Lead, Accounting

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

Values & Innovation

At Under Armour, we are committed to empowering those who strive for more, and the company's values - Act Sustainably, Celebrate the Wins, Fight on Together, Love Athletes and Stand for Equality - serve as both a roadmap for our teams and the qualities expected of every teammate.

 

Our Values define and unite us, the beliefs that are the red thread that connects everyone at Under Armour. Our values are rallying cries, reminding us why we're here, and fueling everything we do.

 

Our pursuit of better begins with innovation and with our team's mission of being the best. With us, you get the freedom to go further - no matter your role. That means developing, delivering, and selling the state-of-the-art products and digital tools that make top performers even better.

 

If you are a current Under Armour teammate, apply to this position on the Internal Career Site Here. 

Purpose of Role

The Lead of Corporate Accounting is a highly motivated and experienced accounting professional, a self starter,  process owner and problem solver, that thrives in a fast- paced dynamic environment. This role will play a key part in our corporate accounting close, providing support, analysis, expertise and partnership throughout the month-end process. Supporting leadership by leaning into several corporate accounting objectives and responsibilities, such as continued process improvements and system upgrades, compensation accounting, Corporate UA matters, and relevant balance sheet reconciliations, in order to meet internal and external reporting deadlines. In doing so they ensure that financial information is accurately reflected in the financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. The individual will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls over various aspects of the close and internal reporting process. The successful candidate will also be highly organized and have an ability to meet month end, quarterly and year-end reporting and audit deadlines, and deliver high quality results. This role will report to the Sr Manager of Corporate Accounting. 

Your Impact

Support the Corporate accounting close and reporting process, including: 

  •     Prepare journal entries, analyses, and balance sheet reconciliations for several key and complex corporate accounting areas 
  •     Assist in the preparation of segment and consolidated financial statements, variance analysis,  and support the external audit through communication with auditors as point of contact for requests
  •     Prepare financial schedules to assist in variance analysis reviews for close meetings, own follow ups and documentation of late entries or adjustments to ensure completeness and accuracy over financial          reporting 
  •     Partner with key accounting and finance departments to understand and explain results 
  •     Act as liaison between Corporate Accounting team and local accounting team in completing the close process

•    Ownership over all Compensation accounting including payroll accruals, bonus, PTO, and reserves such as deferred comp and severance. 
•    Ownership of the accounting close over Corporate and shared service cost centers including Legal, Executive, HR, and others. 
•    Support the Sr Manager of Corporate Accounting in non-recurring accounting matters 
•    Assist the Sr Manager of Corporate Accounting in developing and implementing robust internal accounting controls, including detailed standard operating procedures for all accounting activities. 
•    Support the coordination of the annual external audit and internal audit processes 
•    Research accounting guidance and provide implications to leadership and relevant accounting 
•    Support management in the implementation of accounting system improvements, transformation efforts as key partner to execute on these strategic initiatives 
•    Assist with preparation of the global close process and efforts to support delivering consolidated financial statements
•    Collaborate across regions and business partners regarding preparation of quarterly internal reporting packages
 

Qualifications

•    Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment
•    Ability to act and operate independently to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines
•    Outstanding knowledge and application of US GAAP
•    Strong written and verbal communication with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of internal and external audiences
•    Strong analytical skills coupled with good decision-making skills 
•    Excellent working knowledge of financial statements and good understanding of tools to benchmark disclosure practices  

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
•    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting 
•    Accounting systems experience (SAP and Blackline preferred) 
•    Strong expert level excel modeling skills 
•    5+ years of relevant experience in large multinational public companies preferred 
•    CPA license preferred 
•    Public accounting experience preferred 
 

•    Demonstrates a commitment to Under Amour’s values of Love the Athletes, Celebrate the Wins, Stand for Equality, Act Sustainably and Fight on Together 
•    Energetic, hands-on, resourceful self-started who can partner with all levels and functions of the company and takes a consultative and collaborative approach 
•    A team player who can manage cross functional involvement for the purpose of getting to a common goal 
•    Excellent leadership and influencing skills 
•    A resilient leader who is comfortable in fast-moving, dynamic environments and adaptable to change 
•    Innovative, intellectually curious, enthusiastic and creative 
•    Passion to scale and grow a complex business. Somebody who is seen as a problem-solver and builder who strives for continuous improvement 
•    Unquestionable ethics and integrity
 

 

Workplace Location

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our Baltimore office.
  • Return to Work Designation: 3 days week in-office, the remainder of work week remote. 

Relocation

  • No relocation provided

 

Base Compensation

 

 $86,326.00 - $118,697.70 USD

Most new hires fall within this range and have the opportunity to earn more over time. Initial placement within the salary range, however, is based on an individual's relevant knowledge, skills and experience for the position. UA is committed to helping our teammates succeed and advance in their careers. Base salary is only one component of our competitive Total Rewards package.

Benefits & Perks

 

  • Paid "UA Give Back" Volunteer Days: Work alongside your team to support initiatives in your local community.
  • Under Armour Merchandise Discounts
  • Competitive 401(k) plan matching.  
  • Maternity and Parental Leave for eligible and FMLA-eligible teammates
  • Health & fitness benefits, discounts and resources- We offer teammates across the country programs to promote physical activity and overall well-being. 

 

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Our Commitment to Diversity

At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, family or paternal status and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.


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