Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
Support the Group Policies & Internal Controls team on the implementation of new and revised International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and further development of a comprehensive internal control system (ICS) for adidas.
Key Responsibilities :
Support the implementation of new and revised IFRSs e.g. prepare various analyses, presentations and communication documents (incl. training materials)
Support the coordination and preparation of Group Finance Manual (GFM) policies
Act as contact person / provide service function for accounting (via telephone, e-mail and through training) for other finance departments (e.
g. treasury, accounting, controlling, investor relations, taxes, internal audit)
Administer and maintain the IFRS accounting Platform in aLive
Support the preparation of the notes to the consolidated financial statements of adidas AG
Participate in special projects (e.g. implementation of new and revised IFRSs, non-audit services tracking process, worldwide audit budget process)
Support the ICS activities e.g. update and enhance Risk-Control-Matrices (RCMs), prepare presentations and communication documents (incl. training materials)
Act as contact person for group and local auditors
Key Relationships :
Interact with other Corporate Functions and local finance teams in connection with the implementation of new and revised IFRSs, the GFM and ICS activities
Interact with local finance functions with regard to other issues (e.g. non-audit services, audit budget)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Knowledge of IFRSs
Good communication skills
Well-developed PC-skills (MS-Office)
Basic knowledge of ICS frameworks (e.g. COSO)
Fluent in English and German (intermediate)
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
1-3 years of professional work experience
Degree in Business Administration from a university or comparable institution with focus on Finance / Audit / Accounting
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.
adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.