Nike Accounting Director in Shanghai, China

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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.



People and Organizational Leadership

  • Lead the development of the Greater China Indirect Source to Pay team and develop high profile, influential, collaborative relationships across NIKE’s Greater China over non-product purchasing processes including payroll & fringe, athlete compensation & royalties, capital investment, leasing, T&E and other indirect procurement processes.

  • Champion and steward the Global Accounting Indirect Source to Pay Value Stream transformation within the geography organization and collaborate and advise on the future state operating and organizational model.

  • Perform baseline and periodic assessment of organizational performance against key work streams and develop a measurable, strategy execution plan against effectiveness, efficiency and risk optimization aligned to the overall Global Accounting strategic plan while promoting a lean and process excellence culture.

  • Play a key role on both the Greater China Controlling and Global Accounting Indirect Source to Pay leadership teams.

Business Insights / Decision Support

  • Advise and partner with cross-functional leadership teams on technical accounting, process and control considerations, with respect to over non-product purchasing processes including payroll & fringe, athlete compensation & royalties, capital investment, leasing, T&E and other indirect procurement processes.

  • Collaborate cross-operationally on the design and implementation of new accounting policies, processes, systems, controls across the geography operations.

  • Influence and inform Global Accounting Policy through collaboration with the Global Indirect Source to Pay team regarding technical accounting decisions, transaction processes, systems, controls and compliance within non-product purchasing processes including payroll & fringe, athlete compensation & royalties, capital investment, leasing, T&E and other indirect procurement processes.

Operational Excellence

  • Own and be accountable to ensure key financial assertions are met with respect to operating expenses, capital assets and related accounts through development/maintenance of a comprehensive ICFR structure (end to end financial process and systems governance, controls and compliance).This includes process, technical accounting and ICFR considerations involving commitments, guarantees, lease, embedded leases, variable interest entities etc.

  • Participate in review of monthly, quarterly and annual operation strategies and results with business and operational leadership; add value as a credible and trusted business partner.

  • Maintain and drive continuous improvement, while collaborating with others, on owned processes to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness; define and drive the execution of best practices.

  • Own and engage with transition management team on adapting applicable process, policy and tool changes.


  • 10+ years' extensive experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, or transaction services/financial business process consulting; experience within a large multinational, publically-held company required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • CPA required

  • Strong US GAAP and PRC GAAP experience and technical accounting knowledge

  • Strong commercial and business acumen, with ability to translate business requirements into financial risks and controls

  • Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills

  • Ability to assess financial risks and controls across end to end business and operational processes

  • Experience with identifying and applying complex accounting treatment to business arrangements

  • Experience with and ability to work collaboratively with multinational cultures and countries

  • Experience with large scale transformational initiatives, process improvements or shared services capabilities

  • Ability to influence and inform stakeholders on complex technical topics

  • Ability to innovate and navigate through ambiguity

  • Experience with SAP is preferred

  • English and Mandarin language proficiency

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.

Job ID: 10914

Location: China-Shanghai Municipality-Shanghai

Job Category: Finance & Accounting