GBS Controlling & Reporting Specialist(M/F/D)

GBS Planning & Reporting Specialist


adidas GBS in Porto is an international hub with over 26 different Nationalities all working together to drive the transformation to ONE adidas. It is the company's operational backbone, focusing on enhancing customer user experience, and providing consistent skills and quality. 

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

English is our official language, and we are always looking for new talent for the new teams and areas we continue to open.  

We are creators in our fields, thinking strategically about how digital tools can make reporting more transparent. If you see yourself as a playmaker, planner and problem solver, we invite you to be a part of our team, all it takes is for you to apply and share your CV in English.  

We hope to see you soon!   


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The general purpose is to be the specialist supporting the budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring process.  These functions support the business to achieve (financial) targets as well as the strategy based on the analysis of number indicators. This is supported by the creation of transparency about business performance through cost (-center) controlling, business controlling and eventually performance management.

Reporting is collecting data and providing ad hoc analysis as well as standard reports.  Therefore, reporting is also defining requirements of respective reports and drives classification, harmonization and standardization of data sets while driving best in class delivery in terms of timelines and data quality through plausibility and cross-checks.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Execute budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes
  • Ensure data quality and integrity across various systems and tools
  • Assist the supervisor to partner with the business within the assigned area of responsibility
  • Support the creation of transparency on budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes
  • Actively participate in projects, support the implementation of findings and sustainability of achievements
  • Support the implementation of adequate and aligned communication packages to present results, recommendations and solutions
  • Check problems in existing systems or day-to-day processes
  • Apply state of the art analytical tools
  • Deliver defined output following clear procedures / processes within own job area to support the department targets
  • Execute variance analysis
  • Execute standardized reporting and ad-hoc analysis
  • If required: Support cost center management and assist cost center managers in selective financial tasks (e.g. investment and/ or recruitment requests and/ or cost recharges, etc.)
  • Develop and provide expertise for assigned functional areas/systems and processes towards team and business partners


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:


  • Result orientation
  • High degree of customer orientation
  • Ability to accept and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of budgeting and forecasting with a special focus on OPEX
  • Understanding of reporting and willingness to learn new systems and reporting approaches
  • Effective time management
  • Good communication skills for conveying information mainly within the organization
  • Excellent command of English language (written and spoken)
  • Good analytical skills


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 


  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Controlling or equivalent background in related fields
  • Specialized reporting skills like in SAP, BI, Power BI, Tableau, R
  • 2 years working experience in controlling area

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:  GBS Controlling & Reporting Specialist(M/F/D)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  451632
Date:  Jun 9, 2022