Risk & Compliance

SEC Names Kroeker to Accounting Post

New deputy chief accountant arrives at the commission via FASB and Deloitte.
Stephen TaubFebruary 5, 2007

The Securities and Exchange Commission has named James L. Kroeker as deputy chief accountant for accounting in the Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant.

Kroeker will be responsible for resolution of accounting issues, rulemaking projects, and oversight of standard-setting efforts for private-sector accounting.

Before joining the commission, Kroeker served two different stints with Deloitte and Touche. From 1997 to 1999, he was manager of the national office’s Accounting Research Group; since June 2002 he had been a partner in that group. There he was responsible for providing consultation and support regarding the implementation, application, communication, and development of accounting standards, including disclosure and reporting matters.

Between his two terms with Deloitte, Kroeker served as a practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, where he assisted in the development of guidance related to evolving accounting issues.

“The commission and the investors we serve will greatly benefit from Jim’s background and experience both as a partner in the profession and as a fellow at the FASB,” said SEC Chief Accountant Conrad W. Hewitt, in a statement.