FASB Careers

Project Managers/Assistant Project Managers

The open positions that we are seeking to fill encompass the roles of Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers. A number of the openings require a generalist background, however, we are also looking to fill some specialty roles, which are noted below.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze technical issues and develop proposals to resolve the issues that consider the needs of users of financial statements, related GAAP and underlying concepts, and related implementation, practicability, and cost/benefit issues
  • Lead and manage projects by focusing on key issues, reaching out to constituents, and considering alternative views
  • Recommend solutions for accounting and reporting issues
  • Communicate about FASB projects to FASB Board members and FASB’s constituent organizations through articles, research reports, speeches, and presentations
  • Manage the decision-making process on the projects assigned.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • At least 5 years of technical accounting experience for our Assistant Project Manager positions and 10+ years of experience for our Project Manager positions
  • An understanding of U.S. GAAP (Accounting Standards Codification), plus an understanding of IFRS is preferred, but not required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management, organization, and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
     

Specialty Roles

Project Manager with an Insurance background
(In addition to the above general responsibilities and requirements, the following are specific to this position.)

Responsibilities
  • Manage the FASB’s Insurance Contracts technical project, through final phases, by focusing on key issues, including reaching out to constituents to receive and consider alternative views, including issuance of final accounting standards and subsequent accounting standard updates
Requirements
  • At least 12 years of technical accounting experience including business and/or public accounting experience in the insurance industry. (Strong background emphasis on the insurance industry, preferably experience in both life and property & casualty)
     
Assistant Project Manager—Pre-Agenda Research
(In addition to the above general responsibilities and requirements, the following are specific to this position.)

Responsibilities
  • Assist with international monitoring of projects undertaken by other standards-setters and work with GASB, IASB, and other standards setters, as appropriate
  • Assist with research associated with the agenda of the Emerging Issues Task Force
  • Assist with research on issues addressed by the implementation working groups established by the Board related to final standards on Revenue Recognition, Leases, and Insurance
  • Perform research on a variety of technical accounting issues and document research in memorandums
  • Attend meetings with internal and external stakeholders to discuss research projects
  • Assist in coordinating pre-agenda research activities and implementation groups
Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, which should include public accounting experience or a comparable role within industry or advisory services
  • Experience with public and nonpublic entities is essential
  • Technical accounting knowledge on multiple topics
  • Proven track record of researching and writing about technical accounting issues
  • Thorough knowledge of research methodology
  • Working knowledge of the conceptual framework
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP and IASB guidance
     

Contact Information

Qualified candidates that meet the requirements of this position should forward their resume, with cover letter and salary requirements to: Ginny Cintron, Personnel Manager, vicintron@f-a-f.org.