Marshall Geiger, a professor of accounting at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, has been appointed an academic fellow of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant in Washington, D.C., for the period August 2012–August 2013.

The Office of the Chief Accountant acts as the primary advisor to the SEC on auditing and accounting matters. SEC academic fellowships enable accounting professors to learn the commission’s regulatory processes and rulings and participate in its activities.

Fellows typically are research-oriented professors interested in working directly with the office’s leadership on auditor and registrant issues. Requirements include an extensive research background in financial reporting and auditing, a Ph.D. and a CPA or equivalent expertise.

Geiger earned a bachelor’s in business administration, with a focus in accounting from Bloomsburg University and his MBA and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs. He has served as an honorary professor of business and law at Deakin University in Australia and is a former holder of the Robins School’s Joseph A. Jennings Chair in Business.

Geiger will work primarily in the Professional Practice Group overseeing the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and all audit-related matters.
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