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Fanatics // officially licensed sports merchandise
New York - New York    Posted: Monday, May 02, 2022
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Company Overview
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, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby & giving collectors an end-to-end collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming & retail sportsbook platform. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics' footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be rolled out soon.  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 8,000 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 Director of FP&A for Fanatics Holdings will interface with leadership across all segments of the organization.   The position reports to the VP of FP&A & is located in New York City.  The successful candidate should have a demonstrated track record of consolidating multiple segments of business in a manner consistent with US GAAP.  The broader Fanatics finance team will use the FP&A monthly forecast process for investor outreach, cash flow insights for debt financing as well as for Board reviews of performance. 

The ideal candidate should have a solid understanding of finance, including accounting & financial modeling.  Experience in people/workforce planning, consolidation of minority interests, foreign exchange & translation as well as treasury related background in debt financing & equity dilution are considered foundational.  Of foremost importance is the ability to be an effective communication liaison among functional & business owner groups to ensure transparency & accountability

The candidate should have a proven track record of success in managing through change.  Reporting to the VP of FP&A, he/she will be involved in the creation & management of our monthly forecast process.  In this role, you will use your analytical skills, technology proficiency, business savvy & financial chops to influence business performance. You will consolidate results in a standard manner across our Commerce, Collectibles, Gaming, Candy Digital & Holdings segments.   The candidate will be critical to the success of our annual operating plan process where we distill the core drivers of value creation into the requisite investment needs for the upcoming investment cycle & then ensure adherence to these goals.      

--Establish & maintain a monthly forecast calendar & consolidation process with interim milestones & submissions from all Fanatics business ventures.
--Maintain a highly accurate dashboard of Key Performance Indicators on the health of the business as well as a monthly presentation to senior management
--Routinely become involved in the incorporation of new business ventures, ensuring that data is incorporated in a consistent & transparent manner
--Be comfortable working with large amounts of data from various sources under multiple scenarios in a fast-paced environment
--Work collaboratively within the FP&A framework across Fanatics, as well as cross-functional business partners globally
--Respond to information requests with thorough, organized & fact-based work product supporting key observations, assumptions & conclusions.
--Identify opportunities to improve process, financial & operational controls, & information systems in support of routine analysis & proper recordation/accumulation of financial reporting.

Candidate Profile
--BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics with 7-8 years or more of finance experience, primarily in financial reporting and/or financial planning & analysis.
--CPA, CFA and/or MBA considered a strong plus
--Experience with Anaplan or similar financial planning tool considered a strong plus
--Experience incorporating acquisitions/business ventures into an organization as well as integrating a significant new software tool such as Anaplan, Host Analytics, Oracle EPM or similar into the forecasting process in a streamlined manner
--Excellent oral & written communication skills
--A commitment to transparency & collaboration
--Blend of financial, strategy, business analysis, & project skills.
--Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment within deadlines & work with executive, technology & financial leadership.
--Be a strong advocate of data automation across functional groups & transparent communication flow
--Results oriented, organized, efficient & resourceful team player at ease in a dynamic collaborative environment
--Able to interact well with internal associates at all levels & across multiple lines of business
--Must be proficient with all Microsoft Office software with advanced Excel & Powerpoint skills
--Flexibility for some travel
--Expectation to be on premise in the New York office 3 days per week
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