Accounting Manager Norway

N ike is looking for an experienced Accounting Manager for our Nike Norway and if required other entities, responsible for leading the accounting activities and executing all aspects of Financial Accounting, Reporting and Compliance at a managerial level. Your work is focused on short/long-term planning, operational effectiveness, and results. In this role you will report to the Nordics Accounting Manager based in Denmark.

Located in our office in Lysaker Norway, 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.

  • Manages two Entities in the country - Wholesale & retail
  • 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 and prepares all key financial reconciliations and ensures compliance with the appropriate local and Company policies
  • 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 incorporate corporation tax, 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
  • remotely managing the performance of 2 resources externally located in India that undertakes 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 ad hoc analysis and reporting as requested from both the Finance Director and our European management team. Assist in elements of the budget and forecasting process and in providing information to leadership in support of management decision making
  • 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
  • Taking an active role in the Office management together with the strategic account director and the North leadership team
  • Working together as a team within the Nordic countries
  • Act as a business partner / advisor to support other functions as they engage in projects where Controlling expertise is required



Qualifications
  • 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
  • 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 Norwegian.
  • If required travel to the European Headquarters or other European office, or to the World Wide Headquarters in Oregon USA.
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  • 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
  • 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 Norwegian.
  • If required travel to the European Headquarters or other European office, or to the World Wide Headquarters in Oregon USA.
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