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Wes Kelly

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Professional Accounting Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant
Washington, DC, USA


Wes Kelly is a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant’s Professional Practice Group at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  He is primarily responsible for providing oversight of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on auditing policy related matters and also participates in the development of the Commission’s rule proposals.

Prior to joining the Commission in 2014, Mr. Kelly spent fourteen years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC) with focus on the financial services industry.  During this time, Wes spent two years in PwC’s National Quality Organization providing technical expertise in auditing fair value measurements and accounting estimates, multilocation audits and internal control over financial reporting.  He also served as a liaison between PwC and the PCAOB through assisting engagement teams that were undergoing inspection by the PCAOB.

Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Huntingdon College and a Masters of Business Administration (Accounting Option) from Troy University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant in Alabama and is a member of the AICPA.

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