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Director - Technology Accounting

Portland, OR, USA | Nike International

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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As the Director of Technology Accounting, you will be responsible for engaging across NIKE’s Global Technology organization as they accelerate new digital capabilities for the enterprise in support of our Consumer Direct Offense.You will collaborate with technology business and finance leaders to provide critical insights and accounting guidance into our complex and dynamic global technology investment portfolio. You’ll partner to enable and influence strategic initiatives that help transform NIKE’s IT control framework as well as optimize end-to-end business and accounting processes.

Your ability to operate in a very dynamic environment and work effectively with a variety of stakeholders will be crucial. You’ll need to curate deep business partnerships with NIKE Technology, Global Controlling, Finance Planning and Strategy and Corporate Audit and Risk Management. You’ll need a strategic mindset, a bias toward action and change, and a commitment to execution. You must have the ability to build strong relationships with teammates and work cross-functionally to ensure success of our long-term vision.

Key responsibilities include:

Works 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

Drive transformation of NIKE’s IT control framework to a best-in-class highly automated future state, globally

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

Provide key financial insights and monitor financial statement and controls risk of business strategy, including investment in new system capabilities and divestiture of legacy systems, and proactively identify impact on existing Accounting policy, process and tools

Liaising and developing a deep partnership with the team who owns, maintains, and executes accounting record-to-report process, policy and controls for acquired and internally developed software

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

Embed and 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

Execute established communication channel and engagement model between Controlling organization and technology business units



A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field, preferably with an emphasis in Finance, Economics, Business, Risk Management or equivalent. 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required

Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in increasing areas of responsibility focused heavily on technical accounting and/or operational excellence; preferably within a large, complex, multinational corporation

Technology enthusiast with knowledge of software deployment approaches (eg waterfall, agile, etc) and experience reviewing and/or understanding system landscapes, models, and various types of software licenses (eg SAAS, PAAS, termed, perpetual, etc)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience, including meeting facilitation and presentations

Proven ability to develop high profile, influential and collaborative relationships across teams, functions and layers, preferably inclusive of navigating a large corporation

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

Strong ability to seek information and problem solve

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Strong enthusiasm and passion for the NIKE brand

MBA or MSA is a plus

Experience with technical accounting for complex agreements is a plus

Experience with SAP is preferred

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