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Speaker

Lindsay McCord

Lindsay McCord is the Chief Accountant for the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  As Chief Accountant, she oversees financial reporting policies and practices in the Division.

Ms. McCord previously severed as a Deputy Chief Accountant for the Division’s Office of Chief Accountant where she was responsible for managing a team of highly technical and experienced accountants that provided accounting and reporting guidance to the Division.  Before joining the leadership team of the Division’s Office of Chief Accountant, she was an Associate Chief Accountant in this office with a focus on the financial services industry, financial instruments and internal control over financial reporting.  She joined the Division in the Financial Services industry group as a Staff Accountant in 2009 where she reviewed Securities and Exchange Commission filings for compliance with accounting and regulatory standards.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. McCord was a Manager in the Assurance Practice at Grant Thornton in the McLean, Virginia office where she served clients primarily in the technology and services industries.

She is a graduate of George Mason University and she is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.