Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

PCAOB's Mission

  • The PCAOB's job is to oversee the audits of public companies to protect investors' interest.
  • Protecting investors is one of the main concerns of the PCAOB as they work to restore confidence in the financial market.
PCAOB standards and related rules book that gives auditors of public companies a current and comprehensive source of PCAOB standards to lead to successful auditing

PCAOB's Vision

  • The PCAOB uses the latest tools to improve audit quality.
  • The goal is to drastically reduce the risk of auditing failures and promote public trust in the audit system.

Working at the PCAOB

  • The three values stressed most by the PCAOB staff are diversity, respect, and rewarding excellence.
  • Employees come from many different backgrounds and every worker is entitled to equal opportunity.
  • The PCAOB stresses their recognition of hard work and excellence. There is plenty of opportunity to move up from a summer intern to a successful employee.
  • Company is based in Washington, DC, but has offices in Denver, Florida, New York, San Francisco, and all over the world.

Benefits of the PCAOB

  • 401k and retirement plan where the PCAOB matches your contribution dollar for dollar with no vesting period. Personal contributions and the employer-paid portion of the plan are yours immediately.
  • 10 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.
  • Medical care, dental care, vision care, and life insurance are all covered.
  • According to, employees rate the benefits a 4.4/5 stars.



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