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Accountant – International

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.
This position will provide technical accounting, financial reporting, operational accounting and business finance support for Fanatics Collectibles and interacts with various departments across the company and its locations.


  • Accountability for the financial control of the Topps International entities reporting into Topps Europe, including Germany, Italy, Latin America, India, Japan and Singapore.
  • Ensuring accurate books and records for the entities being consolidated into Topps International.
  • Managing the internal and external teams to achieve the reporting requirements of Fanatics Collectibles for these entities.
  • Responsibility for the ongoing business including accounting policy, controls, financial closing and technical accounting support for these entities.
  • Management of the internal and external teams preparing any Statutory Accounts and Tax packages for the International entities and any external audits of these financial statements by the Group
  • To work alongside the finance team to provide business support to Topps International to continue to drive growth and expansion
  • To work alongside the Senior Accountant Treasury who will manage A/P, A/R and Banking matters for the European entities
  • Review and knowledge of the Indirect and Direct Taxes of these entities
  • Manage and report Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Lead cross-functional accounting and finance projects including systems implementations, policy development and operationalization of technical accounting and reporting matters for these entities.
  • Prepare ad hoc financial reporting requests, other financial analyses and special projects requested by management for these entities.
  • Assist in preparing and developing the Collectibles business to scale-up and be SOX compliant based upon process improvements, sourcing and implementing the proper technology, and placing proper talent within key roles
  • Assist with driving compliance with GAAP and implementation of new standards
  • Maintain effective relationships with organizational leaders across holding company and shared-service controllership, tax, treasury, legal, FP&A functions, and a broad group of cross-functional business teams acting as the conduit to teams on emerging business issues impacting financial reporting priorities
  • Guide other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues
  • Coordinate and assist with requests from Fanatics Collectibles external auditors
  • Assist with managing and developing an efficient, clean and successful audit

Required Skills, Experience and Competencies:

  • Bachelor (or higher) degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of technical accounting and/or financial reporting experience, auditing practice alongside private experience preferred.
  • Qualified Accountant ACA, ACCA, CIMA with minimum of 8 years experience.
  • Experience in acquisitions and related integration activities
  • Experience in ERP implementation projects and other efforts to increase automation in accounting closing procedures, D365 and Oracle experience of interest
  • Experience in building cross-functional relationships and partnering with senior leaders
  • Strong understanding and implementation of an internal control environment
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and ability to work between International GAAPs and US GAAP
  • Ability to think proactively and work in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Desire to develop and continuously improve processes
  • Experience handling annual audits and working with internal and external audit functions
  • Excellent proficiency in the use of spreadsheet programs and other software applications for financial analysis, experience with ERPs (Oracle, D365) is preferred
  • Must have strong analytical skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • German or Italian language an advantage
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel
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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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