Compliance Specialist - #9287

Remote - USA

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Fanatics Inc
Fanatics offers the broadest assortment of fan merchandise and memorabilia worldwide.
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Company Overview As a global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is building the leading global digital sports platform and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy. Operating multi-channel commerce for the world's biggest sports brands, Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in flagship stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events. Through Fanatics’ innovative commerce capabilities and cutting-edge tech platform, the company has assembled one of the best databases of fans globally which is now being leveraged across the broader sports ecosystem to build new, large-scale digital sports businesses outside of merchandise. Fanatics is the majority owner of Candy Digital, a next generation digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties - including MLB and MLBPA - to build an official NFT ecosystem where fans and collectors come to purchase, trade and share officially licensed NFT’s. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be announced in the coming months.  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.  In addition to e-commerce, the capabilities of Fanatics include omnichannel-integrated physical retail operations across a broad portfolio of flagship stores, team retail and special events; international capabilities that provide a global sports retail platform; and an in-house merchandise and manufacturing division that is a licensed partner of professional and collegiate teams and helps fans express passion through a broad range of apparel and non-apparel products created under the Fanatics, Nike, Top of the World, Majestic and WinCraft brands. As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees and over 300 partners, suppliers, and vendors in 11 countries, 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.    About the Team Fanatics is first and foremost a technology company. We are powered by cutting-edge tech created by our small agile teams using the latest tools and technologies under our highly analytical, forward thinking, and open-minded leadership. As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, we challenge ourselves by improving our new fully responsive NodeJS cloud commerce platform, Elasticsearch engine, and deep data science capabilities while building the best-in-class retail manufacturing and supply chain technologies. Our tech teams work together to revolutionize data science and engineering initiatives, provide highly scalable real-time and streaming platforms, and create secure e-commerce and in-stadium fan experience products. Our own e-commerce platform transacts in over 190 countries, 17 languages, and 14 currencies. Our motto is “#GSD”—get stuff done—and we do just that. If you want to be at the nexus of sports, commerce, and technology, come be a part of our industry-leading team here at Fanatics Tech.
Fanatics is looking for a Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Specialist to join our GRC team. The person filling this position will be responsible for enabling the IT components of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance across multiple lines of business within Fanatics. Additionally, this person will provide internal remediation consulting on compliance frameworks, contribute to control development and modification, develop policy and assist in identifying technical risk within the Fanatics organization.
Our team members are given a great deal of autonomy in the pursuit of keeping Fanatics secure and a successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills and is expected to be comfortable and effective working independently and as part of a larger, highly distributed team. We're looking specifically for folks who can communicate broadly across different skill sets and set the pace to achieve organizational goals. Fanatics is a fast-growing company and our security program needs to be able to keep pace with that growth while not disrupting innovation.
Responsibilities:Support audit execution processes by:-Provide internal consultation to meet SOX requirements as well as governing IT General Controls-Assist in the annual SOX 404 financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping process identifying significant locations, business units, transaction cycles and critical processes and accounts ensuring an adequate scope and testing of the Company financial statements based on criteria defined each calendar period-Assist in the coordination of management SOX 404 process controls documentation and review controls to ensure adequate design and identification of key controls for assigned critical processes/accounts-Assist in the coordination and the completion of the annual SOX 404 Compliance Plan in compliance with required timelinesCoordinate with business owners to ensure controls are being properly designed and thought through when business or organization changes occur-Assist in performing SOX IT testing of design and operating effectiveness-Liaise with external auditors as required-Assist in ad hoc projects as requiredSupport the risk assessment processes by:-Identifying and documenting emerging risks-Providing input for compliance risk trends and issuesDirectly engage with external teams to ensure adherence to processesMentor fellow Fanatics personnel on best security practices through cross-functional work with multiple technical and non-technical teams
Requirements:-3+ years experience in leading SOX or ITGC audits-Proficiency in written and spoken English-Meticulous in detail and organization-Proactive and self-motivated, including a willingness to reach out to development teams and stakeholders to discuss highly technical issues-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills-Ability to approach problem solving in a constructive and collaborative way that does not require absolutes
Preferred Qualifications:-Bachelor's degree in an IT or accounting-related field strongly preferred-CISA, CIA, or similar certification strongly preferred-Strong understanding of GAAP preferred-Experience with cloud-based tools preferred-Experience in an Agile environment preferred-Ability to present findings and summaries of issues to senior management preferredTryouts 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. 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  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.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS: In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information.  We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.
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