A FOUNDING MEMBER of the US accounting watchdog is to retire this month.
Daniel Goelzer was recruited by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and became a founding member of its accountancy regulation arm the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Goelzer served as chairman of the PCAOB from August 2009 to January 2011 and has quite a biography.
As a certified public accountant early in his career he worked as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche before moving into law where he became a law clerk for judge Thomas Fairchild in the US Appeals Court. He joined the SEC in 1974 working in a variety of roles including executive assistant to the chairman and general council. He also became a partner to law firm Baker McKenzie in 1990.
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