Deloitte has named James L. Kroeker, former chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as deputy managing partner for its professional practice effective January 7, 2013 and pending approval from the organization’s board of directors.
According to a company statement, Kroeker is expected to report directly to Deloitte’s CEO, promote high audit quality and serve as the senior consultative resource in helping Deloitte’s engagement teams and clients reach high financial reporting conclusions.
Joseph Echevarria, Deloitte’s CEO, said that Kroeker has a different perspective in auditing and accounting and has technical knowledge, experience and client service expertise.
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Kroeker has served the SEC since January 2007, where he guided the commission’s office of the chief accountant and counseled the commission
on a range of auditing and accounting issues.
He also served the commission as staff director for the agency’s study of fair value accounting standards, which the Congress mandated in 2008.
“Our top priority is audit quality and Jim’s contributions will be invaluable to the work we do serving audit committees, investors and the public interest,” Echevarria added.
Prior to joining the SEC in 2007, Kroeker was a partner at Deloitte, serving in the accounting services group.
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