Global Accounting Operations Lead

Nike's Global Controlling organization is currently developing and deploying an in-house department that will deliver accounting operations processes across North America and Global business units. Global Accounting Operations is a shared delivery team which will execute record-to-report and financial close functions for stakeholders across the company, helping to streamline, standardize and drive efficiencies. As we build out the foundation for our global operating model, we are looking for experienced professional accountants who are able to provide analytical and critical thinking insights for ad hoc projects, support intercompany financial deliverables and drive processing and results based on agreed upon performance metrics and client service level agreements. Our accountants will be champions of the shared delivery vision, supporting the implementation of process optimization practices while also delivering on required accounting excellence. Candidates will be well-versed in financial close processes and GAAP accounting, helping to ensure our practices are in-line with control and policy requirements. They'll be dynamic in their ability to define new opportunities within shared delivery for enhancement while also collaborating with business partners to identify new opportunities for support. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals who can help be a part of establishing a critical organization for a Fortune 500 multinational organization.

• Ensures work output and quality of the services meet stakeholder expectations and are in line with agreed KPIs/SLAs.
• Prepares management reporting, variance analyses, and analytical tools. Researches financial anomalies and makes corrections as necessary. Escalates variances/issues for management attention.
• Reviews, analyzes, reconciles, and interprets financial results in lower risk areas with customer/business managers
• Maintains a basic understanding of financial systems and data elements related to assigned accounting processes
• Performs internal controls as assigned. Monitors compliance of processes, transactions, and balances with accounting and finance policies
• Provides feedback and suggestions to management on where process efficiencies can be gained
• Participates in the monthly financial statement close for assigned shared services processes. Executes against Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as assigned
• Supports Intercompany Accountings for NA/WHQ company codes with ownership of the following:
o Reconciliation of Intercompany Accounts
o Research and resolve Intercompany charge disputes
o Prepare and/or review Intercompany journal entries for compliance against policy
o Participate in monthly consolidated close
o Lead responsibilities to guide and assist the team
• Provide Best-Practice insights/leadership over Intercompany Accounting processes
• Act as a champion for the shared delivery vision, mission, and strategy
• Participate in policy development and functional discussions/initiatives
• Utilize advanced knowledge of accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls to maintain a risk-optimized environment
• Manage the day to day maintenance activities for assigned tools (as applicable)


Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree
• CPA preferred.
• 2-4 years with a National public accounting firm.
• 2-4 years with a Fortune 500/multi-national consumer products company preferred.
• Minimum 3-4 years of Intercompany Accounting experience with a Fortune 500/multi-national company
• SAP experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate status, issues, and risks with leadership team.
• MS Office and advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, VLOOKUP functions, etc.).
• Customer service and cross-functional interpersonal skills.
• Deep operational process subject matter expertise.
• Consistent attention to detail.
• Process optimization background (LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.) preferred.

• Bachelor's Degree
• CPA preferred.
• 2-4 years with a National public accounting firm.
• 2-4 years with a Fortune 500/multi-national consumer products company preferred.
• Minimum 3-4 years of Intercompany Accounting experience with a Fortune 500/multi-national company
• SAP experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate status, issues, and risks with leadership team.
• MS Office and advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, VLOOKUP functions, etc.).
• Customer service and cross-functional interpersonal skills.
• Deep operational process subject matter expertise.
• Consistent attention to detail.
• Process optimization background (LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.) preferred.


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