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Lead Tax Accountant

Job Category: Accounting & Finance
Company: Fanatics
Employment Type: Salaried
Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 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.
About the job
Fanatics is in search of a Lead Tax Accountant for our growing department. This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing, fast paced business or for experienced tax professionals coming out of a National CPA firm looking to make the transition from public to private.
Maintains tax records and is responsible for all aspects of sales and use tax, property tax, business licenses, etc. for multiple legal entities.
Indirect Tax 
•              Review and oversee various state and local reporting as well as other areas of tax compliance (monthly, quarterly, annually) while continuously and proactively pursuing compliance and data management process improvements.
•              Maintain compliance/tax calendar for preparation, processing, and filing of sales and use tax permits and required filings, to ensure registration and reporting obligations are met on time.
•              Maintain current knowledge of tax laws, updates, and revisions and present changes to management or inform management of issues affecting Fanatics.
•              Review system transactional data to ascertain the proper tax treatment, investigate discrepancies, research corresponding tax law, prepare numerical analyses, and make adjustments to the accruals and return data files accordingly; seek to prevent issues from continuing in the future.
•              Review proposals for tax implications and recommend actions that meet business plans while managing tax liability.
•              Research product taxability by jurisdiction and summarize findings.
•              Answer inquiries from tax authorities, vendors, and customers and respond as needed; complete required records, reports and maintain files.
General Accounting
•              Perform general ledger account analysis and reconciliations of key accounts as assigned
•              Assist with month end close and various other assigned duties within Accounting as needed.
•              Complete accounting functions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
•              Participate in the monthly general ledger closing process.
•              Responsible for effectively researching, tracking, and resolving accounting problems and discrepancies.
•              Adaptability: Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
•              Communication: Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
•              Information Monitoring: Set up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
•              Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and solve problems using learned techniques and tools with analytical and statistical examination skills
•              Managing Team: Effectively manage staff and senior accountants to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
•              Relationships: Comfortably build partnerships by working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and systems initiatives to minimize impact on exposure and reporting requirements.
•              Culture: Promote a culture of compliance and attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality.
Educational Requirements/Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in accounting, finance or tax from an accredited institution
•Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of relevant experience within US indirect tax matters in a National CPA firm or a Fortune 500 Company with a large Domestic footprint.
•Strong quantitative skills and technical knowledge of US indirecttax
•Experience in US and international indirect tax compliance and accounting, including exposure to GST and VAT
•Strong written and verbal communications skills, including experience communicating complex tax issues and requirements to people without a tax background
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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.
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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