Perform financial analysis (FP&A) for the adidas North America Finance organization through partnership with the world headquarters in Germany, as well as US and Canadian finance teams. Design, develop, execute and maintain the financial and reporting systems infrastructure. Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of both standardized and ad-hoc financial reporting. Play an integral role in forecasting, tracking, managing, and reporting all aspects of the business, both locally and to adidas Group Headquarters. Partner with multiple finance teams across Germany and the North America organization to ensure the timely and accurate submission of forecast and budget in adidas Group reporting systems. Perform offline tracking of the regional strategic business plan and other ad-hoc reporting and analysis. Prepare timely and insightful financial results against the strategic plan, budget and forecast to ensure integrity of the financial statements. Develop and monitor the appropriate regional financial metrics focused on overall business health and globally defined key performance indicators. Continuously innovate financial reporting used to help share and educate business and finance partners to track performance of the adidas North America organization. Maintain data integrity of the annual budgeting and dynamic forecasting processes. Develop and implement creative process improvements and best practices while simplifying current financial analysis processes. Participate in cross functional projects as required.
Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Finance, Accounting, or Business, and seven (7) years of experience in a related finance or accounting position. Work experience must have included: experience with retail math and retail financial drivers; Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint; MicroStrategy reporting software; experience in fundamental database design and development, including gathering data from multiple sources and manipulating the data to develop demand-driven and action-based reporting and analysis; experience executing scenario planning and post-mortems for diverse retail finance challenges and opportunities. International travel required 5-10% of time.