Senior Accountant

Date:  Nov 16, 2022

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Our Company

Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Operating out of Indianapolis, IN, our retail stores offer officially licensed headwear and apparel from collegiate and professional sports teams, plus top brands like Nike, New Era, Adidas, and Mitchell & Ness.

We currently operate 1,200+ locations domestically and 50+ internationally, including specialty concept stores for the NBA, NHL, Paris Saint-Germain, and numerous MLB teams. In recent years, Lids has built partnerships with iconic global brands including Marvel, Playboy, and the Harlem Globetrotters, and gained ambassadors like Justin Jefferson, Quavo, and Josephine Skriver – creating a community for both sports fans and fashion lovers.

The company is currently expanding with the goal of becoming the largest licensed brick-and-mortar sports retailer across the globe.

General Description

The Senior Accountant is a key member of the finance department that reports to the FP&A Manager and is responsible for the preparation of our financial statements and ensuring they are in compliance with GAAP and other statutory requirements. This is a challenging, highly visible role that requires problem solving and the ability to work cross functionally and with external parties.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform monthly close activities, such as prepare journal entries, roll-forwards, and reconciliations of GL accounts and maintain accurate supporting documentation
  • Help prepare monthly & annual financial statements for executive level reporting package
  • Prepare statutory reporting for international entities
  • Assist and support annual financial statement audit as well as statutory audits to ensure compliance
  • Analyze financial statements and perform variance analysis at consolidated level and individual business units
  • Perform other accounting duties and special projects as assigned by finance manager/ senior director
  • Support on the identification, project planning, and implementation of process improvements relating to month end tasks and reporting within accounting/ERP system
  • Work with cross functional teams and various departments to ensure proper accounting treatment
  • Develop and document accounting processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 2+ years of experience in an accounting, finance, audit, or tax function; CPA is a plus but not required
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel; prior experience with financial reporting systems a plus (Preferred: D365)
  • Thorough understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a plus
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and accounting skills
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized

Additional Job Required Knowledge & Skills

In order to be successful in this role, we need someone who is:

  • Intellectually curious and interested in understanding the impact and the “why” relating to different entries and reporting functions
  • Proficient in working in cross functional data sets and identifying trends / anomalies against expectations
  • An excellent communicator and a great team player
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance on some deliverables
  • Excited about working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to drive change


Bachelor's Level Degree in Accounting or Finance

Reports To

  • FP&A Supervisor, FP&A Manager, or FP&A Senior Manager



EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

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Req ID: 12726 

Location: Corporate Office 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis