Sagar Teotia is currently the Chief Accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this role, Mr. Teotia leads the dedicated staff in the Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant. Mr. Teotia also serves as the principal advisor to the SEC on accounting and auditing matters. Additionally, Mr. Teotia consults with registrants, auditors, and other industry representatives, and is responsible for assisting the Commission with discharging its oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Teotia was a Partner at Deloitte in the National Office, where he frequently consulted on accounting issues in a number of areas including financial instruments, business combinations, and compensation matters.
Earlier, Mr. Teotia served as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant where his responsibilities included providing conclusions on complex accounting issues and actively monitoring current standard setting projects.
Mr. Teotia received a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in Illinois.