Job Details


Requisition Number 18-0098
Post Date 1/3/2019
Title Legal Intern - Summer
Division Division of Enforcement and Investigations
PT/FT Full Time
City Washington
State DC
Description

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 PCAOB has a position for an Intern, Attorney in the Division of Enforcement and Investigations at its Washington, DC headquarters office.  This role provides support by assisting the Division’s attorneys and accountants with legal research and writing, developing investigative strategies, the collection and analysis of financial and non-financial information, the organization of documents, and other areas related to investigating and bringing cases against registered accounting firms and their associated persons.  In addition, the intern will assist the team on various projects as needed.  The intern will be supervised by a seasoned team of attorneys and accountants.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal and other research using subscription database services and the Internet;
  • Draft legal memoranda on various legal issues impacting the Division’s execution of its statutory mandate;
  • Create reports for use by the Division’s attorneys and accountants;
  • Assist attorneys and accountants with projects on an as-needed basis;
  • Collect and analyze financial and non-financial information; and
  • Perform other duties and special projects as needed.
Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  • Law student currently in their first or second year of an accredited law school;
  • Proficient with Microsoft software applications, legal research databases such as LexisNexis® or Westlaw®, as well as the Internet;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, co-workers, and external parties;
  • Solid time management, organization, and prioritization skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and make effective decisions;
  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible; and
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

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.