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PCAOB Solicits Candidates for the 2011-2012 Academic Fellowship Program

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced today that it is soliciting candidates for its Academic Fellowship Program for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Board is seeking an experienced accounting researcher and academic with an active interest in auditing and regulatory oversight matters. The Academic Fellow will serve at PCAOB headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a term of up to 12 months.

"The Board launched the Academic Fellow program earlier this year to strengthen its ties with the academic community. That effort has been very successful, and I am confident that we will be able to recruit another talented Fellow to serve in the Office of Research and Analysis during the 2011-2012 academic year," said Daniel L. Goelzer, Acting PCAOB Chairman.

The Office of Research and Analysis identifies and analyzes emerging accounting and auditing issues, and other risk areas that may contribute to audit failures.

The Academic Fellow provides analytical support and expertise to the Office of Research and Analysis as well as other offices. Specific work assignments depend upon current needs of the PCAOB as well as the Academic Fellow's interests and personal qualifications.

A description of the Academic Fellowship Program, information on how to apply, and Frequently Asked Questions about the program can be found at right under "Related Information."

Applications are due by Jan. 15, 2011.