Finance Manager

United Kingdom - Manchester /
Fanatics Commerce – Accounting & Finance /
/ Hybrid
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.  

We are looking for a Finance Manager to take responsibility for the monthly reporting process of P&L and Balance Sheet for trading entities and holding companies, in addition to our external statutory reporting. Provide technical financial advice to the function, and support the management accounts team to deliver accurate financial information adhering with all compliance standards.  The role will also Business Partner with the overhead functions supporting the budgeting and forecasting process and ensuring strong cost control and governance.

•Responsible for the leadership, management and development of team of 4 qualified and part-qualified accountants.
•Lead and manage the month end reporting process to ensure effective, efficient and accurate completion of all month end account processes in line with US parent timelines.
•Responsible for the successful completion of group and statutory audits and will manage the team in the preparation and on time submission of the statutory accounts for UK and International entities.
•Business partner to all overhead functions – taking responsibility an ownership of the delivery of accurate budget and forecasting, and ongoing cost control and governance whilst supporting the challenges for a rapidly growing business.
•Own the financial end to end process for key strategic partners
•Ensure robust controls and procedures are in place for all management accounts processes and system interfaces
•Ensure on time and accurate completion of balance sheet reconciliations for group reporting purposes
•Consistently look for ways to improve the financial control framework and implement an effective testing platform to effectively manage risk and compliance.
•Identification and analysis of trends, risks, opportunities and sensitivities, making associated recommendations.
•Ensuring the E2E process and controls are documented and reviewed periodically for all key activities within the team.
•Challenge and review the processes making sure the team understand the processes and risks. Review adequacy of controls and recommend improvements.
•Advise on system/process improvement and project change management.
•Identify training and development needs of direct reports and work with them ensure these are met.
•Support and deputise for the Financial Controller where required
•Implement and share best practice across the management accounts function.
•Provide key support during implementation of system improvements
•Keep up to date with relevant changes in accounting regulations and implement changes where appropriate

Knowledge & Experience: 
•Fully Qualified CIMA or equivalent (ACA, ACCA) with 3-5 years post qualification experience.
•Experienced People Manager and Team leadership skills
•Ideally experience of working with, or in US listed or PE backed businesses with other international entities
•High impact and influence skills for stakeholder management across the finance function/wider company.
•In-depth understanding of processes and reporting.
•Experience of working in a fast paced environment, with the ability to hit tight deadlines
•Strong communication skills and track record of business partnering
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•Attention to detail
•Ability to manage time to meet deadlines
•Ability to liaise with staff at all levels, and manage external advisors where relevant
•Maintain integrity of fin

This a great opportunity to join our fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial business, and these are some of the benefits you can expect as an employee.

•The chance to work with world leading sports clubs and brands 
•Working within a growing, fast-paced and forward-thinking business 
•Birthday day off 
•40% staff discount 
•Nationwide Theme Park discounts 
•Bike to work scheme

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at Fanatics. Our commitment to inclusion drives us forward every day; across all races, gender, gender identities, age, sexual orientation, religion & spiritual beliefs, neurodiversity, disability and all identities of our people both current and future. If you have any requirement(s) for reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact us.
Things We Care About

·         Your career growth, your ideas, your work-life balance, and your well-being.
·         Diversity and Inclusion
·         Our Company Culture and Values
·         Providing outstanding Company Perks and Benefits

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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