FYI


 
The SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant is seeking up to five professional accounting fellows to help develop proposed securities rules, work with standard setters in accounting and auditing, and consult with filers on reporting matters. The fellowships are for two years beginning in summer or fall of 2008.

Three positions are in the Accounting Group; desired experience includes applying U.S. GAAP or International Financial Reporting Standards. A fourth position is in the International Group; desired experience includes IFRS or International Standards on Auditing. The fifth position is in the Professional Practice Group; desired experience includes internal control over financial reporting under section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Applications are due by Jan. 18. For information, call Bob Malhotra at 202-551-5305 or Jeff Ellis at 202-551-5329.

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