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Oscar M., Production Coordinator

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Hybrid Senior Accountant

Santa Ana, California

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Job ID R039402 Date posted Apr. 12, 2023 Category Finance Employment Type Regular

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 eight 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

Job Summary

Maintains integrity of accounting information and systems, in accordance with standards and rules under GAAP, as well as other regulating bodies.   Reconciles, analyzes and synthesizes financial data from business operations. Plays an active role in preparation of public financial statements, including balance sheet, income statements, SEC filings, Census reports and other regulatory reports. May evaluate or support the evaluation of company and regional profitability, efficiency and product performance.  May evaluate the effects of changes in accounting regulations on Company's financial statements and accounting controls. Executes accounting policy and procedures and participates in internal and external audits.

Essential Functions

  • Performs complex accounting activities to maintain complete and accurate general ledger. This includes researching, as necessary, new pronouncements for reporting. Review and identify trends or issues and the related sources to make recommendations for change.
  • Prepares journal entries and reconciles ledger accounts, and performs monthly and quarterly fluctuation analysis.
  • Interface and assists with internal and external audit
  • Leads special projects including process improvement initiatives
  • Plays key role in monthly and quarterly close process
  • Perform account analysis to assist with ensuring accurate financial reporting
  • Perform high level review of account balances.
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking by calling out assumptions and identifying root cause.
  • Identify errors and risks that could have a financial impact on the company’s financial statements in accordance with company policies, US GAAP and in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Communicate with multiple levels in the organization and escalate issues to appropriate management.
  • Plays key role in ensuring the Company’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports; ensures financial information has been recorded accurately

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge in the interpretation and application of accounting principles and practices under US GAAP. Knowledge of IFRS a plus.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office. Ability to query data using data extraction tools.
  • Large ERP Software experience, Oracle preferred.
  • Hyperion experience preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • MBA preferred

Typical Range of Experience

  • 4+ years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Prefer 2+ years of experience working with non-domestic based accounting teams.

License or Certification

  • CPA desired but not required

Salary Range: $66,000 - $88,400 annually

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting.  Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location


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.

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