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Who We Are
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), a nonprofit organization established by Congress, oversees the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers to protect investors and to further the public interest in the preparation of independent, accurate, and informative audit reports.
Our investor protection mission is focused on modernizing audit standards, enhancing audit inspections, and strengthening enforcement of PCAOB rules and standards and other related laws and rules. People are at the heart of our mission at the PCAOB. As we carry out that mission, we strive to uphold the highest standards in audit quality with investors’ families, savings, and futures in mind.
We are hiring mission-driven professionals interested in a career with purpose, competitive benefit offerings, and work-life flexibility. If you are interested in working with a diverse group of talented professionals to protect investors and drive audit quality and innovation while adhering to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct, join us.
What We Offer
At the PCAOB, we offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package with a focus on the health and financial well-being of our valued team members. Some of the features of our comprehensive Total Rewards package include:
- Hybrid work option – Staff can choose to live and work from anywhere within the United States but will be required to commute to their assigned office or location for occasional intentional gatherings or meetings at the frequency required by their supervisor. Travel to an assigned office or location for commuting purposes will not be considered reimbursable business travel, unless otherwise required by state law. Staff will be assigned to one of our offices or locations, including: Washington, DC (Headquarters); Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Tampa, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; and Houston, TX. Business travel is reimbursable in an amount not exceeding the cost to travel from the assigned office or location, unless otherwise required by state law.
- Compensation – We support transparency, equity, and fairness in our compensation programs and provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range, based on data-driven market analysis, for each job posting. While it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range, a reasonable estimate of the salary ranges are as follows: Atlanta, GA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Tampa, FL; Charlotte, NC; and Dallas, TX: $80,800 - $117,800. Houston, TX: $84,800 - $123,800. Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; and Philadelphia, PA: $88,900 - $129,600. Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC (Headquarters); and Boston, MA: $92,900 - $135,500. New York, NY: $101,000 - $147,300. San Francisco, CA: $105,000 - $153,100.
- Generous paid time off – Up to 6 weeks annually, in addition to 12 federal holidays, 2 floating holidays, and a year-end break from December 25 –29, 2023
- Highly competitive 401(k) match and savings options – Immediate vesting and contributions matched dollar for dollar, up to 7 percent of eligible compensation. Roth in-plan conversion available.
- Comprehensive and competitive health benefit offerings – Medical, dental, and vision plans
- Supportive paid family leave benefits – Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave and up to 16 weeks paid caregiver leave
- Life insurance benefits – Basic life and AD&D insurance provided; supplemental insurance also available
- Education benefits – Staff student loan repayment assistance, staff college tuition assistance, and college coach program support
- Well-being and family resources – Mental health and well-being resources, paid volunteer time, emergency child/adult dependent back-up care services, family-forming assistance, discounted gym memberships, employee assistance program (EAP), health advocate program, and more
- Commuter benefits – Tax-free employer subsidy and pretax employee deductions
The PCAOB has a full-time position for a Senior Registration Analyst in the Division of Registration and Inspections (the Division). The Division executes the Board’s registration and inspections authority under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“Act”). The Division processes, and makes recommendations to the Board, on applications from public accounting firms to register with the PCAOB. The Division also inspects registered public accounting firms in connection with the firms’ performance of audits, issuance of audit reports, and related matters involving issuers and broker-dealers audited by the registered firms. Audit professionals who join the PCAOB will directly contribute to the PCAOB's mission of protecting investors. This position works with and supports the goals and objectives of the Division and its Registration Team. This position requires a proactive person who thrives in a multi-faceted professional environment and works cooperatively and professionally with others.
- Perform detailed research and analyses with respect to registration applications and withdrawal requests received by the PCAOB, using LexisNexis, Edgar, and other legal and regulatory resources;
- Perform detailed reviews, analyses, and evaluations of information submitted by firms seeking to register or withdraw from registration with the PCAOB, including correspondence, documentation requested by the Board, and other materials and information;
- Perform analyses based on historical actions taken by the Board with respect to registration applicants and registered firms for purposes of consistently applying established policies regarding registration matters;
- Draft preliminary recommendations to the Board, within established timeframes, on registration applications and withdrawal requests based on requirements of the Act, and Board rules and policies;
- Work collaboratively with team members and other staff in the Division, and in other divisions, to obtain information needed for registration processes;
- Share information, data, and analyses with team members, staff in the Division, and in other divisions, as appropriate;
- Proactively respond to queries received on the Registration Helpline, including with respect to complex matters requiring knowledge of the Act, Board rules, and registration requirements;
- Provide oral and written guidance and information to U.S. and non-U.S. public accounting firms concerning registration with the PCAOB;
- Draft and maintain standardized registration templates to address routine queries and requests;
- Train others, as requested, on registration systems, processes, procedures, and templates;
- Coordinate with other divisions and teams concerning matters such as the publication of PCAOB website lists and information relevant to pending applications and withdrawal requests.
- Use registration systems to record data, process and track registration forms, and control public access to information submitted to the PCAOB in applications, reports and other forms;
- Maintain proficiency with respect to existing registration systems, including RASR and Remedy;
- Contribute to the implementation of new and upgraded registration systems, including providing feedback on the systems, performing user-testing as requested, and obtaining training in the operation and functionality of the systems;
- Provide declarations regarding registration matters, if required;
- Take a leading role in documenting registration processes related to applications and withdrawal requests, identifying areas for improvement in such processes, and maintaining current process documentation in SharePoint;
- Coordinate bi-weekly registration team meetings and agendas;
- Provide analyses and support to assist team leaders and others in the Division in matters related to registration activities;
- Organize and maintain confidential files supporting registration activities; and
- Perform other duties relating to registration and other matters, as assigned, including participating in ad-hoc projects as required.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible experience;
- Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, and Outlook applications;
- Knowledge of reporting, and regulatory requirements, including with respect to the Act and Board rules;
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate ideas clearly and articulately, in a constructive manner (both orally and in writing), and to listen and consider the ideas and views of others;
- Ability to take ownership for job responsibilities and assignments, and to complete these effectively and in a timely manner while demonstrating thoughtfulness, creativity, and good judgment in addressing matters as they arise;
- Demonstrates a high level of attention to detail during performance of assigned tasks and review of various inspection-related data;
- Demonstrates flexibility, agility, and the ability to manage competing priorities, while working in a fast paced environment;
- Possess exceptional time management, organization, and prioritization skills;
- Works independently and as a member of a team;
- Works cooperatively with others to accomplish team goals;
- Maintains standards of confidentiality with respect to all work-related matters and documents.
- CPA license beneficial, but not required;
- Ability to travel, if required.
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 and harassment 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.