Financial Analyst-adidas Golf

12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:  

Provide financial planning, accounting, reporting, and analytical support for adidas Golf Europe HQ Operating departments, covering cost of sales variances, MWB and operating overheads within the P&L.  In addition, this position is responsible for the preparation, presentation and analysis of actual results, forecasts and budgets to Finance management. 

Key Responsibilities:

Finance duties

  • Thorough, accurate and timely completion of all internal reporting requirements
  • Prepare required accounting entries, accruals, and prepayments
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare management reporting, provide key analysis and explanation of monthly results, and participate in the presentation of this information to cost centre managers and Finance management
  • Monitor and reduce spend on overheads through regular review of cost structures, supplier agreements and assisting in negotiations
  • Proactively assist cost centre managers and their teams to control and monitor costs
  • Preparation and collation of annual MWB and cost centre budgets.
  • Analysis on efficiency of marketing projects (Cost benefit analysis)
  • Liaising with adidas subsidiaries throughout Europe
  • Headcount Management for all European Employees
  • Proactive involvement in ad hoc projects - commercial & financial - supporting Cost Centre managers, Directors as required
  • Control and analysis of cost of sales variances and interaction with business owners.


  • Ensure compliance with IFRS and Group Finance Manual (GFM) at all times
  • Maintain a strong internal control environment by monitoring the effectiveness of the control environment, establishing proper internal controls over decision making, and adherence with local & group policies
  • Complete annual assessment of the organisations internal controls through ICS (Internal Control System)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of the business.
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Excellent attention to detail with a proactive nature
  • Strong Accounting knowledge; journal entry and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Energetic, highly motivated individual with initiative and ability to question the ‘status quo’.
  • Business Objects, SAP and Access experience advantageous

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Newly qualified CIMA/ACCA member
  •  2-4 years of relevant experience within corporate finance