The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's Academic Fellowship Program is designed to appoint outstanding researchers and academics to serve as Academic Fellows at the Washington, D.C., headquarters for terms of up to 12 months. Academic Fellows have been assigned to the Office of Research and Analysis.
Candidates must have a Ph.D and at least five years of postdoctoral experience conducting academic research and publishing in peer-reviewed publications.
The Office of Research and Analysis supports the oversight activities of the Board through a variety of programs. For example, the Office of Research and Analysis assists the Division of Registration and Inspections in identifying higher risk audits and audit areas, and provides risk and data analysis support in the inspection-planning process through proprietary databases and models. The Office of Research and Analysis also provides research and technical support to the PCAOB's other offices and divisions.
The PCAOB is interested in qualified individuals with an active interest in auditing and oversight matters. The Academic Fellow will undertake projects in support of both the Board's strategic plan and the Office of Research and Analysis' work plan. The Academic Fellow will be expected to provide analytical support and advice to the Office of Research and Analysis Director, departmental staff, and other PCAOB offices and divisions. Additionally, the Academic Fellow will be expected to develop innovative ideas and problem-solving concepts within the framework of responsibilities of the Office of Research and Analysis. Such projects may include research on accounting and auditing matters, risk-assessment research, and/or other research and work relating to PCAOB activities. Specific work assignments will be developed jointly by the Director of the Office of Research and Analysis (or any other departmental supervisor) and the Academic Fellow and will depend upon the current needs of the PCAOB and the interest and personal qualifications of the Academic Fellow. The Academic Fellow will have access to the resources available to PCAOB employees in the Office of Research and Analysis, subject to statutory confidentiality and ethics requirements.
Compensation for the Academic Fellow will typically be 12/9s of a professor's academic year salary (for a 12-month appointment) or a full-time salary for a non-academic, plus related benefits. Reasonable relocation expenses to and from Washington, D.C., will be reimbursed.