: Director, Technical Accounting - Financial Services & Financial Instruments

Intro

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Summary

Facebook is seeking a seasoned Technical Accounting Director who can move fast and learn quickly to help solve technical accounting issues for emerging significant, non-routine, and unique transactions, on a wide-variety of topics including financial services related products and financial instruments. As a Director in our growing and dynamic Technical Accounting team at Facebook, this role requires an aptitude for thought leadership and will be responsible for leading high impact projects and supporting Facebooks multi-billion-dollar growth and strategic investments in disruptive technologies and initiatives. You will leverage your experience researching relevant technical guidance to identify key accounting issues and to recommend accounting and disclosure requirements for complex and non-routine transactions. Your ability to communicate concisely and effectively will inform all key stakeholders across leadership in Corporate Finance, Corporate Development, Treasury, Controllership, Global Energy and the broader Finance organization of the accounting and business implications of transactions, particularly those with limited or no accounting background. Your ability to partner, influence and lead change while evaluating multiple paths and problem-solving will be critical to success. You will also embrace ambiguity and Facebooks move fast culture by prioritizing responsibilities based on impact and transition well between various accounting topics, which may include areas such as: debt and equity transactions, investments, credit losses, financial instruments, derecognition of financial assets, supplier financing, derivatives and hedging including review of energy contracts, foreign currency matters, captive insurance, fair value measurement, variable interest entities (VIEs) and consolidation. You will also have external facing opportunities by participating in industry roundtables and/or participating in working groups to respond to proposed accounting pronouncements, rules and regulations.

Required Skills

  • Interpret U.S. GAAP accounting standards and SEC guidance to determine the accounting and financial reporting treatment for new, material, and/or complex, unusual transactions or agreements, including in the deal structuring phase, and partner with global Technical Accounting team to bridge to the related IFRS accounting standards
  • Prepare technical accounting memorandums for significant transactions and provide guidance to other members of the Technical Accounting team
  • Proactively partner and collaborate with various stakeholders including Corporate Finance, Corporate Development, Treasury, Controllership, Global Energy and other business stakeholders, external auditors, accounting standard setters and regulators to support the preparation and review of precedent setting accounting positions, policies, and financial statements
  • Provide insight to or participate in preparation of new or existing accounting policies with Accounting Policy Governance team based on evolving industry standards and best practices and drive changes in those areas
  • Monitor, understand and provide interpretation of new and proposed accounting pronouncements including areas related to accounting for financial instruments, derivatives and hedging, fair value measurement and any other financial service related matters
  • Actively participate or assist with external facing stakeholder activities such as industry roundtables and/or standard setting working groups
  • Identify training requirements of the business and facilitate on relevant accounting topics to Facebook personnel
  • Develop and mentor other Technical Accounting personnel
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Edward Fagin (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Edward Fagin
Engineering Manager

I'm an engineering manager on our real-time infrastructure team, and my team focuses on GraphQL Subscriptions — a component of the widely-used GraphQL open source query language for APIs — that makes it easier for engineers to build real-time features into their products. At Facebook, this framework powers a number of features that people use every day, including comment-typing indicators and streaming reactions on live videos.

At Facebook, you have the opportunity to contribute to an incredibly wide range of infrastructure projects. While our engineers have a variety of expertise, they share a passion for solving complex engineering challenges at scale. It's humbling to know that everything you work on can potentially impact more than two billion people around the world.

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Vaneeta Singh
Engineering Manager

We develop the network software for Facebook applications on iOS and Android platforms. This includes measuring and improving performance, reliability, security, and efficiency of network communication with Facebook servers. Getting the most out of a diverse set of worldwide mobile networks, and millions of handsets with a wide range of hardware capabilities is challenging as well as fun. All this while we play good citizens in these networks and are mindful of the device battery, storage, and data consumption.