Senior Manager Financial Accounting (temp 6 months)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
This is a key management position of the Amsterdam Retained Finance team located in Amsterdam. This role involves managing the General Ledger Team.
The main task of the team is the accurate accounting for the Dutch Subsidiaries of the adidas Group. A significant part of the responsibilities are around the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting deadlines as well as liaising with Group Accounting and Controlling functions to ensure accurate numbers are reported in time.
Other responsibilities involve liaising with multiple functions within the adidas group – such as FSS Porto, Controlling, Taxes, E Commerce, Customs, HR & Payroll, Global Processes & Systems, Sports Marketing, Treasury as well as ad hoc project work on new areas impacting the retained Finance team in Amsterdam. In addition, the GL Manger is the key point of contact on Internal and external audits. In all of these areas it is essentially important to ensure compliance with all accounting relevant policies and procedures of the adidas Group.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the General Ledger Team within adidas retained Finance team in Amsterdam
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting for the 7 adidas companies accounted for in Amsterdam, in accordance with IFRS
  • Oversee preparation and filing of Dutch Statutory Accounts
  • Ensure that all entities reported in compliance with adidas Group Finance Manual and uphold strong Internal control environment
  • Provide leadership to the teams under your control : manage the team’s responsibilities and monitor deliveries, ensuring availability of resources to deliver accurate and timely all tasks
  • Ensure FSS Porto delivers tasks according to Service Level Agreements
  • Support Group Accounting and Group Functions Controlling teams by delivering meaningful and timely financial information and assist with queries
  • Provide assistance and advice any other Amsterdam departments for any projects that require Financial input or advice
  • Coordinate with other teams in retained Finance Amsterdam (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Intercompany & VAT Team) to ensure good flow of information regarding tasks impacting multiple teams
  • Monitor and drive quality and consistency of the output of the team, ensuring all tasks have readily available back up plans for absences
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to GRAPE (monthly, quarterly & annual) for internal and external review
  • Actively manage the “bridge” between IFRS and Dutch GAAP Accounting regulations
  • Lead the team in all aspects in coordination with other support functions (F+S, IT, HR)
  • Effectively manage and develop the teams (commitment, ownership, expertise)
  • Actively support internal and external audits. Be key point of contact for KPMG annual audit


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to read, write and communicate effectively in English
  • Knowledge of other languages (specifically Dutch) is a plus
  • Complete familiarity with International Accounting Standards (IFRS
  • Competent working with Microsoft Office or equivalent tools
  • Knowledge of the adidas systems, particularly SAP FI/CO, if possible GRAPE
  • High working capacity, ability to work under stress, flexibility
  • Knowledge of IFRS and
  • Self-motivated and a team player
  • Customer focused and service orientation in multi-national environment
  • Good communication skills (to Director retained Finance and broader teams)
  • Ability to motivate employees and foster an effective team spirit which delivers success


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters University degree in business or finance
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in a multi-national company
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading teams in an international environment
  • Best understanding of the business needs, company rules and IFRS accounting standards - previous financial accounting experience is required
  • Accounting qualification preferred

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Financial Accounting (temp 6 months)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Temp
Number:  215528