Manager Accounting Principles

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Drive the implementation of new accounting policies and the compliance with adidas standards/Global Finance Manual (GFM) as well as provide International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting guidance for new and existing business models/practices.


Key Responsibilities:


· Manage and lead accounting projects (e.g. implementation of new IFRS Standards) and be involved in cross functional projects (e.g. lease process improvements)

· Prepare new policies and update/enhancement of existing policies

     o Update and maintain accounting policies/standards

     o Development of new policies and procedures (e.g. following recommendations from External Audit)

· Ensure the group-wide internal communication of new/changed policies and ensure that they are understood, followed and implemented

· Provide expertise and advice for accounting topics and policies to Senior Managers in Finance and their teams worldwide (Corporate Internal Audit, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Tax, Controlling and Accounting on Market, Brand and Corporate Functions level)

· Collaborate and discuss with the external auditor new and changed internal accounting policies

· Support the preparation of the consolidated financial statements including notes

· Monitor the global non-audit services in accordance with the EU Audit Reform

· Manage and lead other Group Policies & Internal Controls initiatives/projects


Key Relationships:


· External Group Audit Managers

· Peers and senior managers of other Finance Functions (e.g. Global Business Services, Corporpate Treasury, Corporate Tax) and local finance/accounting teams (Markets/Countries/Brands)

· Peers and senior managers of other Corporate Functions



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


· Excellent knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and preferable German GAAP (HGB)

· Sound project management and presentation skills

· Good analytical, organizational and time management skills

· Good communication and interpersonal skills

· Proficient computer skills (MS-Office)

· Fluent in English and preferable German (written and spoken)



Requisite Education and Experience/Minimum Qualifications:


· Degree in Business Administration from a university or comparable institution with focus on Finance/Audit/Accounting

· Relevant job experience (at least three years) in External Audit, Accounting Advisory or Corporate Accounting in an international corporation

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Job Title:  Manager Accounting Principles

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  310854
Date:  Nov 14, 2021