Husband accounting lecture to feature Sagar Teotia of SEC

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. in McGregor Memorial Conference Center, the Mike Ilitch School of Business Department of Accounting will present the George R. Husband Distinguished Lecture, delivered by Sagar Teotia, Deputy Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Teotia's lecture is titled “Emerging Opportunities in Today's Accounting Profession.”

Teotia leads the activities of his office’s accounting group, which include consulting with public companies and divisions and offices within the SEC on the application of accounting standards and financial disclosure requirements. Teotia also serves as an advisor to the commission on accounting matters while also working closely with private sector bodies such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Previously, he was a partner at Deloitte in the National Office Accounting Consultation group in Chicago, where he frequently consulted on accounting and reporting issues related to financial instruments, business combinations and compensation (stock based and pension). 

Before that, Teotia was a professional accounting fellow (PAF) in OCA at the SEC. Teotia’s responsibilities as a PAF included providing accounting conclusions on complicated technical accounting issues to SEC Registrants, actively monitoring and providing oversight comments to the FASB on current standard-setting projects, and working on several special projects within OCA. 

Teotia received an accounting degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in Illinois.  

The George R. Husband Lecture is convened by the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. Husband was an accounting educator and a leader in his field. His former students and admirers thought so highly of him that they endowed a professorship, scholarship, and annual Distinguished Lecture Series in his memory nearly 40 years after his untimely death in 1958. 

The program is open to the public at no charge. RSVP online or by calling 313-577-4530.