Asst Mgr Internal Controls

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

The position is integral to the on-going focus on Compliance, Corporate Governance. It aims to:

  1. Improve the internal controls position of the North America (NAM) adidas by ensuring compliance with established Global and local policies, processes and internal control framework.
  2. Measure and analyze current business processes with the local management to identify and address areas of risk, whilst identifying and prioritizing opportunities.
  3. Primary objectives are the protection of company assets as well as ensuring effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of reporting and compliance with applicable laws and internal regulations.
  4. Redesign processes to meet the needs of a complex and growing business, driving a harmonized NAM approach.
  5. As part of the NAM internal control team, act as a consultant for local business partners, supporting and guiding them on compliance matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the timely and accurate completion of the Internal Controls Testing Phases (or self-assessment) for NAM; ensure proper documentation of test results in required tools; agree and communicate action plans, deadlines, and responsibilities.
  • Coordinate the timely and continuous action plan follow-up with control owner; share best practices from other Markets and Headquarter.
  • Support manager in the preparation of the reporting packages (ICS testing results, Action Plan FU) to local senior management and the Board.
  • Support manager to complete ad hoc requests.
  • Support manager in raising awareness and maintaining knowledge of the Global Policy Manual on local level incl. policy training and communication.
  • Support manager in standardization and formalization of processes and procedures by focusing on continuous improvements.
  • Support manager in Corporate Governance requests (e.g. Internal Audit, Compliance).
  • Participation in the Global ICS Network.


  • Develop relationships with stakeholders across all relevant functions to support appropriate best practice knowledge sharing and implementation of relevant processes.
  • Participate in cross functional projects as required.


  • N/A

Key Relationships:

  • Business leaders and process owners (DTC, FA, FSCP, HR, O2C, NTP, TP, Treas, Tax, Legal & IT)
  • Group Policies
  • Internal Controls community worldwide
  • Governance functions locally and globally (incl. Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Audit)
  • Cross functional process owners
  • GBS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to deal with ambiguity in an ever-changing environment while maintaining a positive attitude and working collaboratively within the team.
  • Must be extremely proactive, have strong initiative and be self-motivated. High integrity, ethics and strong values; excellent organizational skills, detail-orientation, and a high degree of accuracy are all essential.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior executives, stakeholders, and cross functional business leaders.
  • Demonstrate a digital mindset, with the ability to use different resources and digital tools to drive automatization and standardization.
  • Previous exposure to Finance with understanding of end-to-end financial processes.
  • Strong project management and process management skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • MS office suite of products (intermediate to advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills).

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Accounting/auditing qualification preferred
  • 2+ years experience in Accounting, Internal Audit, or Internal Controls
  • Knowledge in ERP Systems such as SAP preferred
  • Will accept any suitable combination of education, training, and experience

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:  Asst Mgr Internal Controls

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  501474
Date:  Sep 14, 2023