Manager Fiscal Compliance (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


The general purpose is to be a financial expert to the respective business partner by giving recommendations to enable and drive fact-based decision-making. These functions support the business to achieve (fiscal) targets. This is supported by the creation of transparency about business performance through business controlling.


We are a business partner providing support, guidance and clarity to group tax and the various markets. We support them in correctly reflecting the group business model, in line with the group tax guidance. This requires a detailed understanding of markets and the adidas business, the creation and monitoring of adequate and effective policies and processes, correct and timely reporting as well as in-depth analyses combined with competent and professional business partnering.


Ensure compliance of adidas International Trading AG (aITAG) and the various markets through adequate analysis and accurate reporting in order to enable group tax to effectively and efficiently manage their business


Key Responsibilities:


Transfer Pricing Model:

  • Transfer Pricing implementation – maintain the Transfer Pricing implementation model
  • Enable fact-based decision by creating transparency throughout the Budget and Forecast process
  • Support Budget/Forecast/Actual processes by calculating and uploading transfer prices
  • Support permanent review of areas actual results, legal P&L incl. detailed analysis of issues and variances to budget
  • Support review of various Transfer Pricing related items during the year
  • Support adjustment process of Transfer Prices if necessary
  • Support review of Transfer Prices together with Group Taxes
  • Close communication with areas and regions


Legal P&L reporting & maintenance:

  • Set up and maintain reporting package of aITAG’s legal P&L
  • Support to monitor and steer aITAG legal P&L in close collaboration with respective business area manager of aITAG
  • Support the year end audit and fulfillment of auditor requirements
  • Challenge and improve processes in line with legal standards



  • Support go-lives of new areas in within the model
  • Improve existing processes and structure
  • Manage medium sized projects and/or actively participate in projects; implement results and ensure sustainability of achievements



  • Maintain and run monthly / quarterly aITAG royalty calculations
  • Support budget / forecast process to calculate and upload royalty calculations
  • Support review of actual results incl. detailed analysis of issues and variances to forecast and budget
  • Close communication with relevant business partners


Continuous learning and proactive contribution:

  • Ensure continuous learning with respect to Transfer Pricing
  • Acquire excellent knowledge about financial and legal specifics of aITAG
  • Constantly optimize day to day processes and systems
  • Provide expertise for assigned functional areas and processes towards team and business partners
  • Ensure smooth operation of day to day business by taking on ownership for related actions


Key Relationships:


  • Senior Manager Fiscal Compliance
  • Global Business Services
  • Market controller
  • Group Tax
  • Group Accounting
  • Corporate Planning & Reporting
  • Group Functions Finance


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Analytical mindset; structured and methodical approach
  • Ability to accept and meet critical deadlines with good planning and organizing skills
  • Highly motivated team player with the ability to work independently
  • Understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within an international company
  • Ability to persevere
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and transfer pricing
  • Ability to act proactively
  • Deep business understanding of processes and structure
  • Good communication and influencing skills; able to communicate clearly in order to deliver information and recommendations
  • Ability to maneuver in consistently challenging environment
  • Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers
  • Competent user in Microsoft Power Point
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel
  • Good skills in ERP systems (SAP) and reporting tools
  • Fluent in English (oral and in writing)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • University background with specialization in Finance / Controlling
  • 4 years upwards working experience
  • Generic knowledge of IFRS and local Gaap


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Job Title:  Manager Fiscal Compliance (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  399830
Date:  Dec 31, 2021