Vice Chair - Assurance Leader, PwC US
Wes Bricker is Vice Chair - Assurance Leader. He serves on PwC’s US Leadership Team and Global Assurance Leadership Team, and leads the more than 1,400 partners and 18,000 professionals that make up PwC’s Assurance practice. Wes’s responsibilities include overseeing the quality of service, developing diverse teams and driving innovation throughout the Assurance practice.
Wes brings a track record of leadership in the global capital markets and the public accounting profession. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for XBRL International, the consortium that oversees the widely-recognized standard for digital business reporting.
Prior to joining PwC US, Wes served as the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Chief Accountant beginning in 2016. In his role as the SEC’s Chief Accountant, Wes was the principal advisor to the Commission on accounting and auditing matters, and led the Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant — a group of professionals widely regarded for advancing the quality of accountancy and financial reporting oversight in the capital markets in the US and internationally. He was also responsible for assisting the Commission with discharging its oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and also served as chair for the Monitoring Group, a group of regulatory and international financial organizations committed to advancing the public interest in international audit standard setting and audit quality.
Prior to joining the SEC, Wes was an Assurance partner at PwC and member of our National Quality Organization. He has worked with companies of all sizes and across many sectors — from multinationals to rapid-growth and start-ups. Across his prior roles, Wes has developed a record of combining technical and business acumen to achieve results.
Wes received a BS in accounting from Elizabethtown College and a JD from American University. He is licensed as a certified public accountant and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.