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Tom G. Elder

UHY LLP
Partner & National Director of SEC and PCAOB Matters
Houston, TX, USA


Tom has more than 24 years of public accounting experience (nine years with “Big 4”) serving public and private companies, plus four years corporate experience (internal audit & financial reporting) with Westlake Chemical, a Houston-based Fortune 1000 chemical company.

Tom currently serves as the firm’s National Director of SEC & PCAOB Matters, overseeing the quality of SEC audits, monitoring SEC and PCAOB developments, and developing/updating UHY LLP’s SEC policies and procedures.  He also is the Chair of the AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force.

Additionally, Tom serves as a member of the AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s SEC Regulations Committee, a 17 member group that meets periodically with SEC staff to discuss emerging technical accounting and reporting issues relating to SEC rules and regulations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • National Director of SEC and PCAOB Matters
  • Co-Leader of Assurance and Business Advisory Services Practice
  • Chair, AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force
  • Member of the SEC Regulations Committee, which meets with the staff of the SEC on a quarterly basis
  • Oversees quality of SEC audits
  • Oversees and provides financial expertise in a variety of audit and financial reporting engagements for both public and privately held companies with a concentration in the energy, manufacturing, distribution and service industries
  • Provides management consulting services including:
    - Due diligence with respect to mergers and acquisitions
    - Litigation support
  • Significant experience in working with international companies

BACKGROUND

  • Licensed CPA in the state of Texas
  • Joined the firm in 1999 and admitted as Partner/Managing Director 2002
  • Ernst & Young, LLP, Houston, Texas, 1987 - 1995, 1999
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation, Houston, Texas, 1995 - 1998
  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Houston, 1987
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
  • “SEC Institute’s Annual SEC Conference”, 2012
  • “Accounting and SEC Reporting Update” - UHY LLP sponsored, 2006 - 2012
  • “SEC Accounting and Reporting Update” - Accounting EXPO sponsored by TSCPA, 2002
  • “Fraud – Past, Present and Future” - UHY sponsored, 2002
  • “Sarbanes-Oxley Act Overview” - The Alliance Group, 2002
  • Sarbanes-Oxley panel discussion with SEC and Fulbright & Jaworski, 2003

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
ACTIVE & PRIOR PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Houston Chapter of TSCPA
  • AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s SEC Regulations Committee
  • AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force
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