Careers at the PCAOB 

The PCAOB hires experienced and driven professionals who want to work with great teams, supporting our mission to protect investors. Our employees are encouraged to advance their skills and careers while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

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Our Vision

The PCAOB seeks to be a model regulatory organization. Using innovative and cost-effective tools, the PCAOB aims to improve audit quality, reduce the risks of auditing failures in the U.S. public securities market and promote public trust in both the financial reporting process and auditing profession.

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A PCAOB inspector makes a direct impact on driving improvements in audit quality at PCAOB-registered accounting firms. If you have a passion for auditing, like working in a team environment, and are open to travel, the PCAOB Inspections team may be right for you.

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The PCAOB Enforcement team of  accountants and attorneys carry out the Board’s disciplinary authority to protect investors when auditors run afoul of their professional obligations. It investigates possible violations and, when appropriate, seeks sanctions against auditors.  

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Economic and Risk Analysis

The PCAOB employs economists, researchers, and analysts to support PCAOB oversight activities.  Economic research staff and fellows generate high quality working papers that are disseminated to stimulate discussion and critical comment to benefit the public.

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Our standards group prides itself on the impact its work has on the entire auditing profession – affecting how every public company and broker-dealer audit is carried out.  They are considered thought leaders in the auditing profession, and interact with the SEC and other government, business and firm leaders.

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"We recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to creating an environment where all individuals are valued and recognized for their contributions. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing team."

- Shefali Simlote, Inspections Specialist, Division of Registration and Inspections


  • 401(k) match – With immediate vesting, your contribution is matched dollar for dollar, up to 7 percent of your salary
  • Paid time off – We offer up to six weeks annually
  • Competitive health coverage – Medical, vision, dental
  • Commuter benefits – Tax-free employer subsidy and pretax employee deductions 
  • Work-life balance – Flexibility to balance work and home life

Featured Jobs

Title Division / Office Location

Fall 2018 Intern to Board Member J. Brown

Board and Executive Staff 

Washington, DC

Inspections Specialist - San Mateo Division of Registration and Inspections San Mateo, CA
Chief Information Security Officer Board and Executive Staff Washington, DC
Director, Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance Office of Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance Washington, DC
Analyst - Funding Operations Finance  Washington, DC

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