If you're in the job market, and you've got an interest in accounting standards and a love for regulatory bodies, you might want to give the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission a call.

Christopher Cox was surely already in the process of having to sift through resumes for a number of positions at the SEC -- including openings for a new chief accountant and the top director slots for the market regulation and investment management divisions -- before the chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, William McDonough, announced he would resign on Nov. 30 or when a successor is put in place, whichever comes first.

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