Director - Technical Accounting & Policy

NIKE   •  

Beaverton, OR

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


11 - 15 years

Posted 29 days ago


To elevate our game, NIKE Controlling is in the midst of a multi-year transformation to design and implement our platform of the future. We are centralizing our function globally to drive a shared strategic agenda, along with evolving into a scalable, process-focused organization with a continuous improvement mindset; we’re seeking world-class talent like you to contribute to this journey. We are looking for influencers and collaborators who can champion and embrace change as we evolve; talent with deep finance acumen to help build our blueprint for the future. Do you have what it takes to build a Controlling legacy at NIKE?

As a Director in NIKE’s Technical Accounting and Policy team, you will be a key member of the team dedicated to advising the Company on complex accounting and policy matters. Key accountabilities include:

• Ownership of NIKE’s accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with emerging US GAAP and ensure policies remain relevant with evolving business activities

• Taking a leading role as a consultation resource for technical accounting issues and complex business transactions throughout the Company

• Researching, resolving and documenting technical accounting issues; also responsible for maintaining a repository for all technical accounting matters;

• Partnering with the External Reporting team to ensure appropriate external disclosure considerations;

• Monitoring emerging accounting guidance and authoring comment letters for proposed changes in accounting guidance that may impact the Company;

• Developing and delivering training and education materials around Nike’s accounting policies to various stakeholders throughout the business

• Preparing materials for NIKE’s disclosure and audit committees


• Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance;

• CPA required;

• 10+ years' experience in public accounting; additional experience working in a large multinational, publicly-held company is highly preferred;

• Experience working in a Big 4 accounting firm’s Regional or National office is a plus;

• Proven technical accounting skills, primarily in such areas as Revenue and Advertising & Marketing;

• Proven people management experience;

• Exposure to ERP accounting and finance systems such as SAP or Oracle preferred;

• 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;

• Excellent understanding and application of managerial concepts and techniques in areas such as innovation, inspiration, employee development, coaching and engagement; and

• Ability to pass a 7-year background check