Senior Accounting Manager, Fandom

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Expert level
Remote in UK
Fandom

Fan platform for entertainment and gaming

Job no longer available

Fandom

Fan platform for entertainment and gaming

501-1000 employees

B2CPublishingContentEntertainmentDigital MediaCommunity

Job no longer available

Salary not provided

+ Stock Options

Expert level
Remote in UK

501-1000 employees

B2CPublishingContentEntertainmentDigital MediaCommunity

Company mission

To understand, inform, entertain and celebrate fans by building the best entertainment and gaming communities, services and experiences.

Role

Who you are

  • Experience managing audits, and financial-related vendor relationships required
  • Experience in ecommerce a plus
  • Experience managing financial software a plus
  • Experience with either IFRS / US GAAP a plus
  • Experience with financial statement consolidation a plus
  • Experience with global indirect tax compliance a plus
  • CMA or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's degree or higher required
  • 10+ years experience, including at least 4 in management positions required
  • Collaborative mindset
  • An analytical mindset focused on efficiency and innovative solutions, complemented by a natural attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate calmly, clearly and compassionately
  • An understanding of metrics and data-driven decision making
  • The capacity to balance strategy with execution, through thoughtful organization and prioritization
  • A strong desire to build relationships across the company and lead/motivate people
  • The self-motivation to drive positive change in the accounting function and build cross-departmental relationships

What the job involves

  • Fandom is growing! Our Sr Manager Accounting opportunity is based in UK and reports to our Director Finance
  • This is a Manager level position responsible for all of the company’s financial and administration operations in the United Kingdom
  • As a member of the management team, this position will help shape the company’s overall vision and business plans, and assist the rest of the management team in any way to ensure that the company successfully executes its plans as it relates to Focus Multimedia Ltd and Fandom-UK, Ltd. operating units
  • Provide overall leadership in Financial matters of Fandom’s UK subsidiaries, including budgeting, planning, systems integration and reporting
  • Ensure financial and regulatory compliance (stat audits, corporate and indirect tax filings, business filings, etc) for two UK entities
  • Manage 2 accounting staff members. Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
  • Oversight of books and records in accordance with GAAP policies and procedures, including the administration and configuration of underlying financial reporting software. Maintain the General Ledger for all UK subsidiaries
  • Design and implement procedures and processes over financial reporting that meet audit standards, improve efficiency, and meet the goals of the organization
  • Support US consolidated needs with respect to financial data integrity, and financial data reporting, and global compliance
  • Work cross functionally to assist with budgeting, financial reporting and other business needs
  • Perform monthly closing process
  • Analyze and reconcile monthly general ledger accounts to supporting documentation
  • Maintain the fixed asset ledger – identifying those assets owned by the company and those collateralized by lease lines and other bank financing
  • Budgeting & Planning - Assist in the preparation of and monitor the company’s actual performance against the current budget and business plan
  • Treasury - Maintain the cash records for all UK subsidiaries, reconcile all cash accounts with bank provided information, including credit card transactions with reports from those agencies
  • Revenue – Ensure timely billing and invoicing of all revenue and proper accounting treatment as for all UK subsidiaries policy on revenue recognition
  • Contracts management – Review contracts with vendors. Ensure consistency and compliance with company policies
  • Reporting and tax compliance - Insure timely reporting of monthly financial information to the parent company. Ensure timely reporting of all taxes with the appropriate authorities

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Fandoms are on the rise, with companies and cultural brands recognizing the lucrative potential of increased fan engagement and increasingly courting audiences with additional content. Fandom (previously Wikia) is a company leveraging this trend by providing a mainstream multi-platform home for the rise of fan-targeted content and experiences through a multi-property, multimedia business.

Fandom has more than 350 million monthly active users and 250,000 wiki communities. Its advertising revenue model, in an industry defined by internet participation and loyal engagement, has been an astute move from the start and has helped propel it to a leading position, as have a spate of multimedia and media asset acquisitions since 2018.

New features long requested by the community rolled out in 2022, including Interactive Wiki Maps and Fandom Trivia. Fandom is still working on evolving map tools and implementing further new features, such as custom map markers and more. This will provide its community with more immersive opportunities for fan exploration, with the company aiming to attract new users to continue its growth.

Insights

Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-3% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Jun 2018

$106.4m

SERIES E

Aug 2014

$15m

SERIES D

Total funding: $161.4m

Company benefits

  • Robust health plans
  • Flexible time off
  • Retirement programs including 401k match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Learning resources
  • Paid volunteer time

Company values

  • We serve a global community
  • We build experiences
  • We bring joy

Company HQ

Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Founders

Jimmy Wales

(Co-founder & Owner)

Founded Wikipedia. Was Executive Chairman at The People's Operator. Has been a Board Member of the Wikimedia Foundation for over 18 years. Is the Founder & CEO of WikiTribune.

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