Manager Statutory Accounting (m/f/d)



This is a key position within the organization of Corporate & GOPS Finance covering the crucial area of reporting of the Swiss Statutory Accounts for adidas International Trading AG (aITAG). The holder of this position also acts as key support member to the Lucerne Senior Finance Director when it comes to anything relating to aITAG Lucerne finance operation. Moreover, the person holds responsibility for payroll accounts posting, analyzing and checking the monthly bookings and reporting of aITAG as well as assisting with tax bookings and tax return of aITAG.


Key Accountabilities


  • Manage and develop the Accounting process in Switzerland – in close cooperation with Amsterdam retained finance team and GBS Porto on analyzing and ensuring monthly reporting of aITAG is correct
  • Be responsible for payroll accounting posting and reconciliation
  • Be responsible for preparing Swiss statutory accounts for aITAG and ensuring they are signed within time and within the requirements of the Swiss Law
  • Work closely with Legal team to ensure finance legal responsibilities of the aITAG are met fully
  • Coordinate with External Tax Consultant and Corporate Tax all Corporate Tax and Tax Accounting topics (e.g. deferred tax, withholding tax) of aITAG
  • Support corporate tax audit requests in cooperation with Corporate Tax (and External Tax Consultant)
  • Support local VAT filing of aITAG
  • Key contact and provide support to Corporate Tax and GBS Porto for aITAG VAT admin
  • Support indirect tax audit requests in cooperation with Corporate Tax (and GBS Porto)
  • Process ICS matrices and carry out annual checks and updates
  • Be the primary contact for statutory audit issues related to Swiss legal entity
  • Work closely with Group Treasury on BAM management
  • Deal with aITAG office finance administration
  • Ad hoc projects in relation to any areas within your remit  
  • Timely completion of Swiss statutory accounts
  • Compliance with Swiss law and deadlines
  • Timely submission of payroll posting and reconciliation
    Key Interfaces
  • aITAG Accounting Team of Amsterdam
  • Rewards team and payroll vendor
  • Corporate Tax and External Tax Consultant
  • Global Business Services
  • Legal team - Amsterdam
  • Group Accounting and Legal Entity Controlling
  • Group Treasury
  • KPMG Switzerland
  1. University degree in Finance, at least 5 years accounting related working experience
  2. Fluency in German and English
  3. Excellent knowledge of Swiss GAAP and key differences with IFRS
  4. Strong knowledge of SAP and MS excel is required
  5. Hands on and able to do admin work
  6. Striving for continuous improvement mindset
  7. Experience working in Trading company or supply chain finance is a plus
  8. ACCA, CA equivalent is a plus 


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Job Title:  Manager Statutory Accounting (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Lucerne
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  LU
Country/Region:  CH
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  223655