James Schnurr

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James Schnurr
Occupation Chief Accountant
Employer U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Location Washington, D.C.

James Schnurr is the chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He was named to that post on August 26, 2014, replacing Paul Beswick, who had been the SEC's chief accountant since 2012. Schnurr was previously vice chairman and senior professional practice director at Deloitte LLP before retiring in 2014. He begins the SEC job in October.

As chief accountant, Schnurr oversees the SEC's efforts on financial reporting and its attempts to set accounting and auditing policy and to improve auditors' performance.[1]




  1. SEC Names New Chief Accountant. The Wall Street Journal.