Accounting Manager

Fanatics Inc


Job Description
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. www.fanaticsinc.com Core Responsibilities: * Coordinate with Business Development, Licensing, and Legal teams to understand in detail the rights & obligations under agreements with partners, licensors, and licensees, as well as develop & implement necessary processes to execute the accounting for them * Hire, mentor, and coach team members, building strong relationships & a positive work environment in a fast-paced organization * Ensure that detailed records of contracts, terms, and procedures are maintained * Develop and share 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 * Ensure various transactions are recorded appropriately in accordance with GAAP as a key contributor to the month-end and year-end close processes; prepare and/or review journal entries, reconciliations, and supporting schedules * Review monthly and/or quarterly revenue share or royalty settlements and payments for timely submission to partners; maintain positive working relationships with our valued partners and provide timely responses to inquiries * Be an agile value-added resource to the accounting department and other departments within the organization by sharing information needed to effectively manage the business; develop/improve clear, concise, and timely management reporting processes * Support year-end financial statements audits and lead audits by partners and licensors through clear and timely professional communication with internal and external parties * Assist the Accounting department with other developments as necessary, including preparation of ad hoc financial reporting requests, other analyses and special projects requested by management Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field required * Bachelor's or advanced degree in accounting or business finance * CPA designation a major plus * 8+ years' practical accounting experience as team leader or individual contributor with a combination of public and private accounting background * Broad work experience very desirable * Solid foundation in GAAP, previous experience in accounting/audit/finance experience very desirable * 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 * 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.
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