Finance Controlling Manager

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization
Perform and develop Accounting and Financial Data Analysis to ensure effective internal controls, and timely, accurate and transparent reporting. Strong collaboration with key commercial stakeholders to build solid plans and analytics for the adidas Direct to Consumer business.

EE Status:                                     

  • This is an Employment Equity Position

Key Responsibilities

  • Full responsibility for the financial management, analysis and reporting of the following key distribution channels:
  • Own Retail
  • eCommerce


Responsibilities to include

  • Accurate, timely and transparent preparation of Actual results, short and long-term Forecasts and annual Budgets
  • Complete and accurate reporting and analysis of the full P&L and Working Capital impact on Own Retail portfolio, and on the overall company profitability and cash flow
  • Provide Senior Management and business with financial support for strategic and operational decision making
  • Ad-hoc business analysis and reporting requirements from the business


Business Plans

  • Finance point of contact for any new business developments within Own Retail or eCommerce,  Successful implementation relating to new or changing business requirements which may impact the finance environment


Business partnering

  • Facilitating business partnering with key stakeholders
  • Generating value-adding presentations on margin optimization, inventory controlling and direct to consumer portfolio, and presenting to relevant stakeholders
  • Support Financial Planning & Analysis Director with reporting requirements
  •  Driving value-added reporting & insights


Corporate Reporting

  • Collation and preparation of monthly actuals, forecasts and budgets in consultation with management team including
  • GRAPE reporting
  • MicroStrategy reporting
  • Analysis and commentary
  • Monthly forecast and actual data upload onto HQ reporting system, including data verification
  • Preparation of reports as required by management team
  • Preparation of ad-hoc reports as required by local and international


Systems Champion

  • Collating and managing SAP, GRAPE & MicroStrategy issues and ensuring that they are addressed and resolved
  • Responsibility for ensuring data integrity between systems and driving systems change to meet reporting standards
  • Acting as area champ for above systems and co-ordinating globally driven systems testing and amendments
  • On the job training and development of Finance Team Management in SAP, GRAPE & MicroStrategy


Key Relationships

  • Emerging Markets South Senior and Middle management
  • Emerging Markets Hub Direct to Consumer Team
  • Emerging Markets South Controlling & Finance
  • Various internal stakeholders


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Collaborative
  • Practical and speed in execution
  • Strong inter- personal and active listening skills, must have ability to interact at the highest management level
  • Innovative
  • Outcome focused
  • Attention to Detail
  • Priority Setting
  • Structured


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified accountant with strong commercial experience (CA or CIMA membership or similar Accounting Body)
  • Be a good all-round communicator with the ability to display sound inter-personal skill as well as tact and diplomacy
  • FMCG, Retail experience desirable
  • Minimum 5 year post qualification experiance

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:  Finance Controlling Manager

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Cape Town
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  WC
Country/Region:  ZA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  326529
Date:  May 3, 2021