Jaime Eichen is the Chief Accountant for the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has been serving in this role since June 2011. Ms. Eichen is responsible for interpreting new accounting and auditing regulations and directing the financial reporting, accounting, and auditing practices of investment companies in compliance with the federal securities laws. Ms. Eichen works closely with other Divisions and Offices within the Commission, including the Division of Enforcement and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, where she provides accounting and auditing guidance on numerous practice issues. Ms. Eichen served for over 3 years as an Assistant Chief Accountant for the Division before assuming her current position. Ms. Eichen frequently discusses investment company accounting and auditing rules and industry practice issues at regional and national conferences.
Prior to joining the Commission in 2008, Ms. Eichen was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP, where she worked for over 9 years. At Ernst & Young, Ms. Eichen provided assurance services to asset management clients, including mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment advisers and general partners. Ms. Eichen also worked in Ernst & Young’s National Professional Practice where she assisted in providing technical consultations to the asset management practice.
Ms. Eichen is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Bryant College in Rhode Island.