SEC official:management accountants are “expert historians”

Posted 6/21/2018

SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker told attendees at the Institute of Management Accountants’ annual conference this week about the vital role he sees them playing in financial reporting, describing them as “expert historians” providing the “discipline and diligence” necessary to maintain a reliable historical narrative of their organizations. He later went on to discuss the PCAOB, affirming its statutory mission and rejecting speculation that its new members – the chairman and five-person board have all changed in the last year – will see it retreat on its standards.

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