- International Policy Analyst, USA

International Policy Analyst
Requisition Number 17-0106
Post Date 11/10/2017
Division Office of International Affairs
PT/FT Full Time
City Washington, DC
State DC

Our Mission

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a private-sector, non-profit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports.

Job Description

The International Policy Analyst performs a wide range of economic, legal and political research and analysis for use by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in the formulation of policies and strategies that will assist the Board in implementing its statutorily-mandated oversight of registered non-U.S. firms. The International Policy Analyst will also assist OIA in developing and maintaining good working relationships and cooperative arrangements where appropriate with relevant foreign regulators to facilitate the PCAOB’s oversight of non-U.S. firms.


As assigned, track international regulatory, policy and political developments in particular jurisdictions with respect to auditing and accounting standards, financial and securities regulatory matters, corporate governance, enforcement matters and capital markets;
Act as a liaison between OIA and others within and outside of the PCAOB in the preparation of international meetings;
Assist OIA in planning, organizing and conducting the PCAOB’s annual International Institute on Audit Regulation;
Assist OIA to prepare for calls and meetings related to the international mission of the Board, including the Board’s participation in the International Forum for Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR). Preparation includes managing the assembly and organization of relevant documents, tracking action items, and helping to ensure consistency in communications;
Organize and maintain record-keeping system for OIA documentation;
Monitor external news sources, legislative agendas and professional international organizations to identify and keep abreast of international legal, economic and political issues that could have an impact on the Board’s international activities;
Assist in performing due diligence on non-U.S. auditor oversight systems through both directed and independent research;
Assess the impact of potential events or international developments on the PCAOB’s mission and OIA initiatives;
Identify and assist in resolving immigration issues and other international travel-related issues for PCAOB personnel traveling abroad; and
Assist on other international policy and strategic planning issues, meetings and events as requested.


Bachelor or Master’s degree required with preferred interest and/or experience in Auditing, Accounting, Law, International Business and Finance, International Affairs, or related field;
2-6 years’ experience in International Affairs, Business, Economics or related field;
Superior technical, organizational and analytical abilities;
Ability to successfully manage projects from start to finish and coordinate numerous work streams;
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
Demonstrated record of achievement with regard to quality of work, professionalism, work ethic, analysis, resourcefulness, and creativity;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Ability to clearly articulate facts, conclusions, and opinions;
Attention to detail in work product;
Ability to locate and procure information and data from domestic and foreign sources;
Acute intellectual curiosity (i.e., the instinct to "go deeper" on interesting, often unexpected information);
emonstrates flexibility, agility, and the ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously and to a very high standard, while working in a fast paced environment;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
Sensitive to cultural differences;
Foreign language skills are a plus.

Our Values

The PCAOB encourages a spirit of cooperation and teamwork, and fosters an environment of professional growth where employees can exercise their leadership ability, creativity, technical competence, and public interest focus in helping the PCAOB fulfill its mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All PCAOB employees are entitled to equal opportunity and a professional work environment, free of discrimination and harassment. A workplace free of discrimination is fundamental to professional success and to the PCAOB's mission. The PCAOB will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

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