Senior Officer - Deputy Chief Accountant
This position is in the Office of the Chief Accountant, International Group located in Washington, DC.
The International Group provides advice to the Chief Accountant on international accounting and auditing issues and works with the Accounting and Professional Practice groups to provide both governance and technical input to international accounting, auditing, and regulatory organizations that also promote the development of credible financial reporting information.
The International group works closely with the Chief Accountant to support the Chief Accountant's role as the Co-Chair of the Monitoring Group. As one of three Deputy Chief Accountants of the Commission, the incumbent shares the duties of the Chief Accountant; the scope of his/her duties can encompass all functions and operations of the Office. The specific matters handled by the Deputy Chief Accountants vary over time, according to the kinds of issues encountered and the priority established by the Chief Accountant, Chairman and/or the Commission.
Typical Duties Include:
- Serving as Deputy Chief Accountant of the International work and providing advice to the Chief Accountant on international auditing and accounting issues and working with the Accounting and Professional Practice groups to provide both governance and technical input to international accounting, auditing, and regulatory organizations that also promote the development of credible financial reporting information.
- Assisting the Chief Accountant in his role as the Co-Chair of the Monitoring Group, a group of international organizations committed to advancing the public interest in areas related to international audit standard setting and audit quality
- Giving professional guidance on international accounting and international auditing standards. Advising on implementation questions associated with such matters
- Providing recommendations to the Chief Accountant concerning a myriad of international issues, including supporting OCA's work with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
- Building and maintaining new subject matter expertise for international accounting and auditing developments
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing, of which no more than 6 semester hours/9 quarter hours were in business law.
- Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
- 24 semester hours/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester hours/9 quarter hours of business law;
- A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
- Completion of the requirements for a bachelor's degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but less than the required 24 semester hours/36 quarter hours, AND (1) have successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, AND (2) a panel of professional accountants or auditors have determined that accounting/auditing knowledge is comparable to that associated with a 4-year course of study, AND (3) have education, training, and experience fully meeting the requirements of the position except for the 24 semester hours/36 quarter hours in accounting and/or auditing.
Minimum Qualification Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement:
SO-01: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-14 level:(1) developing accounting policy for an organization related to the securities industry and (2) serving as a senior accounting adviser, providing program direction, technical leadership and oversight to the activities of the accounting and auditing phases of a program.