakeholders. Positive influencing skills, able to interact with professionals in various functional areas to resolve issues throughout the organization. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Communicates in a manner that encourages an ongoing dialogue with complete candor that builds trust and encourages creativity within the financial team.

  • Results Orientation and Business Acumen: Will have demonstrated the ability to bridge the technical and regulatory parameters of accounting and reporting standards with the practical and financial realities of the business. Will have a genuine interest in how the underlying business works and be skilled at seeing new possibilities for enhancing the value of the business, as well as proactively helping management understand the requirements and parameters placed by accounting and reporting standards.

  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills: Will have demonstrated the ability to work with finance departments from many locations. Also have the ability to work with other departments in the company to achieve both finance goals and the company goals.

  • CPA and Master’s degree in accounting preferred.


  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results in Securities and Exchange Commission filings (e.g. Forms 10-Q and 10-K); and in other information that is reported externally (e.g. earnings releases, webslides, investor presentations).

  • Lead the development and implementation of Vista Outdoor’s accounting and reporting policies, including recently adopted or proposed standards.

  • Research the accounting treatment of unique transactions.

  • Provide high quality technical accounting analysis in support of business decisions.

  • Ensure that externally reported results comply with Vista Outdoor policies, U.S. GAAP and other applicable accounting standards and reporting regulations.

  • Serve as key liaison with external auditors and other professional services providers (e.g. valuation experts).

  • Provide education and guidance to senior management, business leaders and Vista Outdoor’s Finance organization on emerging and relevant changes in accounting.

  • Prepare materials that are presented to the Audit Committee of the company’s Board of Directors, and the company’s internal disclosure committee made up of cross-functional leaders.

  • Partner across functions and the business to appropriately structure complex transactions to maximize value to Vista Outdoor.

  • Develop Finance staff and create a culture of performance by recognizing strong performers and coaching marginal performers.

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!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

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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