Senior Manager, Technical Accounting at Fair

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Fair is seeking a self-motivated individual with 8 – 10 years of experience in corporate technical accounting, public accounting or a combination of the two for the full-time position of Senior Manager, Technical Accounting. The Senior Manager of Technical Accounting is a highly visible position regraded as a technical expert, actively involved in leading or participating in initiatives that support Fair’s business strategy. Such initiatives include assisting in the redesign or strengthening of accounting policies and processes that contribute to more efficient growth and operational effectiveness. 


  • Develop and disseminate technical accounting guidance and clearly and logically document the results of research and complex analyses and related conclusion;
  • Provide transaction-oriented accounting and reporting assistance;
  • Ensure the proper application of U.S. GAAP and assisting the financial reporting team with the preparation of financial reports and disclosures;
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with business and finance leaders to understand current and on-going business negotiations or key contract terms and conduct research and evaluate the accounting treatment for proposed business transactions;
  • Journaling and operationalization of complex transactions;
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of new accounting standards and accounting policies;
  • Develop and deliver corporate-wide finance and accounting training;
  • Participate in due diligence with regard to mergers and acquisitions;
  • Provide accounting guidance to Treasury team with respect to debt, equity and derivative transactions;
  • Responsible for implementation and maintenance of internal controls over Technical Accounting 
  • Anticipate and identify complex accounting issues, provide conclusions or alternative solutions, and work closely with supervisor and external auditors in resolving issues timely;
  • Engage and collaborate with external advisors or consultants on complex or highly subjective financial reporting elements;

Required Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years of experience including public accounting experience at the manager/senior manager level 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA required.
  • Expert knowledge of U.S. GAAP; an in-depth knowledge of Automotive Finance-specific accounting preferred
  • Should be well versed in the application of GAAP, with experience relating to such areas as: business combinations, revenue recognition, lease accounting, asset impairments, stock-based compensation, segment reporting, and debt accounting.
  • Demonstrates expertise in appropriate accounting treatment and reporting policies of routine and complex transactions
  • Able to consistently make decisions in a timely manner based on the best available information and under tight deadlines and pressure 
  • Comfortable challenging organizational norms and accepted thinking to improve effectiveness
  • Team player that has the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to all levels of management in a non-technical manner
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and manage such projects to a timely and successful completion.
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An Insider's view of Fair

What are some social events your company does?

Fair thrives on creating an engaging culture and we do this by hosting monthly "Happy Hours" and this past year, we hosted a "Wellness Week" during Mental Health Awareness Month.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful team members listen intently to our customers, use their creativity and “native geniuses” to solve problems, and work together to improve the customer experience. Success comes in the form of growth and development opportunities, merit raises, and a sense of purpose and accomplishment in serving our customers.


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What is your vision for the company?

My vision is to make Fair the leading marketplace for transacting on and financing a used car – and one of the primary ways that people access personal mobility globally. We’ll do this by delivering our customers real savings and a trusted transaction experience – and by acting as a true partner throughout the time they drive with us.



What are Fair Perks + Benefits

Fair Benefits Overview

Our name pretty much says it all. It’s our culture. It’s the way we treat our customers, our network of dealers and our fast-growing family of employees. We believe in hard work, and we believe hard work should be rewarded. That’s why we offer equity incentives, 100% coverage of medical, vision and dental premiums for employees and their families, 100% paid parental leave for up to 4 months, 401(k) retirement plan and a remote work stipend for every employee. The way we see it, better to be more than fair than not to live up to our name.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
100% coverage for employees, including their spouse/domestic partner and children.
Vision Benefits
100% coverage for our employees, including their spouse/domestic partner and children.
Health Insurance Benefits
100% coverage for our employees, including their spouse/domestic partner and children.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We offer unlimited PTO for regular, full-time employees.
Generous PTO
We offer 3 weeks vacation for hourly, full-time employees.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
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Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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