Company: Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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us at the forefront of investor protection.
The PCAOB oversees the audits of public companies and
SEC-registered brokers and dealers in order to protect investors
and further the public interest in the preparation of informative,
accurate, and independent audit reports.
The PCAOB has a full time position for a Board Counsel at its
Washington, DC headquarters in support of one of the Board Members.
The Board Counsel advises the Board Member on matters that come
before the Board. The Board Counsel will work on a wide variety of
projects as assigned by the Board Member. The Board Counsel will
coordinate the activities of the office of the Board Member
including research and analysis, and communications. This role
requires a professional candidate with advanced skills in writing
and research who is willing to assume a wide range of
responsibilities and be able to work both independently and in a
This role requires a seasoned candidate that strives in a
creative, professional environment and exhibits the skills to
collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others
while maintaining the strictest confidence. The Board Counsel is an
at-will employee whose term of employment is tied to the Board
Member's term of service.
- Review, analyze and advise the Board Member on all matters that
come before the Board for decision, including; proposed auditing
standards; enforcement matters presented to the Board for action or
on appeal; proposed inspection reports, and other public reports
and guidance regarding PCAOB activities and recommendations
regarding international collaboration.
- Provides policy advice to assist the Board Member in the
development of positions.
- Collaborates with PCAOB Staff, international colleagues and
audit firm representatives in support of the Board Member
leadership and working group roles within in the International
Forum of Independent Audit Regulators.
- Monitor and research select topics and media coverage related
to the mission of the PCAOB (e.g. international audit oversight,
audit related public policy, etc.).
- Determines best practices and determines how to improve
- Prepare written documents that contain sophisticated analyses
and discussions of competing policy necessary for informed judgment
on the issues before the Board.
- Keep abreast of SEC, industry and other self regulator
organization initiatives, and develop and maintain strong working
relationships with SEC staff and other regulators.
- Create associations of trust and respect with key
- Compose and edit correspondence, speeches, reports, and
external publications dealing with issues or subject matters
affecting the PCAOB in ways that require considerable sensitivity,
discretion, judgment, and negotiation.
- Attend and speak at conferences and meetings on areas of
subject matter expertise.
- Plan and coordinate logistics and communications for
conferences and events.
- A Bachelor's degree, and law degree from an accredited law
school, admission to a bar, and substantial relevant legal
- Minimum of 15+ years prior relevant experience.
- Superior technical abilities, regulatory knowledge, and verbal
- Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to
convey complex information in a clear, concise, and accessible
- High degree of professional ethics and integrity;
- Public Policy and or regulatory experience preferred;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of
management, co-workers and external parties;
- General knowledge and/or interest in public
- Detail oriented with solid time-management, organization, and
- Professional demeanor, ability to handle confidential matters
with professionalism and discretion; and
- Self-starter with demonstrated ability to juggle priorities,
work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and be
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent
As we seek to accomplish our mission and implement our vision,
we expect integrity, pursue excellence, operate with effectiveness,
embrace collaboration, and demand accountability.
Equal Employment Opportunity
All PCAOB employees are entitled to equal opportunity and a
professional work environment, free of discrimination and
harassment. A workplace free of discrimination is fundamental to
professional success and to the PCAOB's mission. The PCAOB will
consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal
histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.
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