Stan Hamlet Associates Inc.

60 E. 42 Street, Suite 4600, New York, NY 10165

Inspections Specialist (Audit Regulator)

Inspections Specialist (Audit Regulator)

Base Salary: USD $100-200K+

Job Description

The company has full-time, regular positions for Inspections Specialists in the Division of Registration and Inspections in certain offices located throughout the United States. The Division of Registration and Inspections inspects registered public accounting firms in connection with the firm's performance of audits, issuance of audit reports, and related matters involving U.S. companies, other issuers, brokers, and dealers. Audit professionals who join the company will directly contribute to the company's mission of protecting investors.

The Company has offices and satellite locations in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas (Irving), TX; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Orange County (Irvine), CA; San Mateo(Foster City), CA; and Washington, DC.


As an Inspections Specialist you will have the opportunity to use your skills and experience in auditing to participate in a rigorous program of inspections of registered public accounting firms including:

  • Inspecting portions of audit workpapers to assess the degree of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules of the Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and professional standards in connection with the performance of audits, issuance of reports, and related matters involving issuers;

  • Assessing the firms' quality control structures and the related impact these structures have on audit quality;

  • Meeting and interviewing firm personnel to (1) understand the firms' quality control structures, (2) understand the audit approach to audit engagements, and (3) further develop and/or identify quality control and/or audit deficiencies;

  • Gathering and organizing information to support identified inspection issues;

  • Researching and consulting with others on technical issues;

  • Communicating findings to firm personnel in meetings and in comment forms; and

  • Preparing comment forms and assisting with drafting inspection reports.

As an Inspections Specialist, you will also be able to:

  • Enhance your technical skills through inspection activities and collaboration with highly skilled Inspection teams;

  • Participate in inspection projects aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the Inspection program;

  • Participate in the development and/or facilitation of training courses; and

  • Participate in the company's recruiting process.


  • Current CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license required;

  • 6 to 15 years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting having attained at least the Manager level in the audiUassurance practice;

  • Strong experience auditing publicly traded companies (S.E.C. Filers) on the U.S. markets;

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting; MBA/Master's degree is a plus;

  • Strong knowledge of PCAOB standards, generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards;

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;

  • Ability to travel 20-30% of time (including some non-U.S. travel); and

  • Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.

Skills and Certifications [Note: bold skills and certification are required]

  • Minimum of 5 years of RECENT public recounting experience

  • Minimum of 5 years in the Audit/Assurance practice of a public accounting firm

  • Strong experience auditing S.E.C. Filers

  • Active CPA license in the US


  • Base Salary - USD $100,000 to $200,000

Candidate Details

  • 7+ to 10 years experience

  • Seniority Level - Mid-Senior

  • Management Experience Required - No

  • Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

  • Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Screening Questions

  • Does the candidate have experience auditing publicly traded companies in industries outside of Asset Management or REIT's?

Ideal Candidate

  • Ideal candidate will be a Manager/Senior Manager in a "top tier" public accounting firm with strong experience auditing publicly traded companies / S.E.C. Filers

  • We are open to people with a variety of industry experience.


Stan Hamlet Associates Inc

(o) 212-685-4884

(c) 914-953-9028