VF Corporation Manager - Financial Systems in Appleton, Wisconsin

Job Description

Company/Position Overview:

VF Outdoor, a division of VF Corporation, is proud to call Appleton, WI home, providing support for exciting VF brands including The North Face, Vans, JanSport, Timberland, Kodiak, Smartwool, Reef and Eagle Creek. Come be a part of a diverse team that values honesty, integrity and respect!

The Manager – Financial Systems role is part of the VF Outdoor Coalition Accounting team leading the planning, requirements, implementation and administration of VF Outdoor Coalition financial systems. This role will act as a liaison between the business and Information Technology partners leading system enhancements and process improvements. Main tasks will include project management support, performing detailed requirements gathering, business process documentation and facilitation of testing and training. Successful candidates will possess a passion for systems, analytical thought process, continuous improvement mindset and a strong ability to lead gathering business requirements and propose robust solutions to meet business needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for support of systems maintenance, enhancements and new system implementation acting as a liaison between the business and IT partners ensuring robust systems & reporting solutions to support efficient and effective business processes.

  • Facilitate meetings with business subject matter experts and users to gather business requirements and objectives to support system development, enhancements, acquisitions and process improvement efforts.

  • Lead and facilitate business process improvement initiatives, process/system gap analysis and identify opportunities for improvement suggesting alternative approaches as needed to meet resource constraints, budget and timelines.

  • Review and analyze pre-existing financial systems and processes identifying opportunities for improvement. Propose and develop strategies and potential alternative solutions to improve and further leverage the company’s financial systems.

  • Lead and support enhanced financial systems issue tracking, resolution and status reporting.

  • Collaborate in the design planning, development, and deployment of enhancements to existing financial systems and new applications.

  • Create and maintain technical, project planning, and documentation of business processes and system training documentation.

  • Manage technical requirements, and setup financial systems and reporting to maintain backups, updates, and develop improvements. Maintain standards and documentation.

  • Prepare and deliver recommendations, or reports, which address existing, or potential trouble of the financial systems.

  • Prepare and deliver effective security requests access and model to support efficient support and onboarding of new business resources.

  • Create efficiencies within the area or across the area by evaluating business processes, recommending improvements, and identifying new opportunities.

Job Requirements

  • 2-4 years financial systems management experience

  • BS/BA in Accounting, System Applications, or Project Management preferred

  • Proven Leadership experience

  • Broad technical skills with deep knowledge in database development & application support

  • Knowledge of Accounting

  • Experience with Financial Systems; SAP and Cognos preferred

  • Project management & process improvement skills to develop, implement and enhance processes

  • Organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Occasional travel is required

Why should you work at VF?

  • Discounts on all VF products

  • Casual work environment and amazing culture

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Opportunities for growth

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • 401K match – 6%

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.