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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.
Brian D. Powell is associated with the following items:
SECI Live Seminars  SECI Live Seminars 34th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum, Monday, December 03, 2018, San Francisco, CA

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