Chief Accounting Officer
Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.
Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.
We’re looking for people who do more than good work.
We’re looking for the Best in Every Game.
Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering heat and bitter cold. Whatever the conditions, whatever the sport, Under Armour delivers the advantage athletes have come to demand.
That demand has created an environment of growth. An environment where building a great team is vital. An environment where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace.
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will. Our goal is to Build A Great Team! Will YOU…Protect This House?!
Under Armour is looking to recruit an influential, highly visible, senior level accounting leader to step into the Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer role. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, David Bergman. The CAO will work closely with the entire Office of the CFO (OCFO) team. Leading more than 150 professionals, the CAO will have full accountability and responsibility for directing the Corporate Controllership function, the accounting operations teams and Internal Controls functions. This includes corporate accounting, international accounting, internal controls, consolidations, SEC reporting, technical accounting, billing/credit/collections, procure to pay, and payroll.
As Under Armour continues to define and evolve its operating process, there are many opportunities to influence and drive progress and change through this person’s leadership. An area of particular strength of the organization is the company’s commitment to transparency and forthrightness in working with the Board and Audit Committee. It will be paramount that this leader continues to enhance and foster this strong working relationship. The incoming candidate will also be the liaison and partner with the external auditors (PwC) and will support FP&A, HR, Treasury, Risk and Compliance, IT, Internal Audit, Tax, Legal, Supply Chain and other key functions.
With enthusiastic alignment across the organization about our aspiration to be the global leader in performance apparel and footwear, Under Armour embraces its next evolution. This leader will be at the helm of driving operational efficiency both at the functional and organization level and engaging in the acceleration of international growth through strong accounting analysis, understanding and support.
As a visible part of the OCFO leadership team, the candidate must demonstrate a high level of executive presence, confidence and the ability to build credibility and influence others through a “roll up your sleeves” work approach. The successful candidate must demonstrate unquestionable personal and professional integrity which aligns with UA’s corporate commitment to visionary leadership. The Corporate Controller & CAO should possess the ability to create, develop and coach high performing teams and act as a strong collaborative partner across the organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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, 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, 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.