July 21, 2016

CAQ Statement on Appointment of Wesley R. Bricker as SEC Interim Chief Accountant

Washington, DC -- Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Executive Director Cindy Fornelli  wished current Securities and Exchange Commission Chief Accountant James V. Schnurr a speedy recovery from his recent accident while welcoming Wesley R. Bricker to his new role as Interim Chief Accountant:

"Our thoughts are with Jim and his family after his accident, and we wish him a speedy recovery."

"Wes’ extensive experience serving the public and in accounting and auditing has prepared him well for this new role. We look forward to working with Wes toward our shared mission of protecting investors and the markets."

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About the CAQ

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous, nonpartisan public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, DC, the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs.