Manager Accounting (Global Process)

adidas Bogota HUB provides globally unified services to adidas employees, consumers and other users, based on standardized and automated solutions across different functions and markets. We leverage state of the art technology and encourage a human-centric and innovative mindset to continually raise the bar of the user experience. This is enabling us to drive operational efficiency, improved agility and better decision-making whilst reducing complexity in adidas.


Our mandate is to be the foundation for an agile and efficient company. This is our role to support adidas mission of being the best sports brand in the world.


We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce which reflects our consumers and communities. We champion individual uniqueness and cultivate a culture of belonging, so that everyone can create at their best.





Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


GBS, the engine that designs, builds and operates consistent adidas end-to-end business services & solutions globally to drive the transformation TO ONE ADIDAS enabling our Business Partners to focus on core business. GBS prioritizes executing transitions, process and solution roadmaps. Implementing one service framework, performance measurements and GBS customer board.

The R2R stream is one of five global streams who is designing and implementing end to end services & solutions as Global Process Owner (GPO).

GPO’s can effectively cross-collaborate with multiple stakeholders to define the current and future state of adidas business and its processes, identifying issues and risks, suggesting mitigation strategies and driving towards technology solutions. GBS Operations operate by executing Global Process Owner services and solutions.

This position focus on process design and governance in regard to General Ledger and Intercompany accounting as well as balance sheet reconciliation. The GPO is partner for the onsite GBS Operations and drives standardization and harmonization in R2R services in LAM.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Analyze, develop new and adjust existing end-to-end processes/services, standards or operational plans, and deliver results with direct impact on R2R stream, other streams and markets
  • Work towards the GBS priorities, KPI’s, OKR and overall GBS roadmap
  • Manage and execute transformation initiatives including GAP analysis related to the GBS operation centers/markets and provide process competency with a specific focus on R2R core processes (e.g.: BSR, JE, IC…)
  • Develop and implement process standardization, harmonization and automation
  • Manage and execute new R2R systems/ technology/methodology roadmap and process change, upskill, train and execute
  • Lead medium-sized projects with the respective profound process and technical knowledge within the boundaries of time, cost & quality, focusing on the customers expectations, implement results and ensure sustainability of solution.
  • Possess ownership of R2R processes and act as a subject matter expert and expertise for R2R areas in line with latest taxonomy/ activity split, processes and technology towards operational and market finance teams
  • Contribute to the definition of policies, accounting standards and guidelines for process improvement
  • Take responsibility for understanding stakeholder requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis, problem resolution and recommending options
  • Develop and implement adequate communication packages to present derived results, recommendations and solutions
  • Manage compliance and global process guidance


Key Relationships:


  • GBS VP’s
  • GBS R2R Director
  • Global GPO O2C, S2P, Controlling and Reporting, H2R
  • Operational R2R Teams in Operations Centers
  • GBS Global Governance
  • Corporate Finance, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Treasury & Taxes
  • Support Functions, i.e. TECH
  • Other business function: Global Operations, Brand Marketing, Sales (Wholesale/Retail/e-com), HR
  • Finance markets
  • External system providers/ consulters
  • External contacts/ corporates for knowledge sharing and trends



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Profound understanding of financial processes
  • Experience in process design, process mapping, improving process quality, process review and compliance
  • Deep and broad SAP FI/CO knowledge
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Excellent Communication skills and an international mindset
  • Excellent analytical mindset
  • Cross functional mindset
  • Ability to work independently
  • Result orientation and pro-activity


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Job Title:  Manager Accounting (Global Process)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Bogota
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  DC
Country/Region:  CO
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  507194
Date:  Feb 9, 2024