Nike Global Demand Creation Accounting Manager in Beaverton, Oregon

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Today, the opportunities for growth across Nike’s business portfolio offer more potential than ever. Nike Finance employees play a key role in that progress by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to drive value for every Nike shareholder. They manage accounting and reporting for Nike’s multi-billion-dollar global investment portfolio, debt and equity instruments, and other Treasury activities. They strategize, forecast, audit, analyze, budget, research and lead important decisions. Across Nike’s diverse geographies and businesses, Finance employees deliver far more than just the numbers.

Description

Our Demand Creation strategy is a powerful catalyst for Nike’s growth, and a critical enabler to deliver on the Triple Double: 2X Innovation, 2X Speed and 2X Direct. The Global Brand Marketing teams build the foundation needed to reliably connect with our consumers more directly and with greater speed and agility.

As the Global Demand Creation Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for the accounting policies, processes and controls supporting our Brand Marketing and Other Demand Creation expenditures. You will proactively partner with the business to deliver key accounting insights to new initiatives, implement continuous process improvements, and ensure compliance with our internal controls and reporting requirements.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Own the global accounting policy, financial statement balances, disclosures, and process governance and controls related to advertising, product collaborations, and influencers

  • Work cross functionally, as a trusted business partner, to inform business decisions and financial plans on technical accounting, financial reporting, financial risks, process and control requirements

  • Perform technical accounting review of significant contracts, and advises geography partners on global the application of technical accounting policies

  • Ensure financial statement accuracy through a sustainable, effective and efficient control environment and participate in the review of monthly, quarterly and annual operating results and financial sign-off with business leadership

  • Engage key business leaders to obtain visibility and provide accounting guidance for new transactions enabling forecast accuracy and informed business decisions

  • Maintain cross functional relationships in the upstream process of the investment lifecycle by providing value and accounting insight that will best drive data driven decisions

  • Maintain and drive continuous process improvement through collaboration with finance and business partners to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline

  • CPA is required

  • 7-9 years of Big 4 Public Accounting firm experience with SEC registrant reporting experience

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP, accounting principles, including variable interest entities, digital strategies, fixed assets, acquisitions, accrued expenses and research and development agreements

  • Significant experience with contract/transaction review and execution and implementation strongly preferred

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to identify, research and resolve accounting issues

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • High standards for attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Strong ability to handle and effectively prioritize numerous and competing priorities and requests

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with teams throughout the organization

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong proficiency with Excel, Outlook and Word

  • Ability to pass a 7-year background check

Preferred:

  • SAP experience strongly preferred

  • MBA is highly preferred

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline

  • CPA is required

  • 7-9 years of Big 4 Public Accounting firm experience with SEC registrant reporting experience

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP, accounting principles, including variable interest entities, digital strategies, fixed assets, acquisitions, accrued expenses and research and development agreements

  • Significant experience with contract/transaction review and execution and implementation strongly preferred

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to identify, research and resolve accounting issues

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • High standards for attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Strong ability to handle and effectively prioritize numerous and competing priorities and requests

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with teams throughout the organization

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong proficiency with Excel, Outlook and Word

  • Ability to pass a 7-year background check

Preferred:

  • SAP experience strongly preferred

  • MBA is highly preferred

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00403922

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Finance, Corporate Services