Specialist FP&A

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Global Business Services (GBS) aims to provide globally unified services based on standardized and automated solutions across different functions and markets. This will enable us to drive operational efficiency, quality services, improved agility and better decision-making whilst reducing complexity and workload.


It delivers high quality services in the areas of Order to Cash (O2C), Source To Pay (S2P), Record to Report (R2R), Planning & Reporting and Hire to Retire for adidas companies and subsidiaries located in Europe, North America and Latin America.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Planning and Reporting team supports the business by providing information that will enable the financial decisions, by promoting transparency in the actuals reporting and increasing the accuracy in the Planning activities, such as forecast and budgeting.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Execute budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes ensuring data quality and integrity across various systems and tools
  • Support the supervisor to partner with the business within the assigned area of responsibility
  • Engage the creation of transparency on budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes and contribute for the integrity of those activities
  • Ensure data mechanization and daily/ monthly maintenance of the information in the reporting / budget systems
  • Ensure smooth operation of day to day business by taking on ownership for related actions
  • Look continuously for improvement of daily tasks to optimize controlling, FP&A and overall finance execution and allow improved sharing of key financial information
  • Execute standardized reporting and ad-hoc analysis
  • Manage cost centers and support cost center managers in all financial tasks (e.g. investment and recruitment requests, cost recharges, etc.)
  • Manage / support small sized projects; support the implementation of findings and sustainability of achievements


Key Relationships:


  • GBS Controlling Team and Finance teams
  • adidas Finance Team
  • adidas senior management team
  • adidas Market Controllers
  • Accounting
  • HR



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong financial acumen
  • System expertise: Very good MS office skills (especially Excel), SAP S/4 Hana, SAC (SAP Analytics Cloud) and Power BI
  • Experience of Central Finance (CFIN) implementation
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English in a business setting
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and high degree of customer orientation
  • Good Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven track record in successful team work being part of global, multinational projects.
  • Multi-cultural awareness, open minded to working in diverse business environments.
  • Able to constructively work under stress and pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


•    University degree in Commerce/Business Administration/Finance/ Controlling or similar

•    7 plus years relevant work experience as CPA or equivalent

•    Broad and deep theoretical understanding of job function

•    Experience in a Shared Service environment

•    CPA certified

•    Lean training

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:  Specialist FP&A

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Chennai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  TN
Country/Region:  IN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  509477
Date:  Apr 1, 2024