Job Overview


Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

·        Paid dental insurance and vision insurance.

·        Increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.

·        Mass transportation subsidy up to $245 per month.

·        Telework Opportunities

·        Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program

The Division of Trading and Markets establishes and maintains standards for fair, orderly, and efficient markets. It regulates the major securities market participants, including broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations (such as stock exchanges, FINRA, and clearing agencies), and transfer agents.

 These positions are located in the Division of Trading and Markets, Office of Broker-Dealer Finances and Office of Clearance and Settlement.


Salary Range

SK-12: $81,225 - $135,513 (DC); $85,488-$142,626 (NY)

SK-13: $96,590-$161,141 (DC); $101,660 - $169,599 (NY)


The Staff Accountants will:

·     Provide technical advice and assistance in areas of accounting and/or risk management principles and standards.

·     Perform complex and difficult assignments supporting the Trading and Markets program's accounting activities and operations, which may include: conducting on-site testing projects on new or complex products; analyzing unique accounting issues and financing structures; conducting broad examinations; reviewing the regulatory capital treatment of complex products; monitoring financial risk exposure; advising on risk governance implications; assessing independent risk control functions; reviewing disclosure documents; evaluating accounting data requirements for agency programs; conducting discussions on financial performance; or developing recommendations and reports.

·     Participate in the development of policies or procedures to implement new capital or risk management requirements. 

·     Respond to questions and inquiries on matters of accounting procedure or policy relative to the Trading and Markets program activities from agency staff, securities industry staff, other federal agencies, and the public.

·     Represent the agency in meetings, conferences, and in public forums.