SEC seeks professional accounting fellow applicants

The positions will begin in the summer or fall of 2019.

The SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) is accepting applications for Professional Accounting Fellow (PAF) positions that will begin in the summer or fall of 2019. The PAF program, which began in 1972, is designed to provide participating fellows with opportunities for public service, personal development, and career advancement. During the fellowship's two-year term, successful candidates may lead and participate in teams assigned to study and develop rule proposals under federal securities laws; liaise with accounting, auditing, and other professional standard-setting bodies; and consult with public companies and auditors on accounting, auditing, and reporting matters.

OCA seeks candidates who can draw upon their significant experience in auditing the financial statements of, consulting with, or working for public companies as further described in its announcement. The announcement also includes further information about candidate eligibility and the application requirements for these positions. The announcement is available on OCA's homepage on the SEC's website at sec.gov.

Inquiries about the PAF program may be addressed to Louis Collins (202-551-4082 or collinslo@sec.gov) or Jamie Davis (202-551-7992 or ­davisjam@sec.gov) in the Office of the Chief Accountant.

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