Vista Outdoor Staff Accountant - CamelBak in Petaluma, California

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

CamelBak/Vista Outdoor is seeking a dynamic, Staff Accountant to join our team. The position will take on a wide range of responsibilities but will be focused on systematically analyzing data, assist in the month end close process, generating monthly G/L account reconciliation’s and performing cost accounting activities. The candidate will monitor, verify and reconcile accounts related to inventory while working closely with other departments including Purchasing, Logistics, and Planning.


  • Assist in month end accounting activities

  • Prepare and analyze month end G/L reconciliation’s

  • Run and distribute preliminary reporting to managers

  • Maintain JE and Recon binders

  • Process Sales & Use tax returns

  • Responsible for the set up and maintenance of Raw materials, WIP, packaging and FG items; create and maintain production BOMs;

  • Develop and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in a worldwide manufacturing environment including periodic cost rolls/updates.

  • Prepare month-end calculations and accrual such as E&O, warranty reserve, GRN, duties and freight, etc...

  • Reconcile monthly inventory reports

  • Prepare variance analysis reports and investigate and resolve any material variances.

  • Work with product development, engineering and operations teams to set standards, reduce cost and develop new product costs.

  • Collaborate with FP&A team on forecasting COGS and inventory

  • Participate in internal and external annual audits

  • Represent Finance/Accounting on teams designed to improve operations, reduce costs, update reporting etc.

  • Special Projects as needed

  • Adheres to and enforces internal controls and compliance with department procedures


  • Associates Degree, Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred

  • 2+ years of Accounting experience, preferable with manufacturing company

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, strong Excel skills required.

  • Experience with Oracle (or similar inventory and ERP systems)

  • Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to multitask and handle high pressure situations while maintaining a high level of quality, and flexibility.

  • Strong organizational ability and time management skills

  • Ability to plan, initiate and complete work assignments with minimal supervision

  • Works well in a team environment as well as independently

  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals

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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