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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – Senior Officer – Chief Counsel, Washington DC

Application Deadline: November 5, 2019

The Chief Accountant is the principal adviser to the Commission on matters related to accounting and auditing. The Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) is responsible for accounting and auditing matters arising in the Commission’s administration of the federal securities laws, particularly with respect to accounting policy determinations, the form and content of financial statements to be filed with the Commission, and internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) matters.

J.D. or LL.B. degree –AND– SO-01: Applicant must have at least four years of post JD experience as a practicing attorney which also includes at least
three years of specialized experience:

(1) interpreting and applying knowledge of the federal statutes, rules and regulations
administered by and affecting the Commission and the accounting profession, as well as experience with federal statutes, rules
and regulations related to the regulatory process, particularly the Administrative Procedures Act;

(2) conducting legal and
policy analysis; and

(3) overseeing the work of other attorneys and accountants in order to resolve legal and policy issues.

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For more information contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or