Office of the Chief Accountant Selects Two Professional Accounting Fellows
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., April 20, 2005 The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant has selected two professional accounting fellows for two-year terms beginning in June 2005:
- Timothy S. Kviz, currently a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality Group based in Florham Park, N.J.; and
- Joseph B. Ucuzoglu, currently a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Los Angeles, Calif., practice office and formerly in the firm’s Accounting Research Group based in Wilton, Conn.
Kviz and Ucuzoglu will join the current professional accounting fellows – Shan L. Benedict, Jennifer M. Burns, Mark A. Northan, Brian K. Roberson, Nancy L. Salisbury, and Pamela R. Schlosser. Outgoing professional accounting fellows are Robert J. Comerford, Russell P. Hodge, John M. James, and Chad A. Kokenge.
At the Commission, the newly selected professional accounting fellows will be involved in the study and development of rule proposals under the federal securities laws, liaison with the professional accounting and auditing standards-setting bodies, and consult with registrants on accounting and reporting matters.
“This is an exciting time to join the Securities and Exchange Commission and, in particular, the Office of the Chief Accountant. The candidates went through a highly competitive process, and the quality of the individuals who applied for these positions speaks volumes about the importance of our role as the investors’ advocate. Tim and Joe are two highly skilled and talented individuals, and their experiences and knowledge will be invaluable. I also would like to express my appreciation to the outgoing professional accounting fellows and wish them the very best in their future endeavors,” said Donald T. Nicolaisen, Chief Accountant.