September 17, 2019

SEC Chief Accountant

RIP James Schnurr, Former SEC Chief Accountant

The SEC confirmed last night some sad news we saw being shared on Twitter yesterday that former Chief Accountant James Schnurr has passed away. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said in a statement: “Jim was a dedicated and respected public servant who left us far too soon. While at the Commission, he was committed to establishing […]

The SEC Removed ‘Acting’ From Sagar Teotia’s Job Title

Sagar Teotia is officially your new chief accountant at the SEC, a position he had held in an acting role since Wesley Bricker surprisingly announced he was stepping down as chief accountant in June. Teotia definitely has the chops for the chief accountant office. He had served as deputy chief accountant under Bricker since 2017 […]

Wesley Bricker Is Stepping Down As SEC Chief Accountant

This just in from the SEC: The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Wesley R. Bricker, Chief Accountant, plans to leave the agency after more than six years of distinguished service. Mr. Bricker was named as the SEC’s Chief Accountant in 2016, after serving as the deputy chief accountant. Earlier, he served as a […]

Former SEC Chief Accountant Broke His Neck In 2016 Bike Crash, Awarded $41 Million In Damages By Jury

Back in July 2016 when I was working at AccountingWEB, I remember an SEC press release coming across my virtual desk announcing that Wesley Bricker had been named interim chief accountant. I remember thinking, “Wait, what happened to James Schnurr? He had just spoken at some accounting conference, somewhere, about something, it seemed.” The July […]

SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker Had Nice Things to Say About Management Accountants

Not that he would really say anything bad about management accountants since he was at the Institute of Management Accountants’ annual conference, but Securities and Exchange Commission Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker threw some bouquets their way during a speech on June 19. From Accounting Today: “As management accountants, your work is vital to the financial […]

SEC Chief Accountant Suggests a Mysterious Plan D for IFRS

In remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, SEC Chief Accountant Jim Schnurr floated a fourth, mysterious alternative to use of IFRS in the U.S. FEI reports: Schnurr described three possible alternative actions with respect to the use of IFRS by U.S. public companies that have been considered in that past: “Turning the […]

We Found Out Today We Can Continue Waiting for IFRS In the U.S.

The explanation is pure gold, really. I will have to review my tape on all SEC Chief Accountant Paul Beswick said this morning from this conference but according to the Journal of Accountancy, he said this: Rule-making duties related to federal legislation have prevented the SEC from devoting time to deciding on the future of […]