Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Paid Summer Internship with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

 Our Mission

The PCAOB oversees the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.

Job Description

The PCAOB has a paid internship position for summer 2021 for an Intern – Funding Operations reporting to the Senior Manager, Funding Operations in the Office of Finance at its Washington, DC office. The position will support the various processes required to prepare for, assess, and collect the issuer accounting support fees (“ASF”), broker-dealer ASFs, and registrant annual fees (collectively, “the fees”) timely and accurately each year in coordination with Funding Operations team members. This position requires a proactive person who thrives in a multi-faceted professional environment and works professionally with others. The internship is expected to start in May 2021 and continue through September 2021, and the estimated time per week will vary between 20-40 hours.

As an intern in the Funding Operations team, you will have the opportunity to work with several departments within the PCAOB on a variety of research topics, gain a profound understanding of the PCAOB’s sources of funding, learn about the various functions of a Finance department and the PCAOB, and be a key point of contact for the PCAOB in dealing with external parties. Our internship program provides you with hands-on work experience, allowing you to develop a deeper understanding of SEC EDGAR filings, data providers, and financial markets, while developing your problem-solving and analytical skillsets.


  • Identify and compile information to assist with the PCAOB’s issuer ASF invoicing process.
  • Obtain an understanding of business rules and their proper application for assessment and collection of the fees.
  • Analyze company information using internal data and publicly available sources and document research findings.
  • Respond to daily correspondence from entities, ensuring that responses are handled in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Contact invoiced entities regarding any billing or payment issues.
  • Handle inquiries from various levels of contacts.
  • Capture all relevant information regarding external parties in the funding correspondence database.
  • Update, create, or maintain necessary funding documentation.
  • Handle other projects on an as-needed basis.


Education/Technical Expertise/ Skills and Abilities

  • Current academic enrollment at the undergraduate (sophomore or above) or graduate level.
  • Prior exposure to any analytics software (e.g., SAS, Tableau, Power BI, etc.).
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to learn quickly.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in all work.
  • Ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and prioritize.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and be self-motivated.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current academic enrollment at the undergraduate (sophomore or above) or graduate level, preferably with a business-related field.

Our Values

As we seek to accomplish our mission and implement our vision, we expect integrity, pursue excellence, operate with effectiveness, embrace collaboration, and demand accountability.

Apply on the PCAOB website.