Statutory Compliance Senior Accountant

Date:  Sep 11, 2023

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 Position Summary

The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for compliance and statutory leadership and guidance with GAAP, monthly internal compliance, annual external audit reporting, and external international audit. This individual will work with several departments within the Lids Group as well as with external audit firms and partners.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage internal and external annual audits from planning to completion
  • Oversight of schedules and reports provided by Hat World teams are prepared in accordance with GAAP and audit controls in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with US and international external audit teams to deliver PBC schedules for all entities
  • Represent Accounting and Controls with key business partners through effective communication with Payroll, AP, AR, FP&A and Accounting teams.
  • Responsible to prepare and track monthly action plan to see the proper steps are taken in response to audit findings
  • Preparation of schedules and reports for submission related to applicable internal monthly compliance
  • Delegating and overseeing work, assisting with developing the team and dealing with various aspects of people management
  • Support finance and accounting teams in case of issues, escalations, accounting adjustments
  • Lead and support audit process improvement
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects as they arise

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Professional experience ideally with technical accounting and audit controls
  • Public accounting experience a plus
  • Ability to think in an analytical manner
  • Ability to process large amounts of data with high attention to detail
  • Exceptional Excel skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Prioritization and time management to balance multiple projects efficiently and on time
  • Professional communication with external audit teams and staff
  • Strong teamwork mindset
  • Experience with Microsoft D365 a plus

In Order to be Successful in this Role

  • Desired prior work environment experience (fast paced), audit/public accounting, proficiency in processes, positive mindset, great work ethic, excellent communicator, and adeptness in Excel.

Physical/Travel Requirements

  • To perform the essential functions of this job, an employee must be able to meet the following physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle; or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception
  • This position requires less than 10% travel


Bachelor's Level Degree in Accounting or Business

Reports To

  • Accounting 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: 15724 

Location: Corporate Office 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis