Eric C. West Appointed to the FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force

Norwalk, CT, June 6, 2018—Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Chairman Russell G. Golden today announced the appointment of Eric C. West, director of accounting policy for, Inc., to the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF).

Mr. West currently serves as director of accounting policy with, Inc. Previously, he spent 19 years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently as an associate chief accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) and previously in the Division of Corporation Finance.  He also served as a fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises where he worked on the investor protection provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.  He began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen.

"Eric's direct experience with implementation issues related to the application of new and existing accounting standards will be extremely valuable to the EITF's discussions and decisions," stated EITF Chair and FASB Technical Director Susan M. Cosper. "On behalf of the EITF, I am pleased to welcome him to the Task Force"

The EITF assists the FASB in improving financial reporting through the timely identification, discussion, and resolution of financial accounting issues. Members are chosen from a cross section of FASB stakeholders, including public accounting firms, preparers of financial statements, and users of financial statements.