Finance Controlling Manager Job at adidas – in Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Perform and develop Accounting and Financial Data Analysis to ensure effective internal controls, and timely, accurate and transparent reporting. Strong collaboration with key commercial stakeholders to build solid plans and analytics for the adidas Direct to Consumer business.

EE Status:
This is an Employment Equity Position

Key Responsibilities

Full responsibility for the financial management, analysis and reporting of the following key distribution channels:

Own Retail


Responsibilities to include

Accurate, timely and transparent preparation of Actual results, short and long-term Forecasts and annual Budgets

Complete and accurate reporting and analysis of the full P&L and Working Capital impact on Own Retail portfolio, and on the overall company profitability and cash flow

Provide Senior Management and business with financial support for strategic and operational decision making

Ad-hoc business analysis and reporting requirements from the business

Business Plans

Finance point of contact for any new business developments within Own Retail or eCommerce, Successful implementation relating to new or changing business requirements which may impact the finance environment

Business partnering

Facilitating business partnering with key stakeholders

Generating value-adding presentations on margin optimization, inventory controlling and direct to consumer portfolio, and presenting to relevant stakeholders

Support Financial Planning & Analysis Director with reporting requirements

Driving value-added reporting & insights

Corporate Reporting

Collation and preparation of monthly actuals, forecasts and budgets in consultation with management team including

GRAPE reporting

MicroStrategy reporting

Analysis and commentary

Monthly forecast and actual data upload onto HQ reporting system, including data verification

Preparation of reports as required by management team

Preparation of ad-hoc reports as required by local and international

Systems Champion

Collating and managing SAP, GRAPE & MicroStrategy issues and ensuring that they are addressed and resolved

Responsibility for ensuring data integrity between systems and driving systems change to meet reporting standards

Acting as area champ for above systems and co-ordinating globally driven systems testing and amendments

On the job training and development of Finance Team Management in SAP, GRAPE & MicroStrategy

Key Relationships

Emerging Markets South Senior and Middle management

Emerging Markets Hub Direct to Consumer Team

Emerging Markets South Controlling & Finance

Various internal stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Practical and speed in execution

Strong inter- personal and active listening skills, must have ability to interact at the highest management level


Outcome focused

Attention to Detail

Priority Setting


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

Qualified accountant with strong commercial experience (CA or CIMA membership or similar Accounting Body)

Be a good all-round communicator with the ability to display sound inter-personal skill as well as tact and diplomacy

FMCG, Retail experience desirable

Minimum 5 year post qualification experiance

About Company

Company: adidas –

Company Location:  Cape Town, Western Cape

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