Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
Drive the implementation of new accounting policies and the compliance with adidas standards / Global Finance Manual (GFM) as well as provide International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting guidance for new and existing business models / practices.
Key Responsibilities :
Manage and lead accounting projects (e.g. implementation of new IFRS Standards) and be involved in cross functional projects (e.
g. lease process improvements)
Prepare new policies and update / enhancement of existing policies
o Update and maintain accounting policies / standards
o Development of new policies and procedures (e.g. following recommendations from External Audit)
Ensure the group-wide internal communication of new / changed policies and ensure that they are understood, followed and implemented
Provide expertise and advice for accounting topics and policies to Senior Managers in Finance and their teams worldwide (Corporate Internal Audit, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Tax, Controlling and Accounting on Market, Brand and Corporate Functions level)
Collaborate and discuss with the external auditor new and changed internal accounting policies
Support the preparation of the consolidated financial statements including notes
Monitor the global non-audit services in accordance with the EU Audit Reform
Manage and lead other Group Policies & Internal Controls initiatives / projects
Key Relationships :
External Group Audit Managers
Peers and senior managers of other Finance Functions (e.g. Global Business Services, Corporpate Treasury, Corporate Tax) and local finance / accounting teams (Markets / Countries / Brands)
Peers and senior managers of other Corporate Functions
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Excellent knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and preferable German GAAP (HGB)
Sound project management and presentation skills
Good analytical, organizational and time management skills
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient computer skills (MS-Office)
Fluent in English and preferable German (written and spoken)
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
Degree in Business Administration from a university or comparable institution with focus on Finance / Audit / Accounting
Relevant job experience (at least three years) in External Audit, Accounting Advisory or Corporate Accounting in an international corporation
At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game.
We foster the athlete s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture the 3Cs : CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.
CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers.
But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning it helps us improve.
COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners : coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together.
Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.
Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies.
We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.
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