Senior Accountant - Sports Marketing

Portland | United States | Accounting & Finance


Purpose< <

The Manager, Retained Accounting position is responsible for the complete and accurate accounting of sports marketing related royalties and endorsements.  This position will ensure compliance with Group Finance Manual and IFRS requirements and act as a trusted business partner to both internal and external business partners on a regular basis.< <


Key Responsibilities< <

Collaborate with business partners to identify and communicate the accounting implications of the complex terms included within both current and prospective sports marketing contracts to help drive great business decisions.< < < Participate in work streams or medium-to large-sized projects or key initiatives as part of the Retained Accounting/Corporate Finance Department.< Manage and mentor one direct report responsible for sports marketing related accounting activities. Identify, implement, and sustain process improvements in the way the Company uses its asset management system for sports marketing contracts. Directly manage the preparation of endorsement amortization schedules and related journal entries, and royalty reports and related payments on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.< Manage the preparation and review of general ledger account reconciliations and analysis as part of the monthly close process to ensure the Company’s financial records are accurate.< Provide external auditors with endorsement and royalty reporting and support required to satisfy royalty audits and the year-end audit of the financial statements.< <


Key Relationships< <

Managers and Directors of Business Units< < < Group Accounting< Finance Managers and Directors< Shared Services< <


Knowledge Skills and Abilities< <

Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to deal with ambiguity in an ever-changing environment while maintaining a positive attitude and working collaboratively within the team.< Must be deadline driven, results-oriented, highly responsible and accountable. < Must possess above average oral and written communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with both financial and operational business partners, as well as mentor and manage a direct report.< Must be extremely proactive, have strong initiative and be self-motivated. High integrity, ethics and strong values; excellent organizational skills, detail-orientation, and a high degree of accuracy are all essential.< Good problem-solving skills; strong decision-making skills; innovative use of IT tools and new technology; and good time management and priority setting skills required.< Must have strong accounting and analytical skills.< <


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications< <

University degree in Finance, accounting, or business< Minimum 5-years experience in accounting or finance< Industry specific experience preferred, including experience with sports marketing contracts< Advanced Excel skills required Familiarity with SAP and other relevant adidas and industry finance systems/analytical software a major plus
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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.

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.

The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Accountant - Sports Marketing
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Portland
Country United States
Number 194328
Position Type Full time
Date Apr-12, 2019
Relocation no

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