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VF Corporation Cost Accounting Analyst in Appleton, Wisconsin

As part of the VF Accounting team, this position is responsible for the monthly forecasts, annual budget, and the analysis & reporting of monthly operating results for the assigned Distribution Center(s). The Cost Accounting Analyst (Distribution) contributes to the achievement of financial objectives by providing timely and accurate accounting and financial analysis and information to facilitate sound business decisions. This role works closely with the Coalition Finance team and DC Leadership to monitor monthly results and provide analytical support to business partners to help deliver expected financial results.

Join the VF Family

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Dickies®. We are one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by all of our global associates across brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling.

We believe that when you discover the difference between a career and a calling, you get so much more out of life. When those lines begin to blur, you start to limit yourself much less and start aiming for more. That’s what we want for everyone who joins us at VF. And frankly, that’s what it takes to thrive here.

Here you can do the best work of your life. We are purpose led and performance driven, people-focused and supportive. Most importantly, we believe that everyone should be empowered to be their authentic self and we power an internal movement of inclusion and belonging. Our teams are built on a global mindset, sparked by sharp minds of diverse individuals and reflects the global consumers we serve.

Bring your energy and fresh perspective, contribute to our movement and build your future with us.

How You Will Make a Difference

  • Lead the monthly forecast, annual budget, and the analysis & reporting of actual monthly operating results for the assigned Distribution Center(s).

  • Partner with the DC Operations team to analyze results, provide variance explanations, and influences actions to improve results. Scope includes the P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow statements.

  • Lead month-end close for assigned Distribution Center(s) and flow to the work as needed to achieve a timely and accurate close for the Coalition DC team. Close activities include preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, and variance analysis to maintain accurate DC performance financials and metrics consistent with Coalition reporting guidelines and in accordance with GAAP.

  • Supports special projects and ad hoc analysis and requests; plays a critical role in evaluating DC project financials and providing analytics to support recommendations. Projects include both capital and expense.

  • Contributes to standardization and continuous improvement efforts across the DC Finance & Accounting teams. Identifies and implements process improvements and activities to improve team’s efficiency and effectiveness in delivering overall financial information and analytic support.

  • Advances professional and technical knowledge of self and DC team by attending educational workshops, establishing a diverse personal network, and providing financial acumen training to business partners. Ensures all control related standards and procedures are being followed

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of Related Professional Experience: One year of related experience.

Educational Position Requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

  • CMA or CPA License Preferred; Public accounting experience a plus

  • Advanced Excel and PC skills; SAP experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of US GAAP

  • Knowledge of statutory accounting and legal entity structure

  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure and time constraints

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills; ability to apply systems knowledge to troubleshoot and analyze new issues

  • 10-15% travel to assigned distribution center(s)

VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Persevere.

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage both mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF” to learn more.

We just have one question. Are you in?


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.