Finance Associate

  • 795 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Decathlon is one of the biggest sporting goods designers, manufacturers, and retailers based in France, with an international network of 90,000 employees working in over 1400 stores in 42 countries. We are ready to open our second store in Emeryville and need you on our team!

Retail will change more in the next five years than it has in the past fifty. For this reason alone retail is one of the most interesting and challenging industries to be a part of. In our quest to make sports accessible to all, our goal is to be wherever we are needed, whenever we are needed, however we are needed.

Job Description

Finance associate will play a key role in all aspects of accounting and finance operations, as well as influencing and supporting various projects as we scale. Our finance team size allows us to be exposed to all business teams as well as the wide array of financial topics.

To be successful in this role, you must have a Finance or Accounting background and be familiar with Corporate Financial Systems. You will be working with an experienced, motivated team willing to share their knowledge and experience to help expand your skill set. We are looking for a team player, with a positive attitude and flexibility as we are a fast growing company.

As a Finance Associate you will:

  • Preparation of accounting entries and maintenance of cash management processes

  • Support and improve the monthly closing process, ensuring that all financial systems and files stay in sync with the GL

  • In charge of the store P&L, you will review and analyze financial reports in order to identify areas of potential growth and follow up with store manager to ensure project sustainability

  • Train store teammates on finance tools and processes in order to guarantee the accuracy of the information

  • Create and maintain financial models to forecast cash inflows / outflows

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and drive implementation of the solutions

  • Work with international partners to assure compliance with internal accounting policies


  • Passionate about sports
  • Positive, hands-on attitude with attention to detail and a desire to learn

  • Embrace responsibility and vitality

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field

  • 2+ years of relevant accounting experience

  • Previous experience in retail is a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel - (VLookup, PivotTable)

  • Solid understanding of GAAP accounting concept

Additional Information

  • Competitive salary
  • Healthcare including vision and dental 

  • Matching retirement plan

  • Generous employee discount on all our products

  • Team outings to sport based events, happy hours and potlucks

  • Career growth and development opportunities 

  • A learning environment where you can dive deep and make an impact

We recruit sports lovers, we create projects together, and we bring the pleasure of sports all over the world - let’s build your career path together. 

Position Start Date ASAP

We would love to hear which sports you practice and how often, please let us know in the Cover Letter section.

Sports for all!!!

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