Manager, Lease Accounting

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Nike

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

Today, the opportunities for growth across Nike, Inc.'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.
As the Manager, Lease Accounting for NIKE Controlling, you'll be responsible for ensuring that the organization recognizes cash spend associated with strategic and highly complex large-scale lease related transactions in accordance with US GAAP and NIKE Accounting Policy. You'll actively partner with leadership teams throughout NIKE as they execute on strategic investments by vetting and communicating relevant technical accounting considerations present in strategy. You will participate as a key team member and subject matter expert as the organization executes global real estate, technology, value chain, direct to consumer, sourcing and manufacturing strategies. You'll design, implement, and support sustainable controlling processes to enable ongoing growth and complexity as Nike's strategic investment portfolio expands and scales to enable NIKE, Inc.'s growth trajectory.

  • Work closely with and advise cross-functional leadership teams of technical accounting considerations as they execute on business strategies
  • Execute accounting processes and maintain effective internal controls around the tracking and accounting for lease operations, including technical considerations around capital leases, embedded leases, and build to suit considerations in accordance with US GAAP and NIKE Accounting Policy
  • Partner with finance planning counterparts to drive forecast accuracy and informed business decisions, while enabling the execution of strategic and financial initiatives
  • Participate in review of monthly, quarterly, and annual operational results; continuously add value and be seen as a credible and trusted business partner
  • Manage day-to-day accounting operations and establish processes as needed to handle and enable new transaction streams
  • Be part of the larger NIKE Controlling Organization and embrace best practices

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related field
  • 6+ years experience in accounting, finance or related functions
  • Big 4 Public accounting experience and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is strongly preferred
  • Strong enthusiasm and passion for the NIKE brand
  • Advanced experience with accounting for complex lease agreements, including capital leases, embedded leases, and build-to-suit considerations
  • Experience with a Fortune 500/multinational consumer products company is strongly preferred
  • Exposure to ERP accounting and finance systems such as SAP or Oracle is strongly preferred;
  • Experience with researching complex technical accounting topics utilizing technical accounting resources and/or FASB Codification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate status, issues, risks and opportunities with senior leadership team;
  • 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;
  • Transformative, process oriented and forward thinking mindset

Reference: 561329660