Associate, FP&A

New York - New York /
Fanatics Inc. – Fanatics Inc. /
Salaried
Company Overview
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and 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 and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and 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 and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and 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) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs. 
 
As a market leader with more than 8,000 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.
 
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.   

The Associate of FP&A for Fanatics Holdings, Inc. will interface with leadership across all segments of the organization.   The position reports to the Manager of FP&A and is located in New York City.  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 and financial modeling.  Experience in people/workforce planning, consolidation of minority interests, foreign exchange and translation as well as treasury related background in debt financing and equity dilution are all considered strong pluses.  We are looking for someone who has experience consolidating multiple lines of business and working in a fast paced environment of growth.  Of foremost importance is the ability to be an effective and reliable communication liaison among functional and business owner groups to ensure transparency and accountability.

The candidate should have a proven track record of success in managing through change.  He/she will be involved in the creation and management of our monthly forecast process.  In this role, you will use your analytical skills, technology proficiency, business savvy and financial chops to influence business performance. You will consolidate results in a standard manner across our e-commerce, trading cards and other segments of business.   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 and then ensure adherence to these goals.      

Responsibilities
Establish and maintain a monthly forecast calendar and consolidation process with interim milestones and 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 and 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 organization as well as cross-functional business partners globally
Respond to information requests with thorough, organized and fact-based work product supporting key observations, assumptions and conclusions.
Identify opportunities to improve process, financial and operational controls, and information systems in support of routine analysis and proper recordation/accumulation of financial reporting.
Candidate Profile
BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics with 3-5 years or more of finance experience, primarily in financial reporting and/or financial planning and analysis.
CPA, CFA and/or MBA 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 is a strong plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills with a self-starting mindset
A commitment to transparency and collaboration
Blend of financial, strategy, business analysis, and project skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment within deadlines and work with executive, technology and financial leadership.
Be a strong advocate of data automation across functional groups and transparent communication flow
Results oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful team player at ease in a dynamic collaborative environment
Able to interact well with internal associates at all levels and across multiple lines of business
Must be proficient with all Microsoft Office software with advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills
Flexibility for some travel (post pandemic)
Expectation to be on premise in the New York office 3 days per week (post pandemic)
Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud.  Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants.  Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an @fanatics.com or @fanatics.co.uk email address.  For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers

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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