Lead Cost Accountant

Fanatics Inc. - Tampa, FL3.7

Fanatics Inc. is a leading online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise. The Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida and has approximately 3,580 full-time employees as of December 31, 2017. The Company offers hundreds of thousands of officially licensed items via its Fanatics (fanatics.com), FansEdge (fansedge.com), Kitbag (kitbag.com) and Majestic brands, as well as the largest selection of sports collectibles and memorabilia through Fanatics Authentic (sportsmemorabilia.com and fanaticsauthentic.com). In addition, the Company powers the e‑commerce sites of major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports Network, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and over 400 collegiate and professional team properties.

The Company’s primary business is operating direct‑to‑consumer E‑commerce sites that the Company either owns or operates through contractual relationships with colleges, collegiate athletic conferences, professional sports teams, sports leagues, media networks, and other retailers. In the instances where the Company operates E‑commerce sites pursuant to contractual relationships, the Company pays a share of the proceeds to the contracting partner and the Company handles substantially all of the activities associated with the E‑commerce sales cycle. In most cases, the Company owns or operates the Web site, owns inventory, takes customer orders and ships the customer product from fulfillment centers that the Company or a third-party leases and operates. The customer product is either purchased from a third party or created in‑house through the Company’s Fanatics Brands product creation teams. Fanatics Apparel, LLC. (Fanatics Brands), a subsidiary of Fanatics, Inc., is the operation through which the Company produces licensed apparel, headwear, and other related product and sells primarily to retailers, including Fanatics, Inc. Due to the acquisition of LSG and the Majestic brand during 2017, the Fanatics Brands business has increased and is expected to continue to increase in to 2018 and beyond as we integrate the wholesale businesses and expand our supply chain verticalization efforts.


He or she will provide financial leadership by supporting the accounting supply chain activities to ensure accurate and timely recording of all financial transactions. He or she will assist with the safeguarding of the global control environment and also help provide oversight to line finance leaders. This person would build fundamental relationships with operational and finance leaders to ensure/develop a best in-class supply chain accounting/finance infrastructure that supports a rapidly growing company.

To be successful in this job, you must be a forward looking, proactive leader with business experience in increasingly complex businesses, across geographies and business channels.

This visionary leader must be an experienced, collaborative accounting professional with the background and interpersonal skills sufficient to function successfully in a highly visible, growth-enabling and challenging position. Attention to detail, commercial engagement, a strong advisory style, and superior people leadership skills are important.


Assist with ensuring operations are in compliance with key accounting standards
Assist with coordination of operational audit support
Assist with booking inventory transfers and inter-company movements (including domestic and international transfers)
Properly record freight and monthly cost (overhead, departmental spending, etc.)
Develop and implement new cost standards as needed and advise on changes
Ensure proper reconciliation of inventory on a monthly basis
Assist with the closing of fixed asset projects
Assist with pricing request and new item development
Provide outstanding financial business partnership to the business unit leadership teams and to global corporate finance group
Assist with the coordination of period-end data collection efforts with inventory control/cycle counts
Assist the Supply Chain Controller on special projects as needed
Assist in the design and development of internal control procedures to safeguard company assets.
Supports the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close function, including compliance requirements, to ensure a timely and accurate close. This includes support of operations/plants as needed.
Also, ensure an open channel of communication exists during close with the Controller’s Office
Partner and collaborate with peers and business partners to drive change management, increase operational efficiencies, lead process improvement and alignment within the accounting and finance organization, as well as cross functionally
Assist and develop balance sheet support schedules and reconciliations as needed monthly
Participate in the monthly balance sheet review meetings
Staff development, position must assist with developing manufacturing knowledge within the organization. Foster and develop manufacturing acumen within the immediate department
Assist with the management of cost coordinators, providing daily direction and guidance as needed


Bachelor's or advanced degree in accounting or business finance
CPA designation a major plus
5+ years’ practical accounting experience with a combination of public and private accounting background; strong cost and supply chain experience required
Significant experience in a manufacturing environment required
Solid accounting foundation, previous plant controller/finance very desirable