By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Deloitte today announced James L. Kroeker, former Securities and Exchange Commission Chief Accountant, has agreed to join the organization as deputy managing partner, professional practice, effective January 7, 2013, pending approval by Deloitte LLP’s board of directors.
“Jim has a unique perspective in accounting and auditing having deep technical knowledge, practical client service expertise, and experience as a regulator in his latest role as chief accountant at the SEC,” said Joseph Echevarria, chief executive officer, Deloitte LLP. “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. We are delighted he is joining our organization.”
Kroeker will serve in a leadership role reporting directly to the Deloitte & Touche LLP CEO, promoting high audit quality and serving as a senior consultative resource to help Deloitte engagement teams and clients reach high quality financial reporting conclusions in the public interest.
Previously, Kroeker served as the SEC’s Chief Accountant since January 2009, guiding the operations of the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant and counseling the Commission on a wide range of accounting and auditing issues.