Cairo | Egypt | Accounting & Finance

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

Purpose / Mission:

To perform solid bookkeeping, both compliant internally (Group policies and guidelines) and externally (local audit/tax requirements) by establishing strong controls and processes with a focus on Trade Accounts Payable and Non Trade Purchasing.

Functional Tasks:

• To prepare and book operating expenses in accordance with Group finance manual • To review and post bookings from another team member to ensure strong controls • To perform daily and recurrent tasks (monthly entries, quarterly forecasts, yearly budget) as per the Group deadlines and IFRS requirements • To initiate and drive improvement in current accounting processes and to control proper implementation • To support other departments in driving process improvements in all accounting related processes • To support Accounting Team Manager in administering accounting system maintenance • To meet the set timelines of the Accounting Team Manager for the month end closing process of two companies • To monitor and reconcile the monthly B/S and P&L movements • To ensure proper compliance of accounting processes and policies with the Group Internal guidelines (ICS) • To highlight control deficiencies to Senior Management and implement solutions to close control gaps • To review and follow up of all outstanding GL accounts and fixed assets transactions • To ensure proper submission of financial reports to the external auditors • To submit all payments requests in line with the defined cut-off times  

Controlling Tasks:

• To measure progress on own KPIs • To highlight any deviations to agreed plans to the Accounting Team Manager • To ensure a strong internal control environment in Accounting, with a strong focus  


• Accuracy on all booking and reporting • Clean system bookkeeping • Score of the ICS/internal audit • Satisfaction of internal (other functions, Management ) and external parties (Auditors…) • Reliable financial feasibility analysis (submission of RFC and Budget within dedicated area of responsibility)  

Educational background:

• University degree in Accounting or Finance • CA/CPA/ACCA/CIMA qualified is a major advantage  

Professional background:

• Functional:> 2 years accounting and controlling • Industry: ideally apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG • Exposure: Audit, tax, insurance  

IT skills:

• Outlook: Basic • Word: Basic • Excel: Expert • PowerPoint: Advanced • SAP: Advanced  

Language skills:

• English: Fluent • Arabic: Fluent
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The Facts

Jobtitle Accountant
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Cairo
Country Egypt
Number 166233
Position Type Full time
Date Sep-11, 2017
Relocation no

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