Big Five Accountants Named to SEC Positions
On Thursday, President Bush announced his appointments of two Big Five accountants to fill two commissioner vacancies on the five-member Securities and Exchange Commission.
Paul S. Atkins and Cynthia A. Glassman will assume five-year terms if they are confirmed by the Senate.
Mr. Atkins is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C. and has held various positions with the SEC, including chief of staff and counselor.
Ms. Glassman is a principal at the Washington, D.C. office of Ernst & Young and has worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is the federal watchdog agency for investors in publicly held companies.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.