Inspections Associate - General (PCK644-359) San Francisco, California
Our Mission The PCAOB 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. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection. Job Description The PCAOB has full-time, regular positions for Inspections Associates in the Division of Registration and Inspections for all office locations which are listed on our website. Audit professionals who join the PCAOB will directly contribute to the PCAOB’s mission of protecting investors. We have openings in the following locations: Atlanta GA, Boston Ma, Charlotte NC, Chicago IL, Dallas (Irving) TX, Denver CO, Detroit MI, Houston TX, Los Angeles CA, New York NY, Orange County (Irvine) CA, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco (San Mateo) CA, Southern Florida (FT Lauderdale), Tampa FL and Washington DC. Responsibilities As an Inspections Associate 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 including assisting other inspection team members with: • Inspecting portions of audit workpapers to assess the degree of compliance with the Act, the rules of the Board, the Commission, or 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; • Interviewing firm personnel to (1) understand 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 technical issues; • Drafting comment forms; and • Communicating findings to firm personnel in meetings. As an Inspections Associate, you will also be able to: • 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.