Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys. Through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today's on-demand culture, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.
About the Team
At Fanatics, we know that numbers are not just for jerseys. Our accounting and finance professionals are charged with taking a highly analytical approach towards financial data across every part of our business. We identify financial successes and opportunities, and then create detailed growth plans to reach and exceed our company goals. We bring numbers to life by developing innovative and strategic reporting as well as actionable insights for key stakeholders and executive leadership. Just as Fanatics continues to rapidly grow, we encourage our team members to do the same by supporting continued education and offering internal career advancement in various areas of Accounting and Finance.
Reporting to the Director of External Reporting and Compliance, he or she will provide financial leadership by managing the international accounting and reporting activities to ensure accurate and timely compliance with all internal, external and statutory reporting requirements for operations across our International companies in Europe and Asia/Pacific.
To be successful in this job, you must be a forward looking, proactive leader with business experience in increasingly complex businesses, across geographies and business channels. The candidate must be an experienced, collaborative accounting professional with the background and interpersonal skills sufficient to function successfully in a growth-enabling and challenging position. He or she 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.
Responsible for collection, tracking, analyzing, reporting and reconciliation of international activity on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Prepare and record required journal entries for certain international entities including inter-company and monthly expense allocations
Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly schedules used in the preparation and completion of the month-end closing process
Assist in development and management of the Company’s transfer pricing policies and procedures and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements
Improve financial status by analyzing results and variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions
Recommend to management any updates to accounting policies related to international processes and procedures
Prepare schedules related to inter-company activity, and work directly with the Parent company personnel to reconcile related activity
Acquire a deep understanding of the business processes related to assigned general ledger accounts, including transaction flow
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 international accounting related issues
Prepare ad-hoc financial reporting requests, other analyses and special projects requested by management
Professional Experience & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
Minimum 5-7 years of accounting experience preferred
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
Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel – experience in Pivot Tables and VLookups are a plus
Experience with international accounting is preferred (Canada, United Kingdom, Asian/Pacific, Latin America)
Tax/international tax accounting experience is a +
Strong attention to detail
A CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification is preferred for this role.
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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