Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite & harness the passions of fans & maximize the presence & reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers & 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 & hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making & 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 & MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles & trading cards hobby with top leagues & players association partners; & Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming & retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics' partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) & hundreds of collegiate & professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, & hundreds of partners, suppliers, & vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical & sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting & representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners & fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, & play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we're a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride & passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate & support. We recognize that diversity helps drive & foster innovation, & through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality & advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools & resources to feel connected & engaged in who they are & what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
THE FANTERNSHIP - Summer 2022
We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, hard-working intern with the ability to think creatively, be proactive & make clear, well-reasoned decisions. We are looking for individuals that will go above & beyond to contribute to the success of this world class organization. He/she must also be able to work collaboratively as a team & be a self-starter.
Interns will present a mid-term & final presentation on their findings & future recommendations to the senior leadership team.
Internship positions are competitive & are paid positions. This internship is located in our NYC office with a hybrid schedule.
Our accounting & finance professionals are charged with taking a highly analytical approach towards financial data across every part of our business. We identify financial successes & opportunities, & then create detailed growth plans to reach & exceed our company goals. We bring numbers to life by developing innovative & strategic reporting as well as actionable insights for key stakeholders & executive leadership.
The intern will serve as an Analyst in the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization - which is leading the financial reporting & consolidated metric-setting process across Fanatics. You'll be a strategic operating partner to the Fanatics Holdings organization in supporting functional budgets, building-out our consolidation & reporting processes, & optimizing the capabilities for our team-wide financial systems. This role provides a fast-paced & continuous learning environment for you to leverage your expertise & develop project management & problem-solving capabilities. This role will have executive level exposure & an opportunity to create new processes to help streamline FP&A team activities. The role will report to the VP of FP&A for Fanatics Holdings.
GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with project management of the following activities across the FP&A function:
Partner with FP&A & Accounting on a team-wide exercise to establish an enterprise-wide consistent Chart of Accounts across Fanatics businesses
Assist the FP&A & Investor Relations team on building out our KPI metric tracking capabilities across Fanatics to be maintained on an on-going basis
Support our Sourcing function in establishing wing-to-wing process standardization & developing a deeper analytical framework to evaluate cost levers across our 3rd party vendor spend
Significant involvement in projects to improve/upgrade the Fanatics consolidated planning processes through systemic solutions
Assist in the creation of presentations to report monthly/quarterly results, future projections & strategic report-outs to Fanatics leadership
Help execute on ad hoc requests as assigned by Fanatics SVP of FP&A & Investor Relations and/or CFO
· Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration
· Prior experience in FP&A, Accounting/Controllership, Project Management roles desired
· Passion & interest in sports
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES
· Proactive, hard-working, intellectually curious & results-oriented
· Strong financial analysis & modeling skills
· Experience in developing & reporting business performance metrics
· Highly analytical, detail oriented & strong business sense; proven ability to develop new ideas, creative solutions & demonstrated experience implementing positive change
· Ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload & achieve effective results in a fast-paced, dynamic, environment; effective multi-tasking skills are vital
· Excellent written & verbal communication skills
· Team player with interpersonal ability to work with others & collaborate to achieve goals
· Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products