BDO Seidman has selected Lee Graul to succeed the late Ben Neuhausen as the firm’s national director of accounting.

Graul, 60, joined BDO Seidman in 1986 after serving a two-year term as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the SEC. During his tenure with BDO, he has served as the national SEC director (1986-1989 and 1993-2007), a regional technical director (1989-1993) and as a member of the board of directors (2003-present). Since 2007, Graul has served as one of the firm’s international liaison partners and as the BDO Seidman representative on the BDO International Policy Board, and will continue in these roles.

As a firm representative on various professional committees, Graul has served two terms on FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force and previously served on FASB’s Revenue Recognition Task Force. He co-authored the AICPA Guide to SEC Reporting, has been a frequent speaker on accounting issues and has had numerous articles published in national journals.

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