Accounting Manager Czech Republic

Tasks and responsibilities

Nike is looking for an experienced Accounting Manager for our Nike Czech Republic, and Slovakia entities, responsible for leading the accounting activities and executing all aspects of Financial Accounting, Reporting and Compliance at a managerial level.

Located in our office in the Czech Republic, you will be part of the world's leading sports brand, work in a first class environment and have an exciting career opportunity ahead within the company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and monitors the complete month end accounting close process from journal entry through to preparation and subsequent analysis of monthly financial statements in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring appropriate financial controls, procedures and efficiencies are in place.
  • Monitors all key financial reconciliations and ensures compliance with the appropriate local and Company policies
  • Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of financial policies, procedures and systems to ensure company policies are implemented, transactions are appropriately accounted for and reports and prepared and analyzed in a timely manner
  • Analyses financial records and reports to ensure they are in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for management accounts and local Accounting Standards for statutory purposes
  • Manages the preparation of our external statutory accounts and the subsequent external audit process, including leading the coordination with our external auditors.
  • Manages any Internal Audit and SOX compliance work with our Global counterparts
  • Ensures full tax compliance for the company to corporate income tax (CIT), VAT and payroll taxes and interface with relevant tax experts in our European HQ. Includes ensuring accurate and appropriate tax treatment in all areas, timely tax returns and submissions, as partnering with our external tax advisors.
  • Reports to the EHQ based Country Accounting Manager for Central Eastern Europe, in close collaboration with the Finance Director in Poland (with reporting line). The candidate will directly manage, develop, and be accountable for the performance of one accountant based in our Czech office as well as remotely managing the performance of 2 external resources located in Romania that undertook some transactional finance work. The role requires continued project management of this external relationship and process optimization.
  • Delivers and seeks out efficiencies and action plans for improving processes, integrating activities, optimizing department resources with a focus on value added activity, and actively participate in roll-out of new tools, policies, or processes.
  • Provides monthly and quarterly reporting as requested from the European HQ or World HQ or ad hoc analysis from local Finance Director.
  • Act as a business partner / advisor to support other functions as they engage in projects where controlling expertise is required.




Qualifications

Requirements for the position include:
  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Finance and Accounting or similar and holds a Professional Finance qualification, preferably CA, CPA, ACA, ACCA
  • Minimum of 5 years extensive experience in accounting, ideally within industry as well as a minimum of 3 years proven people management experience
  • Team management experience / skills
  • Good MS Office and financial system knowledge (SAP preferable)
  • Strong intellect, results-orientated with a personal impact and a sense of urgency
  • Proven track record of success and development in previous roles
  • High integrity, transparency, authority and confidence
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in both English and Czech


Requirements for the position include:
  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Finance and Accounting or similar and holds a Professional Finance qualification, preferably CA, CPA, ACA, ACCA
  • Minimum of 5 years extensive experience in accounting, ideally within industry as well as a minimum of 3 years proven people management experience
  • Team management experience / skills
  • Good MS Office and financial system knowledge (SAP preferable)
  • Strong intellect, results-orientated with a personal impact and a sense of urgency
  • Proven track record of success and development in previous roles
  • High integrity, transparency, authority and confidence
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in both English and Czech


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