• Meeting with members of the U.S. SEC (POSTPONED)

    June 07 2012, 08:30 - 08:30

    The American Chamber of Commerce in France will be receiving members of the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a small format ‘breakfast’ exchange with a select group of our members - Thursday, June 7 (08:30-10:00 am).

    SEC members are coming to Paris to discuss potential implementation by U.S. companies of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS accounting norms) with ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority

    Please do let us know as soon as possible, your availability (or if you will designate a representative)
    by email at



    Craig C. Olinger has served as a Deputy Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance since 1997. He is currently serving as Acting Chief Accountant of the Division. His responsibilities include interpretation of the financial reporting and disclosure requirements for public companies as well as oversight of financial reporting matters affecting foreign registrants. He serves as an observer to the AICPA International Practices Task Force. Prior to joining the SEC in 1986 he was employed by Price Waterhouse. Mr. Olinger received his M.A.S. from the University of Illinois and his B.S. from Lebanon Valley College. He is a member of the AICPA.
    Paul A. Beswick serves in the Office of the Chief Accountant as Deputy Chief Accountant (Accounting) of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In his role, Paul is responsible for the accounting group’s efforts to work closely with domestic private-sector accounting bodies such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). Registrants, auditors, as well as the Divisions of Corporation Finance, Enforcement and Investment Management regularly consult with the accounting group regarding the application of accounting standards and financial disclosure requirements. Additionally, Paul serves as an observer to the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force.

    Previously Paul served as Deputy Chief Accountant (Professional Practice) and the Senior Advisor to the Chief Accountant. Prior to joining the SEC, Paul was a partner at Ernst & Young where he specialized in advising publicly registered multi-national companies on SEC and U.S. GAAP reporting matters. From July 2005 to June 2007 Paul was a Practice Fellow with the FASB in Norwalk, CT. In his role, Paul advised members of the FASB and Emerging Issues Task Force on guidance related to current application and implementation issues. Paul received a B.S. degree in accounting from Miami (Ohio) University.
    Liza McAndrew Moberg is the Senior Advisor for International Accounting and Audit in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. She joined the Commission staff as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant’s International Affairs group in July 2007.

    Prior to joining the SEC staff, Ms. McAndrew Moberg was a senior manager in the national office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she consulted on application of both U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Prior to that, she spent four years with PwC on an international assignment, working with multinational, cross-border listed companies reporting under IFRS and U.S. GAAP. Ms. McAndrew Moberg began her career with PwC in the Silicon Valley audit practice. There, her clients were primarily in the high technology industry, ranging from emerging venture capital backed entities to multinational public registrants.

    Ms. McAndrew Moberg received a B.A. degree in Spanish from Santa Clara University, with a second major in Accounting. She is a CPA in California.