New SEC Chief Accountant Turner Begins Position: Three Accounting Fellows Also Appointed

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Three Accounting Fellows Also Appointed

As Lynn Turner joins the SEC as Chief Accountant on July 1, he begins to grapple with a number of pressing issues in the accounting profession, including the development and coordination of international accounting standards and auditor independence and the work of the new Independence Standards Board.

In announcing the appointment of Turner, SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt noted, "Lynn has worked at the SEC, as an auditor, as a standard setter, and most recently as the CFO of a high-tech company, giving him a keen understanding of the views of the participants in the financial reporting process."

Previously, Turner served as chief financial officer and vice-president of Symbios, Inc., a Colorado-based manufacturer of semiconductors and storage systems. Prior to that, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand, where he was an SEC consulting partner and the national practice leader for the firm's High Technology Audit Practice.

The SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant also recently selected Eric W. …

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