Manager GBS AR eCom

Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage and lead at least two (AP/ AR/ RTL / GL) teams between 3 - 12 people within  multiple markets or areas Or alternatively have at least two P1s (Senior Accountants or Team Leads) as direct reports often within a context of complex markets.Ensures full responsibility for team performance and execution in accordance with defined KPI‘s and in compliance with SLA
  • Responsible for HR related processes like Performance Reviews, recruiting, talent management and development
  • Support and drive company Mission and Vision, ensuring regular communication with the teams (direct and indirect reports)
  • Promote cross-functional collaboration, assuming a coordinative role between department tactics and operational objectives
  • Ensure Business Partner (BP) satisfaction and complaints resolution
  • Drive process improvement projects  and ensure adequate process changes and respective communication to team and BP
  • Active communication and issue resolution with  BP in order to optimize their satisfaction with service provided
  • Responsible for issue resolution and process or service improvement, partly via addressing the root causes of errors or inefficiencies
  • Ensure compliance with Group Finance Manual standards and legal and tax requirements of the companies served (the latter as detailed in the local SLA’s)
  • Drive for simplification of processes and implement common processes wherever possible
  • First point of contact for other departments in regards to accounting or service questions
  • Develop and report on KPI`s; implement and monitor appropriate quality controls
  • Oversee and assist with preparation of documentation for year-end audit
  • Implements department strategies
  • Work is independent and collaborative in nature
  • Convinces others within and/ or outside the organization to accept modified standards or concepts with common desire to reach agreement
  • Supervise daily work, provide guidance
  • During transitions:
    • Ensure proper preparation and ensure deliverables from team;
    • Ensure proactive and positive cooperation with local teams during and after each transition;
    • Ensure that all processes are fully implemented in-house before sign-off and aligned as much as possible with the standard processes







Key Relationships:


  • Controlling
  • Team colleagues
  • Superior
  • Colleagues connected via the process area in other parts of GBS
  • Customers (“retained staff” and broader business customers)



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Detailed knowledge and know-how of General Ledger accounting under IFRS, especially related to accounting for derivative transactions and investments (IAS 39 and 36)
  • Excellent knowledge and deep know-how of local GAAP for derivative and hedge accounting
  • Good knowledge in the use of SAP FI through proven work experience
  • Strong communication skills (especially to help drive intercompany reconciliation and process improvement across multiple markets)
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English in a business setting
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse team
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, and analyse complex details and calculations




Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school degree or equivalent experience, preferably in accounting or business
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the area of accounting
  • Proven work experience in people management/demonstrated ability to manage a small medium-sized team
  • (Internationaler) Bilanzbuchhalter/ ACCA or similar professional qualification


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Job Title:  Manager GBS AR eCom

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Dalian
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  LN
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  447032
Date:  Jun 23, 2022