James Kroeker

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James L. Kroeker
Occupation Acting Chief Accountant
Employer Securities and Exchange Commission
Location Washington, DC
Website www.sec.gov

On Jan. 6, 2009, James L. Kroeker was appointed acting chief accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission[1]. Kroeker oversees accounting interpretations, international accounting matters, and professional practice issues.


Since joining the Commission as deputy chief accountant in February 2007,[2] Kroeker has played a key role in efforts to improve financial reporting and reduce the complexity of financial disclosure. He recently served as staff director of the SEC's Congressionally mandated study of fair value accounting standards, and led the efforts of the Office of the chief accountant to address the current economic turmoil, including steps to improve off-balance sheet accounting guidelines.

Kroeker served as the designated federal officer responsible for the staff oversight of the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office's accounting group, including resolution of accounting practice issues, rule making, and oversight of private sector standard-setting efforts.

He also provided consultation and support regarding the implementation, application, communication and development of accounting standards, including disclosure and reporting matters. Kroeker served as a practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board.


Kroeker, received a B.S. degree, with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Nebraska in 1992.


  1. Futures Industry Magazine. Futures Industry Association.
  2. News. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.