Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0001
Post Date 2/4/2019
Title Corporate Liaison
Division Office of External Affairs
PT/FT Full Time
City Washington
State DC

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 Summary

The role of the Corporate Liaison is to serve as the direct contact for financial statement preparers – both issuers and broker-dealers – and their audit committees, and to have an ongoing dialogue with them as a key stakeholder of the PCAOB.

The Corporate Liaison will communicate with stakeholders about the relevant activities of the PCAOB and solicit views and information related to the achievement of the Board’s strategic goals and objectives.  The Corporate Liaison will work with the Director of the Office of External Affairs to design and execute an effective engagement strategy that will support effective programmatic decision-making.


  • Proactively connect with and develop relationships with corporate stakeholders.
  • Determine the optimal method(s) for engaging with and obtaining views from corporate stakeholders, including through ad-hoc outreach and events in which the PCAOB should have an active presence. 
  • Facilitate communication between/among the Board, PCAOB staff, and corporate stakeholders on key action items by the PCAOB.
  • Develop a strategy, accompanied by related performance metrics, to communicate regularly with corporate stakeholders regarding PCAOB activities. 
  • Participate in the development of PCAOB publications to confirm they are appropriately tailored for corporate stakeholders’ consumption.
  • Educate corporate stakeholders on PCAOB activities and solicit views and information on areas of interest and/or concern.
  • Develop a system and process to report corporate stakeholder input to the Board and appropriate PCAOB staff. 
  • Ensure the PCAOB website and mailing list are regularly updated with relevant corporate stakeholder communications.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Economic and Risk Analysis on research and surveys targeted towards corporate stakeholders.
  • Consider the advice of the PCAOB Standing Advisory Group and Investor Advisory Group in developing relationships with corporate stakeholders.


  • Education/Technical Expertise
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and/or equivalent training/experience.
    • At least 5 to 10 plus years’ experience in corporate/business relations or similar outreach functions preferred.
    • A self-starter able to administer a number of open, ongoing assignments at any one time, where some assignments are routinely unstructured, requiring autonomy, and independent judgment.
    • Ability to clearly articulate a position with sound logic and supporting empirical evidence.
    • Ability to effectively represent the organization to a variety of both internal and external constituencies.
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong time management and organization skills. 
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Ability to handle multiple project activities at once.
  • Leadership/Management Skills and Abilities
    • Adheres to the highest ethical standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
    • Ability to promote collaboration by unifying teams, setting common goals, and incentivizing collaborative behavior.
    • Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
    • Strong ability to organize effectively, solve problems quickly, and communicate clearly.
  • Transformational/Continuous Improvement Capabilities
    • Proven skills that include the ability to consistently execute at a high level, drive positive change, and desire to build established programs and teams.
    • Demonstrated agility and ability to navigate.
    • Lead projects and initiatives designed to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
    • Ensures organizational alignment, effective stakeholder engagement, and communication.
    • Demonstrated ability to think broadly and strategically, including the ability to translate long-term goals and objectives into short-term tactical plans and operational activities.
    • Effectively assesses progress by identifying and articulating clear, consistent key performance indicators.

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.

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.