The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is looking for a PhD student who would like to intern with the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) in the PCAOB’s Washington DC headquarters.

This role will provide support to the quantitative economics group in ORA by assisting in studies and analyses conducted by the group.  This may include partial or full involvement on studies including data work, statistical analysis and writing of papers and reports. The position would also involve working with seasoned financial analysts who are economists, CPAs, and CFAs.

Responsibilities for the position include the following:

  • Collect and analyze financial and non-financial information using the internet and subscription database services;
  • Assist professionals with projects on an as-needed basis which may require a broad range of work including in-depth research, data extraction, as well as financial and statistical analysis; and
  • Conduct independent, academic-level, empirical research including literature review, statistical analysis and writing of papers and reports

The formal job announcement can be seen here.

Interested parties should contact Jana Hranaiova for more information.  Jana is a Deputy Chief Economist at the PCAOB, and she can be reached at HranaiovaJ (at) pcaobus (dot) org.