Job Overview


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit

This position is located in the Office of Enforcement, which serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other non-compliance issues. The forensic accountant will assist investigators and analysts in their work by, among other things, tracing movements of positions and cash through trading books and charts of accounts, analyzing and recreating market to market and P&L calculations, and evaluating position valuation methods and results. The position requires (1) knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the Commission's accounting regulations; (2) experience in the use of forensic accounting methods; (3) the ability to analyze and produce market to market and P&L valuations within the context of energy trading; (4) the ability to prepare accurate and logical reports and present sound recommendations.


  • Applies professional accounting principles, techniques, and theories to assist in investigations.
  • Prepares accurate, clear and logical reports and develops and presents sound recommendations on the accounting treatment regarding extremely complex  commodities trading matters.
  • Leads the development and maintenance  of forensic accounting analysis in the context of investigations.
  • Works independently and leads teams on a variety of extremely complex accounting and other financial issues.