Nike Senior Accountant, Royalties and Athlete Compensation 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

Nike does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. We are a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries, and push out the edges of what can be. We’re looking for people who can grow, think, dream and create. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards imagination. We seek achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about bringing what you have to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

With an aggressive long-term growth strategy, NIKE is counting on our Global Finance organization to thrive in its mission: to drive and deliver value to every NIKE shareholder. Our Controlling function is at the heart of this mission through maintaining strong internal controls, providing timely, accurate, and relevant information to internal and external stakeholders, and ultimately delivering expert business partnership to drive profitable growth.

To elevate our game, NIKE Controlling is in the midst of a multi-year transformation to design and implement our platform of the future. We are centralizing our function globally to drive a shared strategic agenda, along with evolving into a scalable, process-focused organization with a continuous improvement mindset. And we’re seeking world-class talent like you to contribute to this journey. We are looking for influencers and collaborators who can champion and embrace change as we evolve; talent with deep finance acumen to help build our blueprint for the future. Do you have what it takes to build a Controlling legacy at NIKE?

As the Senior Accountant, Royalties and Athlete Compensation, you will be responsible for executing various accounting functions and improving global accounting processes and controls to drive and deliver shareholder value. You’ll also be a key representative for various initiatives and changes to transaction streams impacting accounting processes & controls, systems projects, audit support, and reporting compliance.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Execute accounting processes and maintain effective internal controls around the tracking and accounting for third party royalties and athlete compensation related spend, including technical accounting considerations related to complex endorsement and licensing contracts, in accordance with US GAAP and NIKE Accounting Policy

  • Identify financial statement risks and independently research through engagement with key business partners to develop proposed solutions

  • Assist in period close activities including system postings & analytic reviews

  • Support internal and external royalty audits and recommend best practices

  • Document accounting policy impacts and internal control framework changes

  • Assist in system testing and process documentation

  • Perform data analytics to understand and evaluate business processes and engage in process improvement initiatives

  • Develop deep understanding of end-to-end royalty reporting requirements and related business inputs and systems

  • Drive continuous improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting processes and financial reporting with our unique suite of tools

  • Clearly and concisely communicate judgmental accounting conclusions, shifts in business strategy and recommended system/process improvements to NIKE Controlling leadership

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred

  • 3-5 years minimum of experience in accounting or related functions

  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred by not required

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

  • Experience with SAP is strongly preferred

  • Experience with accounting for licensing & royalties is preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate status, issues, and risks with senior leadership and cross functionally with key business partners

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong ability to seek information and problem solve

  • Standout "can do" attitude and enthusiasm to drive and innovate processes

  • Strong enthusiasm and passion for the NIKE brand

  • Ability to pass a 7 year background check

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred

  • 3-5 years minimum of experience in accounting or related functions

  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred by not required

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

  • Experience with SAP is strongly preferred

  • Experience with accounting for licensing & royalties is preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate status, issues, and risks with senior leadership and cross functionally with key business partners

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong ability to seek information and problem solve

  • Standout "can do" attitude and enthusiasm to drive and innovate processes

  • Strong enthusiasm and passion for the NIKE brand

  • Ability to pass a 7 year background check

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: 00397794

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Finance, Corporate Services