The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Daniel Murdock, a deputy chief accountant overseeing the accounting group in the agency’s Office of the Chief Accountant, is leaving at the end of May to return to the private sector. Mr. Murdock started at the SEC in October 2013.
The office advises the Commission on accounting and auditing matters and works closely with private sector accounting bodies such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Public companies, auditors, and other divisions and offices within the SEC regularly consult with the accounting group on the application of accounting standards and financial disclosure requirements.
“It has been an honor to work alongside of the dedicated staff of the Office of the Chief Accountant and the agency,” said Mr. Murdock. “I am proud to have been a part of an office that plays such an important role in protecting U.S. investors.”
SEC Chief Accountant James Schnurr said, “Dan made a real difference in the day-to-day operations of the Chief Accountant office. His ability to foster working relationships within the office and the Commission as well as with registrants, auditors, standard setters, and other constituents enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the office.”
Before joining the SEC staff, Mr. Murdock served as an industry professional practice director for Deloitte & Touche LLP. At Deloitte, Mr. Murdock was responsible for the financial statement audits of several large companies and served in its national office, where he consulted with clients on technical accounting issues.
Mr. Murdock received a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting from the University of South Florida.