FYI


FYI
The SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant has selected three professional accounting fellows for two-year terms beginning this fall:

Adam Brown, CPA, currently a senior manager in BDO Seidman’s National SEC Department based in Dallas.

Robert G. Fox III, CPA, currently a senior manager in Grant Thornton’s Professional Standards Group based in Charlotte, N.C.

Brett A. Williams, CPA, currently a senior manager in Pricewater-houseCoopers’ National Office based in Florham Park, N.J.

The newly selected professional accounting fellows will be involved in efforts to improve the current system of financial reporting, development of rule proposals under the federal securities laws, acting as liaisons to the professional accounting and auditing standard-setting bodies, and consulting with registrants on accounting and reporting matters

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