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Lead, Technical Accounting Advisory And Policy



IT, 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. At WHQ, we’re currently hiring for a Lead, Technical Accounting Advisory and Policy to support the team dedicated to establishing and maintaining NIKE's technical accounting policies, facilitating accounting training, and providing support on projects that further our overall strategy. You'll play an instrumental part in developing and ensuring consistent application of accounting policies across NIKE operating entities.


  • Monitoring and assessing the impacts of new accounting standards

  • Researching, resolving, and documenting technical accounting issues and complex business transactions

  • Reviewing external disclosures in partnership with the External Reporting team

  • Creating and facilitating accounting training for NIKE partners across the global business

  • Maintaining and updating NIKE accounting policies to ensure compliance with emerging US GAAP and evolving business activities

  • Preparing materials for NIKE disclosure and Audit Committees

This role reports to a Director, Technical Accounting and Policy and partners with NIKE team members across accounting functions at NIKE World Headquarters and within each of the Company's geographies. This partnership expands beyond Controlling through your involvement in training efforts and special projects (including business acquisitions and new business models) additionally, you'll build external relationships with industry peers through robust benchmarking activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of US GAAP, technical accounting, and/or audit experience ideally from a Public Accounting and/or Corporate Accounting environment

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, research, and resolve accounting issues experience in implementing change in policies and procedures preferred

  • Consistent record of developing high-profile, influential, and collaborative relationships across teams, functions, and layers

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work effectively in an ambiguous environment while managing multiple, competing priorities and requests

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

  • 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.