- Mission-based organization.
- Work/life balance (40-50 hours/week).
- Work from home options (2 days a week when not traveling).
- 6 weeks’ vacation (1styear is 7 weeks).
- 401k w/ immediate vesting.
- Peer group of very talented professionals.
- No ‘up or out’ nor business development responsibilities (vs Big 4).
- Self-funded (not subject to Congressional funding games).
- Low Travel.
- 10 Holidays per year.
Client is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. Our Client also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection. As an Inspections Specialist you will have the opportunity to use your skills and experience in auditing to participate in a rigorous program of inspections of registered public accounting firms.
Minimum Education & Experience
- Current CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license required;
- Six to fifteen years of progressively responsibleexperience having attained the Senior Manager or Manager level in the audit of companies traded on the U.S. markets;
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting; MBA/Master's degree is a plus;
- Strong knowledge of Client standards, generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financialreporting standards;
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
- Ability to travel 25-35% of time (including some non-U.S. travel); and
- Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Inspecting portions of audit work papers to assess the degree of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules of the Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and professional standards in connection with the performance of audits, issuance of reports, and related matters involving issuers;
- Assessing the firms’ quality control structures and the related impact these structures have on audit quality;
- Meeting and interviewing firm personnel to (1) understand the firms’ quality control structures, (2) understand the audit approach to audit engagements, and (3) further develop and/or identify quality control and/or audit deficiencies;
- Gathering and organizing information to support identified inspection issues;
- Researching and consulting with others on technical issues;
- Communicating findings to firm personnel in meetings and in comment forms; and preparing comment forms and assisting with preparing inspectionreports.
- Enhance your technical skills through inspection activities and the ability to collaborate with highly skilled Inspection teams;
- Participate in inspection projects aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the Inspection program;
- Participate in the development and/or facilitation of training courses; and
- Participate in Our Client’s recruiting process.