Risk & Business Controls Analyst
Fanatics, Inc. Remote
analyst compliance sports accounting fans team data communication digital betting tools finance management
November 22, 2022
New York, New York State
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, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. 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 9,000 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 base salary range for this role is $57,596 - $94,622 per year, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This role is eligible for the Fanatics Betting and Gaming annual bonus program and an equity award.
In addition to the base, bonus, and equity, full-time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, paid time off and other benefits like GymPass, Pet Insurance, Family Care Benefits, Free Shipt deliveries, and more. We’ll also give you $500 to set up your home office!
For information about our benefits, please visit https://benefitsatfanatics.com/
Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) is seeking a Risk & Business Controls Analyst who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to join our high-energy Accounting and Finance team. The Risk & Business Controls Analyst plays a critical role within the accounting and finance department.
Reporting to the Manager of Risk, Controls, & Regulatory Reporting, this individual is primarily focused on collaborating with cross-functional partners to implement the strategy and approach, as well as lead the execution of validating the design and operating effectiveness of financial reporting and operational controls. Additionally, this position will drive efficiency and improve precision within our internal controls program by implementing and optimizing automation tools and use of data.
Our successful candidate must be a collaborative business professional with the background and interpersonal skills to function successfully in a high growth and fast-paced environment with excellent skills around prioritization, collaboration and influencing. Ideally, our candidate is comfortable and effective in a rapidly changing environment and will partner closely with a broad group of cross-functional business teams in order to provide guidance, and support well informed decisions. Our candidate will be expected to anticipate and surface issues, solve problems and recommend solutions, while exercising good business judgment and risk management. This role requires strong communication skills to effectively facilitate information flow between business functions and Accounting and Finance.
Lead the implementation of building FBG's internal controls and risk function.
Work with functional departments to understand current processes, and prepare process documentation (e.g., narratives, flowcharts, etc.)
Develop risk and control matrices and build out the documentation for FBG's internal controls.
Evaluate the design of internal control activities (including performing vulnerabilities / gap analysis to determine new controls needed), maintain and update key controls, ensure documentation reflects a high level of quality.
Communicate control gaps and deficiencies, risk exposures, and changes to the risk profile to senior management.
Manage updates to FBGs SOX compliance documentation including Control Matrices, Process Narratives, assessments of key controls and monitoring compliance through walkthroughs and documentation reviews.
Ensure all key controls defined in FBG’s SOX Compliance Program are clearly identified, implemented, tested, and remediated, as necessary.
Perform follow-up on the status of outstanding deficiencies and assist process owners in the design and implementation of process improvements.
Coordinate with internal and external audit to support testing, walkthroughs, and process reviews.
Examine structure of processes vertically and cross-functionally to identify process reengineering opportunities and determine fit for automation.
Collaborate with process owners and others to provide training on internal controls and to build knowledge and understanding of risks and controls.
Maintain and leverage a balanced understanding of interdependencies between business processes, IT Systems and Applications.
Communicate and collaborate effectively with key internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Finance, business process owners, Internal Audit, External Audit, Compliance, etc.) to continually evaluate and improve control practices.
BA/BS in Accounting, Business Operations/Administration, Analytics, or related field.
3-4 years of experience in risk, compliance or accounting role with internal audit/IT and business process controls.
Understanding of COSO Internal Control Framework and risk assessment practices, development of test and remediation plans, communication tools, and compliance reporting.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment, and to make well-reasoned and timely decisions
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to effectively communicate at all levels.
Excellent project management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various metrics, financial reports, and legal documents.
Open to regular travel to events and other Fanatics offices for various offsite and team meetings.
Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or on track to complete certification
Experience designing data analytics and reporting.
Experience framing ambiguous problems, building data-driven analyses, and drawing insights from multiple data sources to synthesize into an impactful narrative.
Advanced MS Excel skills a plus, including vlookups and pivot tables.
Experience using Tableau or other similar data visualization tools.
Experience with Visio or similar diagramming application.
Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Feel free to ask your recruiter for a phone call or other type of communication for interview, and ensure your communication is coming from a Fanatics or Fanatics Brand email address (this includes @betfanatics.com). 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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