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SEC chief accountant to retire; interim chief accountant to fill the position

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Nov 22, 2016

On November 22, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Chief Accountant James Schnurr will be retiring from the agency and will be succeeded by Wesley R. Bricker.

Mr. Schnurr began his tenure in October 2014, but suffered injuries from a serious bicycle accident in April 2016. Before joining the SEC staff, Mr. Schnurr had retired from Deloitte LLP, where he was vice chairman and senior professional practice director and specialized in financial and SEC reporting for public companies. He was a senior partner for mergers and acquisition services from 1994 to 2002 and a deputy managing partner of the firm’s professional practice from 2002 to 2009 where he was responsible for quality control and risk management of the firm’s audit and advisory services.

Mr. Bricker assumed the role of interim chief accountant in July 2016.

For more information, see the press releases on Mr. Schnurr’s retirement and Mr. Bricker’s appointment on the SEC’s Web site.

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