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Hybrid Senior Accountant

Santa Ana, California

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Job ID R043839 Date posted Mar. 26, 2024 Category Finance Employment Type Full Time

Who We Are

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 www.careers.firstam.com.

What We Do

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, DOI 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.

What You'll Do

  • 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.
  • Leads special projects including process improvement initiatives.
  • Plays key role in monthly and quarterly close process, especially with international subsidiaries.
  • Review IFRS to GAAP adjustments.
  • Perform high level review of account balances including monthly and quarterly flux analysis.
  • 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.
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports; ensures financial information has been recorded accurately.

Job Complexities

  • Performs a variety of tasks that are highly complex with large company, multiple locations in a global environment, including different basis of accounting.
  • Influences department processes and procedures.
  • Assignments are broad and complex in nature, usually requiring significant originality and ingenuity. Has significant latitude for un-reviewed actions or decisions.
  • Act in an advisory capacity, making recommendations which have an important bearing on the conduct of the organization’s business
  • Uses professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways.
  • Unidentified errors could have a business and/or financial impact.

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.
  • 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.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting

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

Pay Range: $70,000-$97,000

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

What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

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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