The Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed James L. Kroeker as deputy chief accountant in the agency’s Office of the Chief Accountant.Kroeker, 37, started work at the commission this week, where he will be responsible for resolving accounting issues and rulemaking projects, as well as oversight of private sector accounting standards-setting efforts.

Since June 2002, Kroeker has served as a partner at Deloitte and Touche’s National Office Accounting Services Group, providing consultation and support in the implementation and development of accounting standards. From August 1999 to June 2001, Kroeker served as a practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, where he assisted in the development of accounting guidance. He first joined Deloitte's national office in 1997 as manager of the national office's Accounting Research Group.

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