Snow Peak

The Controller directs the Accounting Department including the team, tools, systems and processes. This position digs in and makes the numbers tell a valuable story, leads special projects, and contributes to ongoing departmental obligations. To be successful, the Controller will serve as a leader and mentor with strong tech skills, a superior understanding of financial statement preparation and analysis, and an ability to coordinate the myriad of accounting operations.



  • FSLA: Exempt
  • Status: Full Time, Benefit Eligible
  • Compensation: 80-90k / Annual, DOE
  • Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
  • Schedule: Regular Office Hours



Manage Department Responsibilities

  • Oversee the production of periodic financial reports; ensure results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards
  • Oversee the operations of the Accounting Department; accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, and payroll
  • Produce the annual budget and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management
  • Provide financial analysis, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Work with external auditors for the annual audit
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements
  • Recommend benchmarks to measure the company’s performance
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implement a system of controls over accounting transactions to minimize risk
  • Own administration of financial management system users, settings, and trainings

Supervise Team

  • Collaborate with Human Resources to recruit, select, and hire an appropriate team
  • Enable employees to meet Snow Peak’s expectations for goal accomplishment by overseeing onboarding, training, and continuous improvement
  • Monitor employee work schedules including assignments, training, paid time off, and overtime
  • Develop employee career pathing by coaching, mentoring, and providing effective performance feedback; inspire a culture of learning and development
  • Communicate transparently and resolve conflicts to foster a successful team that encourages the appreciation of diverse perspectives as well as cohesiveness

Lead Department Strategy

  • Plan and implement strategic objectives that fulfill the mission and the goals of the department efficiently and effectively in collaboration with leadership team
  • Evaluate, improve, and report the efficiency of business processes and procedures to enhance profitability and qualitative results
  • Establish, maintain, and present reports to stakeholders
  • Engage in effective feedback systems to monitor and communicate operational and strategic alignment with interdepartmental objectives
  • Manage departmental budget and profitability metrics



  • Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • Seven years or more of related experience required.
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Proficient presentation and public speaking
  • Proficient knowledge of accounting systems (SAP, Sage)
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Proficient knowledge of compliance related laws and regulations
  • Proficient understanding of project management fundamentals
  • Excellent leadership and management skills with ability to motivate
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Advanced writing and documentation experience with demonstrated success in strategic messaging
  • Advanced expertise in excel and analytical reporting
  • Expert understanding of the financial and business acumen to drive profitability
  • A creative mind with an ability to take initiative and be resourceful
  • A passion for the outdoors and the beneficial role it plays in people’s lives
  • The commitment to maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives



  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation
  • Experience with SAP, Sage accounting systems
  • Experience in the outdoor, retail, or apparel industries



  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse audience in person, by phone and by computer



  • A creative, fun, and dynamic work environment in beautiful Portland, OR
  • Employee discounts on incredible Snow Peak gear
  • Health, Dental, PTO, and Retirement Benefits



If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and a cover letter to  Tell us about the unique value you offer Snow Peak.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Full Time
Portland, OR 97210