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Speaker

John Vanosdall

John Vanosdall is the Deputy Chief Accountant (Accounting Group) in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Chief Accountant. 

As Deputy Chief Accountant, Mr. Vanosdall leads the activities of the office's accounting group, which includes understanding investor and other perspectives on accounting matters and consulting with public companies, auditors, and divisions and offices within the SEC on the application of accounting standards and financial disclosure requirements. Mr. Vanosdall will also assist the office in assisting to discharge the Commission's oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. 

Mr. Vanosdall joins the SEC with expertise in a wide range of technical accounting and mergers and acquisitions matters. He joins the SEC from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was a partner in the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Vanosdall previously served as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant. 

Mr. Vanosdall's work has included a focus on revenue, business combinations, segments, disposal transactions, fair value measurements, and compensation arrangements. He has extensive experience advising companies on the application of both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards