Trainee Accountant

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization: 


This role is a fixed term training contract for the duration of the ACA qualification (approx. 3.5 years). Over the duration of the training contract, you will gain exposure to a number of areas across our Finance department including Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and financial accounting. 


The role will support the Cluster North team including North, Nordics as well as our Global Business Solutions (GBS) Centre in Porto. 



Key Responsibilities: 


FP&A (Sales) activities, including: 

  • Assist in the completion of the monthly IBP Process and annual Budget cycle 

  • Work with sales business partners to provide accurate monthly sales forecasts across the North Customers   

  • Drive the conversion of the orderbook by working cross-functionally and ensuring clear actions are defined and carried out. 

  • Using information from all functions across the business, regularly review and report back on tracking versus forecast to ensure results are delivered within the accepted forecast tolerances  

  • Support for Trade Investment process challenging Sales force to get the best value for business on any margin enhanced deals 


Marketing function, including: 

  • Providing full support in the delivery of the marketing element of the annual budget process  

  • Ensuring monthly reports are supplied to business partners on the progress of marketing spend vs. budgets/targets highlighting key issues/actions to all budget holders 

  • Manage the process of financial input and approval for all Sports Marketing contracts 

  • Work closely with the Head of Marketing on the preparation of business analysis as and when required (e.g. new marketing campaigns, potential symbol signings etc.) 


Financial Accounting activities, including: 

  • Assist in preparation of all annual tax computations 

  • Assist in the preparation for all annual audits 

  • Support team during audit, including liaising directly with advisors and dealing with follow up queries 

  • Assist with tax matters for all North and Nordic companies 

  • Review and approve VAT submissions 




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • ‘Can do’ attitude and excellent time management skills 

  • Team player, high collaborative 

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Good communication skills and the ability to ability to build relationships with a variety of people across multiple levels of the organisation 

  • Commitment to personal development 

  • Ability to work at pace with excellent attention to detail 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) 


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Graduate with a minimum 2:1 grade in a relevant degree 

  • Previous relevant work experience or ‘year in industry’ is advantageous but not essential 

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:  Trainee Accountant

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Stockport
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  SKP
Country/Region:  GB
Contract Type:  Limited Duration
Number:  470845
Date:  Aug 4, 2022