Senior Manager, Retained Accounting


In the dynamic business environment, this position is responsible for creating and maintaining sustainable, accurate and efficient Accounting processes for the legal entity directing all Accounting activities and functions to ensure the integrity of the financial records. This includes, but is not limited to, project Accounting lead, Accounting process creation and review, internal and external audit liaison for Accounting topics, oversight of financial records, financial statement preparation and liaison between Finance and the Global Business Services (GBS) function.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage the Accounting function by taking a key leadership role in the day-to-day management of the team, defining performance targets for the team members, and monitoring team member performance and development
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing of the general ledger to ensure timely and accurate financials
  • Prepare complex and/or ad hoc journal entries, as required
  • Manage internal and external audit deliverables, delegating responsibility as necessary
  • Maintain and strengthen Internal Controls over Financial reporting
  • Drive application of Accounting policies to ensure compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Partner with, and provide accounting expertise to, other finance teams and projects
  • Act as the primary GBS Liaison – responsible for market management of any GBS standardization initiatives and other globally driven projects
  • Responsible for understanding and ensuring the accuracy of all areas under GBS General Ledger team management and providing market expertise as requested
  • Support Group Taxes to ensure compliance with federal, provincial and local tax laws and regulations, including the timely remittance of the different returns/declarations
  • Facilitate and strengthen business relationships between finance and other business areas.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to drive efficiency and effectiveness of the Accounting function
  • Perform other tasks and assignments as required.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent knowledge in finance and accounting.
  • Ability to direct, supervise and motivate people
  • Ability to interact, effectively present information and respond to questions from stakeholders; senior management, cross functional business leaders, peers, vendors and customers.
  • Strong follow-up investigation skills to find discrepancies in reconciliations and make necessary changes to the general ledger.
  • High attention to details and accuracy
  • Ability to manage effectively in a team environment, coordinating multiple tasks in parallel, many times with conflicting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Identify and propose opportunities for improvement.
  • High level skills in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint.
  • SAP experience preferred.



  • University degree, or equivalent education and experience, and 5+ years of related job experience and prior supervisory experience
  • Recognized accounting designation is preferred


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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Retained Accounting

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Woodbridge
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  ON
Country/Region:  CA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  372548
Date:  Dec 2, 2021