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SOURCE KPMG LLP
NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former SEC Division of Enforcement Chief Accountant, Howard A. Scheck, CPA, JD, has joined KPMG LLP as a partner in the firm's Forensic Advisory Practice to lead its SEC regulatory enforcement and compliance efforts. He is based in the audit, tax and advisory firm's Washington, DC office.
Howard's expertise encompasses a wide-range of financial reporting topics focusing on investigating and evaluating compliance with U.S. GAAP, SEC financial reporting requirements and PCAOB auditing standards. He also has experience evaluating anti-fraud programs and controls and conducting FCPA-related risk assessments.
"Howard brings more than 25 years of accounting, auditing, forensic investigation and litigation-related experience to our firm," said Richard H. Girgenti, KPMG's national practice leader for Forensic. "His experience as both a forensic accountant and attorney will serve as a major asset to our fast-growing investigation practice and enable us to better assist our clients and build upon our strong leadership position in regulatory and compliance risk management."
In his role as Chief Accountant with the SEC Division of Enforcement, Scheck was responsible for oversight of the division's accounting and auditing-related investigations. He collaborated extensively with the commission's Office of the Chief Accountant and Division of Corporation Finance on enforcement and policy matters and served as the division's liaison to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Howard also led the enforcement accounting group's proactive efforts in uncovering accounting and audit issues at China-based public companies and served as a co-chair of the SEC's Cross Border Working Group, which was responsible for overseeing accounting and auditing-related investigations and litigation involving foreign-based issuers.
Earlier in his career, Scheck served a combined 11 years in the SEC's Enforcement Division as an attorney where he conducted and led investigations involving accounting fraud, FCPA violations, market manipulation, offering fraud, and insider trading.
Prior to being named Chief Accountant in the Enforcement Division, he served as a partner in Deloitte's financial advisory services practice where he led accounting fraud, FCPA, and other forensic investigations and assisted counsel in defending public companies and individuals involved in SEC enforcement inquiries
Scheck holds a JD from American University Washington College of Law and a BS/BA in accounting from Boston University.
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