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    This Chief Counsel position is in the Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) located in Washington, DC.

    The Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) is responsible for accounting and auditing matters arising in the Commission's administration of the federal securities laws, particularly with respect to accounting policy determinations, the form and content of financial statements to be filed with the Commission, and internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) matters.

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    The Chief Accountant is the principal adviser to the Commission on matters related to accounting and auditing.

    Typical duties include:

    • Providing legal counsel and advice in support of all OCA activities, including those of the Chief Accountant, the Accounting Group, the Professional Practice Group, and the International Group (all of whom are staffed by accountants and not attorneys);
    • Managing rulemaking responsibility for OCA, both within OCA and review of rulemaking from other divisions and offices;
    • Serving as the principal liaison to the Division of Enforcement on all enforcement matters regarding accounting, auditing, internal accounting controls, and accountants, including consultations in investigations, action memo review, and providing advice to the Commission;
    • Providing governance oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and Public Company Accounting Standards Board, including administering Commission procedures involving member appointments to both bodies, and Commission oversight of the statutorily required accounting support fees used to fund both bodies.
    • Overseeing the administration of the Commission's Rule 102(e) Program with respect to accountants, including formulating recommendations to the Commission on accountant suspensions and processing of reinstatement applications;
    • Serving as the liaison to the 55 State/Territory State Boards of Accountancy, involving notifications of enforcement actions to relevant boards, inquiries regarding licensure and disciplinary status, and resource for communications to the SEC.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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