The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Mark Kronforst has been named chief accountant of its Division of Corporation Finance.
“I am very pleased that Mark Kronforst has agreed to serve as the chief accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance,” said Keith Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance. “Mark combines a deep knowledge of accounting and experience in the private sector with a broad understanding of the disclosure requirements of the federal securities laws. His skills and experiences will serve us well as we address important financial reporting issues.”
Mr. Kronforst has been one of the division’s associate directors for disclosure operations since October 2010. He previously served in several positions within the division including as the division’s deputy chief accountant. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Kronforst was the director of financial reporting for Solectron Corporation and an audit senior manager at the accounting firm of KPMG LLP.
“I am honored to take on this important role. I am also excited to return to this office and work with the very talented staff to further the division’s mission,” Mr. Kronforst said.
Mr. Kronforst succeeds Craig Olinger, the division’s acting chief accountant, who will continue to serve as its deputy chief accountant.
Mr. Kronforst received his Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is a certified public accountant.