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Accounting Lead - Innovation & Sustainability Accounting



Accounting & Finance
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

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.


Like any winning team, NIKE, Inc. relies on hardworking, committed individuals to thrive. Every day, the Corporate Accounting team strives to bring value to the Finance function through delivering relevant, timely, and accurate financial information so that leadership may understand how NIKE is performing and make strategic business decisions. As the Accounting Lead – Innovation & Sustainability Accounting, you will be responsible for progressing our strategic deliverables, with a significant focus on representing Controlling to support new business strategies and changes to transaction streams impacting NIKE’s end-to-end supply chain.


  • Proactive partnering with business and finance teammates to provide valuable insights and accounting expertise as the business makes strategic decisions

  • Agile navigation of ambiguous and continuously evolving business landscape, organization, and associated strategies in order to triangulate and evaluate accounting considerations

  • Participating in the development and deployment of Innovation & Sourcing Supply Chain objectives and projects

  • Reviewing arrangements to evaluate and conclude on technical accounting implications and operational feasibility, including product costs, contingencies, variable interest entities, and other technical matters

  • Communicating accounting risks, considerations, and conclusions to a diverse audience, including primarily non-accountants

  • Creating, implementing, and maintaining technical accounting policies, internal controls, and best practices to support close and reporting responsibilities and accounting conclusions

  • Ensuring completeness and accuracy of monthly and quarterly close and reporting deliverables

  • Identifying and driving improvement opportunities in accounting processes through cross-functional engagement to deliver informed business decisions, process excellence and optimized operating model.


Your stakeholders will truly range the gamut, from collaboration with Supply Chain related functions including Innovation, Sustainability and Global Sourcing and Manufacturing to the teams that support them. You will also work cross-functionally with internal key leaders across Global Innovation & Sourcing Controlling in order to enable and deliver key insights across the entirety of the NIKE, Inc. Supply Chain.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent preferred

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, finance, or related functions; experience within a large multinational, public company is strongly preferred

  • Strong US GAAP, internal controls over financial reporting, and technical accounting knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to optimally identify, communicate, and influence technical matters, issues, risks, and opportunities to senior leadership

  • Proven ability to communicate complex and ambiguous topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience, including meeting facilitation and presentations

  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively across functions

  • Strong enthusiasm and passion for the NIKE brand!

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.