Vista Outdoor Corporate Development Financial Analyst 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

Vista Outdoor Overview:

Vista Outdoor Inc. is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. We serve these markets through our diverse portfolio of well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products, including sporting ammunition, outdoor products, outdoor cooking solutions, outdoor sports optics, hydration systems, golf rangefinders and accessories. We serve a broad range of end consumers, including outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and recreational shooters, professional athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Vista Outdoor’s headquarters is in Farmington, Utah and we employ more than 5,500 skilled workers worldwide.

Corporate Development Overview:

In 2015, Vista Outdoor Inc. was born as a spin-off of Alliant Techsystems Inc (“ATK”). ATK successfully secured a position in the commercial shooting sports market in 2001 with the acquisition of Blount International Inc.’s Sporting Equipment Business. Since being spun-off from ATK in February 2015, Vista Outdoor has acquired CamelBak, the world’s leading maker of personal hydration solutions, and Camp Chef, a market leader in outdoor cooking solutions, demonstrating our publicly stated intention of growing through M&A. Additionally, Vista Outdoor recently completed a portfolio review that culminated with the company pursuing strategic alternatives for a number of brands. This newly hired position will play a key role in supporting and facilitating those transactions.

Position Overview:

Vista Outdoor’s Anoka, MN location is seeking a Financial Analyst, Corporate Development to join its high-energy Corporate Development Group. This highly visible role will be responsible for evaluating potential mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alliances and other impactful strategic initiatives. In addition, the person in this position will actively perform due diligence and target research, as well as assist in the sourcing of new acquisition opportunities. This position is part of a small, active team that helps guide many of Vista Outdoor’s most significant strategic decisions.


  • Provides analytical support for transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

  • Develops, builds, and nurtures effective relationships with potential acquisition and partnership targets

  • Performs valuation analysis

  • Builds financial models and performs business and financial analyses of various aspects of acquisition targets’ financials, sales and operations

  • Performs business analysis in support of Purchase Agreement negotiations

  • Coordinates outside professional advisors’ and internal advisors’ due diligence activities in support of M&A transactions

  • Prepares reports and presentations in support of M&A transactions

  • Provides business and financial analysis and related support on corporate and business development projects

  • Provides support to the investor relations team, including preparing investor presentations and assisting in drafting earnings-related materials for the executive team

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

  • 1-3 years in corporate development, private equity, transaction advisory services or investment banking

  • Demonstrated experience in financial due diligence

  • Demonstrated experience in developing models for valuation purposes – must be able to pass a financial modeling and valuation exam administered by Vista Outdoor

  • Demonstrated ability to creatively problem solve while under high pressure and deal with ambiguity

  • Skill/strength with numbers must be equal to communication skills

  • Advanced proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Capital IQ platform

  • Must organize/prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and projects and function effectively as a team member

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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