Director Consolidated Accounting - Governance & Projects (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Responsible to ensure governance and documentation related to the preparation of the Group’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and internal policies and guidelines. Drive relevant projects and continues improvement to ensure that the group financials statements are always prepared with high quality and state-of-the-art processes.    


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop and continuously improve a governance for the preparation of the consolidated financial statements and ensure their adequate documentation as well as communication, available to all and followed throughout all areas in scope
  • Define standards, processes and procedures for the own area of responsibility but also for the wider finance organization in case it is relevant for the accurate preparation of the consolidated financial statements
  • Lead projects affecting the consolidation process or the consolidated financial statements (e.g., enhancements of the consolidation system, simplify notes disclosure process) and be involved and manage cross functional projects
  • Ensurethat updates to IFRS and / or the adidas’ Group Finance Manual are reflected appropriately in the consolidated financial statements
  • Responsible to provide accurate reporting to senior management of Corporate Accounting to enable the sign off of the group financial statements
  • Ensure together with Investor Relations that the external communication of the financial results is in line with the internal financial records  
  • Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of effective internal controls related to the preparation of the consolidated financial statements
  • Act as a counterpart for other HQ functions (e.g., Corporate Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate Taxes) for consolidation process and legal reporting related topics
  • When needed (cover for vacation, sick leave etc.), take over the management of the timely and accurate preparation of the complete consolidated financial statements
  • Prepare and provide an accurate forecast for consolidation entries to Corporate Planning
  • Continuously improve and challenge the status quo of processes with regard to the area of responsibility
  • Provide seniority as well as coach and development other team members in terms of functional, technical and interpersonal skills by providing feedback, education, training plans etc.


Key Relationships:


  • Senior Management of HQ Finance functions (e.g. Corporate Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate Taxes, Corporate Controlling) and Global Business Services
  • Senior finance management of subsidiaries including FDs
  • External Auditors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Comprehensive understanding of group consolidation processes
  • Strong project management skills from initiation to closure (scoping, structuring, work planning, status reporting tools, management updates)
  • Strong accounting and IFRS knowledge and broad understanding of overall finance including tax and treasury
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Analytical mindset balanced with communication skills
  • Strong people management skills, ability to coach, guide and develop a team
  • Well-developed PC-skills (MS-Office), ideally SAP SEM BCS / SAP S4/Hana Group Reporting or other consolidation software
  • Fluent in English and German


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Degree in Business Administration with focus on accounting
  • Job-Experience (at least 8 to 10 years) ideally in a consolidation/ accounting department of an international corporation including project management experience

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Job Title:  Director Consolidated Accounting - Governance & Projects (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  447971
Date:  Jun 25, 2022