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Brian D. Powell

Ernst & Young LLP
Executive Director - Financial Accounting Advisory Services
San Francisco, CA, USA


  • Brian is an Executive Director in the Financial Accounting Advisory Services Practice (FAAS).
  • Brian began his career at Ernst & Young in 1999 and has spent over seventeen years advising companies on finance and accounting matters. Brian is located in the San Francisco, California office.
  • Education/Background – Brian received his B.S in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Cal State Fullerton in 1999.Brian received an MBA from both U.C. Berkeley and Columbia business schools through a joint program in 2010. Brian is a CPA in California. Brian has passed level 1 of the CFA exam.


  • Subject matter resource in transaction and transformational based accounting issues, such as business combinations, consolidation, earnings per share, foreign currency and stock compensation, including reporting.
  • Subject matter resource on the accounting for financialinstruments including, structured finance, derivatives, debt, equity linked instruments (such as accelerated stock repurchases), preferred shares, commodity contracts and other financial instruments.

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