Press Release

Daniel Murdock Named SEC Deputy Chief Accountant

For Immediate Release


Washington D.C., Oct. 11, 2013 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the appointment of Daniel Murdock as a deputy chief accountant in the agency's Office of the Chief Accountant.

Mr. Murdock assumed his new role this week as head of the office’s accounting group.  The group advises the Commission on accounting and auditing matters and works closely with private sector accounting bodies such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board.  Public companies, auditors, and other divisions and offices within the SEC regularly consult with the accounting group on the application of accounting standards and financial disclosure requirements.

"I am very pleased that Dan has joined us,” said SEC Chief Accountant Paul Beswick.  “His expertise in financial reporting will be a valuable resource to our office, this agency, and investors.”

The accounting group is one of three in the Office of the Chief Accountant.  Mr. Murdock fills a vacancy created when Paul Beswick was promoted to chief accountant.  The other two deputy chief accountants, Brian Croteau and Julie Erhardt, head the professional practice group and the international group respectively.

Before joining the SEC staff, Mr. Murdock served as an industry professional practice director for Deloitte & Touche LLP.  At Deloitte, Mr. Murdock was responsible for the financial statement audits of several large companies and served in its national office, where he consulted with clients on technical accounting issues. 

Mr. Murdock received a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting from the University of South Florida. 


Last Reviewed or Updated: Oct. 11, 2013