Senior Manager Consolidated Accounting (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:


Contribute to the preparation of consolidated financial statements and related disclosures according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and internal policies and guidelines by being responsible for assigned consolidation tasks. They are prepared in order to inform and report to internal and external stakeholders like the supervisory board, senior management and investors’ community (through investor relations) about the performance, financial position and changes in financial position of the adidas Group.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for, and independently manages assigned consolidation topics on global level (e.g. inter-company reconciliation, consolidation of investments, internal profit Elimination etc.) and prepare and book as well as review related consolidation entries. This in order to ensure the timely and accurate production of the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures (including Internal Reports).
  • Make sure that all consolidation tasks are properly documented.
  • Manage Group Accounting’s participation in the preparation of the annual report, quarterly shareholder and supervisory board information i.e. preparing text, proof reading, number checking etc. and coordinate between Group Accounting, Corporate Planning & Reporting, Investor Relations and other stakeholders to ensure the correctness of the financial data in our external consolidated financial statements.
  • Act as contact partner/first point of contact/service provider for specific markets/subsidiaries for all key accounting and reporting issues.
  • Pro-actively review, propose, drive and document master data changes with the FSS Competence Center for GRAPE.
  • Manages the administration and review of the escalation process in regard to intercompany invoices.
  • Actively drives compliance with and/or implementation of Group Finance Manual, Group Policies Manual, etc. & ensure accounting/data consistency/standardization.
  • Manage and lead departmental internal projects (e.g. process improvement for consolidation tasks) and be involved in finance internal projects affecting the consolidation area.
  • Coaches team members across the department.
  • Actively shares knowledge within the team and enables dedicated deputy to take over own tasks/responsibilities.


Key Relationships:


  • Peers and managers of other Group HQ Finance functions (e.g. Group Treasury, Corporate Planning & Reporting, Investor Relations, Group Taxes, Group Finance- FSS Competence Center)
  • Finance management of markets/subsidiaries (e.g. FD, Head of Accounting)
  • External Audit Manager (KPMG)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Finance background, preferably in an international environment
  • Strong understanding of consolidation processes
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Analytical mindset balanced with communication skills
  • Well-developed PC-skills (MS-Office), ideally SAP BCS or other consolidation software
  • Fluent in English and German


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ideally degree in Business Administration from a university or comparable institution with focus on Accounting
  • At least 5-8 years relevant job experience; i.e. in an audit company or consolidation/ accounting department of an international corporation

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Consolidated Accounting (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  331909
Date:  Oct 12, 2021