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Senior Manager - Corporate Accounting

Company: First American Financial Corporation
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company SummaryJoin 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 SummaryThe Sr. Manager will be part of the Corporate Accounting team supporting the Company's research, implementation and monitoring of accounting policies and procedure in accordance with GAAP related to mergers & acquisitions and associated integration and our debt and equity investment portfolio. This Sr. Manager will work closely with the 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--- Subject matter expert of complex accounting areas, such as business combinations, consolidation, revenue recognition, leases, and debt and equity investments.--- Lead and participate accounting due diligence and purchase accounting 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.--- Lead, mentor, and motivate a team of direct and indirect report accounting professionals.Job Complexities--- Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors--- Exercises considerable judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results--- On a regular basis, initiates corrective action needed to resolve complex, critical issues--- Strategic and analytical thinking with keen attention to details and ability to articulate complex accounting transactions in a simple way.Supervision Received or Extended--- Responsible for managing direct and indirect tasks that impacts other departments.--- Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations' achievement of objectives.Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used--- Performs and/or reviews complex accounting research and analysis.--- Identifies and manages the implementation of new accounting guidance across the company--- In-depth knowledge of GAAP concepts and how to apply them--- Ability to research, create and apply accounting conceptsTypical Education--- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experienceTypical Range of Experience--- 5+ years progressive management experience--- 4+ years of public accounting experienceLicense or Certification--- Active CPA license required#LI-JQ1#TCORPTLFirst 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, Santa Ana , Senior Manager - Corporate Accounting, Executive , Santa Ana, California

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