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Organization and Background

Established in 1972, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) is the independent, private-sector, not-for-profit organization based in Norwalk, Connecticut responsible for the oversight, administration, financing, and appointment of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

The FASB and GASB establish and improve financial accounting and reporting standards—known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP—for public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments in the United States.

The FAF directs the effective, efficient, and appropriate stewardship of the FASB and GASB in carrying out their missions; selects and appoints FASB and GASB members and their advisory councils; oversees the Boards’ activities and due process; and promotes and protects the independence of the Boards.

Great People, Great Opportunities, Important Work

The Importance of Diversity

The remarkable growth of the accounting profession in the past forty years ranks as one of the most dramatic occupational success stories in modern business history.

While the accounting profession is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020, applications by minorities to accounting programs at colleges and universities actually are declining. This is occurring while the number of minority-owned businesses is projected to skyrocket.

Caucasians still hold approximately 75 percent of the professional positions in accounting, and 90 percent of the partnerships.

Women comprise only 21% of partners at firms although they are 45% of all accounting employees at firms. Further only, 15.8% women of color earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting in 2011-2012 school year.

It is up to all of us in the profession to work together to address this critical issue—diversifying the talent pipeline.

Teresa S. Polley presents keynote address at the 23rd Annual Stern Women In Business Conference at New York University.
Teresa S. Polley interviews with Accounting Today: FAF Diversity Initiative.
Teresa S. Polley discusses some of the challenges women face in the financial services industry.


Fellowship and Postgraduate Technical Assistant Programs

FASB Fellowship Programs

FASB Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program

GASB Practice Fellow Program

GASB Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program

Postgraduate Technical Assistant Inside Look

Total Rewards Summary

The FAF offers a comprehensive benefits package with many choices for the employee.

The benefits package includes:

Health and welfare:

Eligibility for the following benefits is first day of employment.
  • Medical w/prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • FSA/HSA
  • Life insurance and AD&D
  • 403b w/Employer Contribution
  • Summer Hours
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
Additional Company Benefits:

Eligibility for the following benefits varies by benefit:
  • Short term disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Unlimited Sick Time
  • Parental Leave
  • Flexible Work Environment
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Multiple On-site Amenities:
  • Starbucks
  • Multi cafeterias
  • Shoe Shine
  • Car Wash
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Commuter Shuttle
  • Gym
The list above is a summary of the current benefits offered at the FAF. The FAF Management reserves the right to change the listed benefits at any time. Please inquire with HR for a comprehensive outline of the current benefit package.