Location: Florida - Jacksonville
Employment Type: Salaried
Team: Accounting & Finance
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.
This position will focus on the following priorities:
•Ensuring and developing processes for the preparation and recording of required journal entries for certain entities/processes including daily transactions and monthly expense allocations
•Assist with coordination of operational audit support
•Provide outstanding financial business partnership to the business unit leadership teams and to global corporate finance group
•Ensure an open channel of communication exists during close with the Controller’s Office
•Partner and collaborate with peers and business partners to drive change management, increase operational efficiencies, lead process improvement and alignment within the accounting and finance organization, as well as cross functionally
•Assist and develop balance sheet support schedules and reconciliations as needed monthly
•Ensuring and developing a process for collection, tracking, analyzing, reporting and reconciliation of activity on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
•Improve financial status by analyzing results and variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions
•Recommend to management any updates to accounting policies related to processes and procedures
•Acquire a deep understanding of the business processes related to assigned area/function (including general ledger accounts and transaction flow)
•Perform duties in compliance with GAAP, company and department policies and procedures, internal controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements if needed
•Assist management on any and all accounting related issues
•Prepare ad hoc financial reporting requests, other analyses and special projects requested by management
•Assist with developing policies, including working with outside service providers as needed
•Assist with the coordination of the Company’s growth and expansion as needed
The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
•3+ years’ practical accounting experience
•Ability to handle multiple tasks and stringent deadlines within a fast-paced environment is a must
•Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
•Must have strong analytical skills
•Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to effectively work with multiple departments and levels within the organization
•Strong attention to detail
•Ability to travel if needed
A CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification is a plus for this role
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.
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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.
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