Speaker

Lindsay McCord

Lindsay McCord is the Chief Accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance. 

Ms. McCord has served as Acting Chief Accountant in the Division since March 2020, leading its work to monitor disclosures by companies impacted by COVID-19 and provide targeted regulatory relief and guidance on financial statement and related disclosure requirements. In addition, Ms. McCord has led the Division’s work to assist companies as they prepare to comply with the Commission’s changes to Rules 3-05, 3-14, and Article 11 of Regulation S-X. As the Division’s Chief Accountant, Ms. McCord will continue leading these efforts as well as other ongoing initiatives to make disclosure and financial reporting more effective and relevant for investors and issuers. 

Prior to her role as Acting Chief Accountant, Ms. McCord was a Deputy Chief Accountant in the Division leading a team to provide technical guidance and interpretations of financial statement and related disclosure requirements. She has received a number of honorary awards including the Andrew Barr Award, the Sydney Orbach Award, and the Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Ms. McCord began her career in the Division by reviewing filings in the Division’s disclosure program. Prior to joining the Division in 2009, Ms. McCord was an audit manager with Grant Thornton LLP. She received her Bachelor of Science from George Mason University and is a certified public accountant.