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Division of Corporation Finance — Accountant Openings

April 8, 2015

Disclosure Operations

We are not accepting applications for accountant positions in the Division's Disclosure Review Program.

The Division of Corporation Finance assists the Commission in executing its responsibility to oversee corporate disclosure of important information to the investing public. The Division's staff routinely reviews documents that publicly-held companies are required to file with the Commission. The documents include registration statements; annual and quarterly filings; proxy materials sent to shareholders before an annual meeting; and filings related to mergers and acquisitions. These documents disclose information about the companies' financial condition and business practices to help investors make informed investment decisions. Through the Division's selective review process, the staff monitors compliance with disclosure requirements and seeks to improve the quality of the disclosure. The staff also provides companies with assistance interpreting the Commission's rules and recommends to the Commission new rules for adoption.

For additional information about the work of Disclosure Operations, please refer to the summary of our Filing Review Process.


The Division recruits entry-level and experienced candidates. Applicant requirements:

  • Accounting degree or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. 
  • Alternatively, a candidate may demonstrate at least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. 

All candidates must possess excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills. Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of accounting and financial reporting requirements such as those related to Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, and other interpretative regulatory documents.

How to Apply

All Applicants must apply through USA JOBS to be considered for an accounting position in the Disclosure Review Program. Please carefully review all of the application requirements, including the “Required Documents” section, when submitting your application

If you meet the experience requirements of the position, you will be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview.

About the SEC

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The SEC holds primary responsibility for administering and enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC administers and enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other statutes. The SEC's five main divisions are: Corporation Finance, Trading and Markets, Investment Management, Enforcement, and Economic and Risk Analysis.

The SEC is looking for the brightest minds to solve difficult problems and help strengthen our organization in order to better serve as the investor's advocate. Opportunities are located in the SEC's Washington, D.C. headquarters.

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce.

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