In short

The world’s fastest-growing running brand seeks a Portland-based Head of Accounting & Reporting for the North America (US, CA) and LATAM region across all channels (Ecom, Retail, and Wholesale). In this role, you will be the financial backbone of our regional teams and interact/collaborate with our Group Accounting & Reporting team at our Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. You will directly lead the Accounting & Reporting teams in the Americas region, work closely with the central CoE and shared services teams, and report to the regional CFO. The expected continued fast growth of On and its regional footprint will require strong strategic, analytical, tactical, and leadership skills while providing ample personal and professional development opportunities. We are excited to offer this role to a process and numbers-driven team player that enthusiastically takes ownership of various challenges within our disruptive finance organization.

Your Mission

  • Directly lead the Accounts Receivables/Payables, General Ledger, and Tax team
  • Ensure the proper financial accounting as well as the timely and compliant month, quarterly and year-end closing & reporting process for all our US, CAN, and LATAM entities in accordance with Group accounting policies (IFRS) and local GAAP
  • Oversee the collection and dunning procedures, customer’s finance-related requests, report to sales and management, credit limits, and risky debtors
  • Manage tax filings across all states and oversee external tax consultants
  • Manage local bank relationships and work with global HQ on local financing, transfer pricing, custom requirements, etc. and handle local authorities accordingly
  • Own, enhance and/or develop internal controls in accordance with Group requirements in a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls environment, ensuring up-to-date process and controls documentation
  • Lead and/or contribute to exciting projects and ad hoc tasks in a highly challenging growth environment
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Your story

  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience in accounting and reporting, including leadership responsibility – work experience at a US public company is a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or business or equivalent experience - Master’s degree or having a CPA license is a plus
  • Strong understanding of accounting and reporting processes
  • Strong accounting and finance background with a good understanding of local legal requirements (US, CA, LATAM is a plus)
  • Strategic, analytical and problem-solving mindset and able to work independently and/or with cross-functional teams
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in developing and leading high-performing teams
  • Understands stakeholder needs and requirements in a fast-changing environment with ability to deal with deadlines and delivering based on priorities
  • Entrepreneurial and results-driven mindset with strong hands-on execution and decision making skills
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About the Team

Join us as part of the forward-thinking and action-oriented Americas Finance team aiming to be our speedboat's backbone and the advanced navigator. We constantly strive to challenge the status quo, to drive growth and to shape tomorrow’s best practices by thinking differently, acting cross-functionally, and making use of the latest technology. In order to deliver controlled and durable growth, the team brings an entrepreneurial and results-driven mindset combined with strong analytical and hands-on execution skills.

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It’s a common stereotype: an accountant buried in spreadsheets, working alone. Well, that’s not us. Our work is a relay, not an individual sprint. We work together with our global teams to help them accomplish their goals – and On’s.

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I’m challenged every day with new learnings, new perspectives and new technologies. I can feel that my horizon expands as our business grows. I’m on this exciting journey of never-ending personal development, which is crucial to me.
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What we offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically – to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination. We are requesting that you provide sensitive demographic information such as gender identity and race/ethnicity to help us ensure that we are creating equitable and fair experiences for all potential future team members. You are not required to provide this demographic information and this information will in no way impact your eligibility for hire.

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What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.