Assistant Manager, Accounting

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

This position oversees parts of our Finance Operations processes for adidas Pacific including core accounting activities. Key responsibilities include managing parts of our month-end financial closing process, contributing to our year-end audit and statutory accounts activities, and thereby ensuring full adherence to approved accounting standards and statutory requirements.

In addition, cross-functional activities include rebate management, overseeing the lease database, and preparing monthly standard or ad-hoc reports. Through engaging with our GBS (Global Business Services) team the role seeks to continuously identify opportunities for further collaboration.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Month-end closing process which includes general ledger maintenance, preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, and financial postings
  • Support of year-end audit and local statutory accounts process in partnership with external parties
  • Assist in the Co-ordination of the wholesale trade terms process and rebate management process
  • Manage lease database and ensuring compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS16)
  • Assist with local tax requirements which includes compiling requirements for returns in liaison with external consultants
  • Manage the price change process including analysis of price discrepancies
  • Responsible for administration of finance- and business-related contract database for Pacific
  • Financial ad-hoc analysis in close collaboration with Senior Manager, Accounting
  • Constantly challenging the norm and ensuring the development and delivery of accurate and relevant financial solutions
  • Support Senior Manager, Accounting in any Global, Emerging Market, or local relevant accounting projects


Key Relationships:

•          Senior Director Finance, Pacific

•          Senior Manager Accounting, Pacific

•          Pacific Finance Team (FP&A, Demand Planning, Credit, Internal Control and Procurement)

•          GBS

•          Auditors

•          Tax Consultants


About You:


  • Highly organized with exceptional time management skills.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Analytical thinker with strong numerical abilities. 
  • Thrive in being a team player whilst also having the ability to work autonomously. 
  • Analytical thinker with strong numerical abilities.
  • Thrive in being a team player whilst also having the ability to work autonomously.



Knowledge Skills, Experience and Abilities:


  • Advanced degree or qualification in accounting (e.g. CA/CPA)
  • Working knowledge in handling financial accounts
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Familiar with ERP applications, such as SAP
  • Experienced in month-end closing procedures and year-end audit requirements
  • Familiar with local and International Accounting Standards and preferably local tax regulations
  • Preferably 5+ years of operational finance experience with focus on accounting.
  • Industry: Ideally in Apparel/ Fashion, Sport or FMCG


What’s on offer?

The successful candidate will receive a competitive base salary, and a range of adidas employee benefits, which may include:

  • Bonus & Perks – Enjoy performance incentives and recognition for your hard work.
  • Product Discounts  – Enjoy generous discounts across all adidas merchandise.
  • Hybrid Work Options – 3 days in the office/2 day remote.
  • Flexible Work Hours.
  • Fitness – Annual gym membership discount.
  • Wellbeing – We invest in your mental health and wellbeing through training and access to the Employee Assistance Programs.
  • Parental Benefits – thought-out benefits for both Mum and Dad.
  • People and Culture - Employee Engagement Events throughout the year. 



About adidas


Profile - adidas Group (


adidas Pacific HQ is in a brand-new built, modern, and vibrant space nestled in the heart of Melbourne's iconic sporting precinct at 65 Dover Street, Cremorne. 

At our Head Office location, we're proud to offer a state-of-the-art work environment that champions innovation and collaboration. 
Embracing a hybrid work model, we're providing the flexibility of on-site and remote work, ensuring a balanced approach to productivity and well-being for all our valued employees.




Please note part of adidas Pacific’s recruitment process will require external candidates to consent to a pre-employment criminal history check


Note to agencies: adidas Pacific does not accept any unsolicited calls or resumes from head hunters, executive recruiters, or other staffing or recruitment agencies. Please do not submit or forward any resumes, CVs or profiles to the adidas careers portal, nor to any adidas personnel. adidas will not pay any fees relating to unsolicited resumes.



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:  Assistant Manager, Accounting

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Melbourne
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  VIC
Country/Region:  AU
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  513553
Date:  Jul 10, 2024