Wes is the Chief Accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In the role, he serves as the principal advisor to the SEC on accounting and auditing matters. He consults with registrants, auditors and other industry representatives, and is responsible for the oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), among the other duties of the Chief Accountant.
He joined the SEC from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was a partner responsible for clients in the banking, capital markets, financial technology, and investment management sectors.
Earlier, he served as a professional accounting fellow in Office of the Chief Accountant and prior to that held various audit and professional practice positions at PwC, including in the firm’s national office during the global financial crisis advising on complex financial accounting matters.
Mr. Bricker is trained as an accountant and lawyer with degrees from Elizabethtown College and the American University Washington College of Law. He is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey and as an attorney in New York.