Sagar Teotia

Sagar Teotia was named the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chief Accountant in July 2019. He previously served as Acting Chief Accountant since June 2019. 

In this role, he serves as the principal advisor to the SEC on accounting and auditing matters. He consults with registrants, auditors, and other industry representatives, and is responsible for the oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). 

Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Teotia was a partner at Deloitte in the national office, where he frequently consulted on accounting issues in a number of areas including financial instruments, business combinations, and compensation matters. 

Earlier, Mr. Teotia served as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant where his responsibilities included providing conclusions on complex accounting issues and actively monitoring current standard setting projects. 

Mr. Teotia received a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in Illinois.