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LER2R Accounting Manager

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Nike

Portland, OR 97201
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

The Nike, Inc. Finance, Strategic Planning and Procurement teams play a key role in fueling the growth of Nike, Inc. Finance identifies opportunities and catalyzes action to drive value for every Nike shareholder. Strategic Planning helps write the future of the business by charting Nike's path forward. Nike Procurement maximizes the value of the company's investments in external resources and secures the best supplier relationships to drive business success. Across Nike's diverse geographies and businesses, the teams' unwavering commitment to excellence keeps the company one step ahead of the competition.


As a member of the LER2R (Legal Entity Record to Report) team, you will take a lead role in the continuous improvement of our accounting, close, and reporting processes and control environment to enable Nike's ongoing growth.
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Ownership of a set of legal entities
  • Ensure timely and accurate month/quarter-end closing and reporting for assigned legal entities & segments (North America, Corporate, and Global Brand Divisions)
  • Assist Director of LER2R, and coordinate with controlling stakeholders for Nike Valiant Lab, Nike's start up engines to ensure proper recording of activities
  • Manage, coordinate, and perform financial reporting and internal control processes
  • Develop high profile, influential, and collaborative relationships across teams, functions, and layers of the business while demonstrating mastery of US GAAP
  • Work closely with the Financial Planning and the Accounting Operations team to enable new business strategies and optimize/enhance accounting processes
  • Support Internal & External Audit and internal control work as needed
  • Be a leader within the larger NIKE Finance and Controlling Organization to develop, embrace, and create/deliver best practices and new accounting policies
  • Participate in the development of LER2R Controlling's strategic objectives and proactively set targets / measurables to enable the team's success in achieving these goals


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related field
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in accounting, finance or related functions
  • Big 4 Public accounting experience and/or Certified Public Accountant is required
  • Proactive, committed, independent, meticulous & responsible
  • Strong analytical skills, resourceful, and eye for detail
  • Proven success in developing organization operating standards/processes as well as supporting documentation
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and stakeholder engagement skills with an ability to effectively communicate status, issues, and risks with senior leadership team and influence across a large, global matrixed organization
  • High standards for quality and the ability to handle multiple, competing priorities and requests; ability to innovate and navigate through ambiguity
  • Extensive US GAAP experience and technical accounting knowledge preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and experience with SAP & BPC preferred
  • Proven ability to problem solve and effectively communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts
  • Ability to pass a 7 year background check

Reference: 561333989