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Director of Accounting - Hybrid

Company: First American Financial Corporation
Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Company Summary Join a team that puts its People First Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For-- list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com. The Director of Accounting will be part of the Corporate Accounting team supporting the Company---s mergers and acquisitions projects and strategic initiatives. This Director will work closely with the Mergers and Acquisitions team and key stakeholders to oversee the accounting due diligence and post-close integration of acquisitions. This role also oversees the implementation of new accounting standards, provides guidance for complex and non-routine accounting matters, and manages the Company---s accounting policies with a focus on enhancing current processes. Essential Functions: Lead accounting due diligence, purchase accounting and valuation analysis for acquisitions. Oversee the accounting transition and integration of acquisitions. Lead and participate in implementation of strategic initiatives and provide thought leadership on complex and non-routine accounting matters to business partners. Ability to work cross-functionally and foster strong working relationships with key stakeholders to assist with transition and integration activities from strategic initiatives. Subject matter expert of complex accounting areas, such as business combinations, consolidation, revenue recognition, leases, and debt and equity investments. Job Complexities Works on highly complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires significant originality and an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Strong financial acumen with in-depth understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the ability to apply relevant guidance to complex accounting topics. Supervision Received or Extended Responsible for a team that impacts other departments. Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations--- achievement of objectives. Typically has a minimum of 2-4 mid to high level exempt direct reports. Typical Education Bachelor---s degree in accounting or related field Typical Range of Experience 8 years progressive management experience 5 years of public accounting experience License or Certification CPA license required LI-JQ1 TCORPTL First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

Keywords: First American Financial Corporation, Fountain Valley , Director of Accounting - Hybrid, Executive , Fountain Valley, California

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