This position is in the Office of the Chief Accountant - Professional Practice Group located in Washington, DC.
The Office of the Chief Accountant is responsible for establishing and enforcing accounting and auditing policy to enhance the transparency and relevancy of financial reporting, and for improving the professional performance of public company auditors in order to ensure that financial statements used for investment decisions are presented fairly and have credibility.
Providing leadership to the organization staff in improving the processes and procedures that enhances the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the Professional Practice Group.
Allocating work assignments and resources to enable staff to build and maintain relevant subject matter expertise in topical areas with respect to auditing and internal controls over financial reporting.
Providing oversight and technical leadership in performance of audits that are referred to the Office of the Chief Accountant and processes related to oversight of the PCAOB.
Providing direction and expertise in developing communication strategies and content for the Professional Practice Group.
Serving as an agency expert for cases involving unusual or controversial auditing matters.
Establishing and maintaining effective contacts with staff and management within and outside of the SEC for the purpose of achieving work objectives, resolving problems, or exchanging information.
Assists the Deputy Chief Accountant in the oversight of the PCAOB to include providing views to the Chief Accountant on the development of Auditing Standards, understanding the inspection programs of the PCAOB and review of the annual budgets.
You must be a US Citizen.
Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR
Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge.
SK-17: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-14 level. Specialized experience includes all of the following: 1) providing advice in financial reporting matters to other Divisions and Offices in the SEC; 2) acting as liaison to internal and external stakeholders regarding accounting and auditing guidance, internal controls over financial reporting, and auditing standard setting; 3) preparing, analyzing and interpreting accounting data, records, and reports; 4) developing policies, procedures, and processes related to group operations; and 5) leading a team of professionals who advise on, administer, or perform accounting work.
Internal Number: 20-ES-10916217-BS
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