Paul Beswick, who has served as chief accountant in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant, plans to leave the agency to return to the private sector.

Beswick previously worked for Ernst & Young before joining the SEC, but the SEC did not say Thursday who Beswick’s future employer will be. Beswick plans to remain for a transitional period to help ensure continuity in the Office of the Chief Accountant. His deputy chief accountant is Daniel Murdock, but the SEC did not say Thursday whether he will be appointed to succeed Beswick.

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