John Vanosdall CPA

Deputy Chief Accountant - Accounting, U.S. SEC

John Vanosdall is a Deputy Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission). He leads the activities of OCA’s accounting group, which includes understanding investor and other perspectives on accounting matters and consulting with public companies, auditors, and divisions and offices within the SEC on the application of accounting standards and financial disclosure requirements. John also leads the accounting group in assisting to discharge the Commission’s oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Before joining the Commission, John was a Partner at PwC from 2014 to 2019, working in the National Office and the Deals practice. His responsibilities included providing clients and engagement teams with advice on complex accounting issues arising from business combinations, segments, disposal transactions, minority investments, fair value measurements, and revenue and compensation arrangements.

John previously worked as a Professional Accounting Fellow in OCA at the SEC from 2012 to 2014. During this time, he was responsible for providing views on interpretative matters to SEC registrants, actively monitoring and providing oversight comments to the FASB on current standard setting projects, and working on special projects within OCA.

John earned an MBA and B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California.