Lead Accountant (Hybrid Schedule In Jacksonville) at Fanatics | Powderkeg

Location: Florida - Jacksonville

Employment Type: Salaried

Team: Accounting & Finance

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.


Objectives of the role:

•Provide financial leadership by managing the general accounting and reporting activities to ensure accurate and timely compliance with all internal and external reporting requirements.

•Help foster a culture of continuous improvement mind-set, drive change within the department

•Assist with financial statement write-ups and analysis (BS, P&L, and Cash Flow) for month-end, quarter-end and year-end close

•Assist with driving compliance with GAAP and implementation of new standards

•Must be a forward looking, proactive leader with business experience in increasingly complex businesses, across geographies and business channels.

•Must be an experienced, collaborative accounting professional with the background and interpersonal skills sufficient to function successfully in a growth-enabling and challenging position.

•Must demonstrate the ability to implement new concepts, ideas, integration of new businesses, and systems as needed.

•Must have the ability to embrace and assume ownership of various processes and reports.

•Attention to detail, superior organizational and project management skills, and exceptional communication skills are important.

Key Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

•Provide accounting, processing, and analytical support for general accounting activities. Collection, tracking, analyzing, reporting and reconciliation of accounting activity on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

•Develop in-depth knowledge of systems, data, and reporting tools as well as understanding of the business processes related to assigned general ledger accounts, including transaction flow.

•Book monthly accruals and prepare monthly account reconciliations. Assisting with ad hoc requests as needed

•Assist as needed in support of Wholesale, eComm, and Retail businesses

•Prepare and record required journal entries for certain entities including daily transactions and monthly expense allocations

•Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly schedules used in the preparation and completion of the month-end closing process

•Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for assigned accounts

•Support the training and development of staff

•Review journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations prepared by direct report(s)

•Improve financial status by analyzing results and variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions

•Recommend updates to accounting policies related to improving processes and procedures

•Perform duties in compliance with GAAP, company and department policies and procedures, internal controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

•Assist accounting management on any and all accounting related issues

•Prepare ad hoc financial reporting requests, other analyses and special projects requested by management


•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field required

•CPA designation a major plus

•Minimum 5-10 years of accounting experience preferred

•Public accounting experience a plus

•Ability to handle multiple tasks and stringent deadlines within a fast-paced environment is a must

•Ability to organize and prioritize

•Must have strong analytical skills

•Must have excellent communication skills – verbal and written

•Ability to effectively work with multiple departments, at all levels of the organization

•Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel – experience in Pivot Tables and VLookups are a +

•Strong attention to detail


Things We Care About

· Your career growth, your ideas, your work-life balance, and your well-being.

· Diversity and Inclusion

· Our Company Culture and Values

· Providing outstanding Company Perks and Benefits

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an @fanatics.com or @fanatics.co.uk email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS : In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. _ _ We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Lead Accountant (Hybrid Schedule In Jacksonville)
  • Company
  • Location
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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