John Abell

Chief Accountant

Division of Enforcement and Investigations

As the Chief Accountant in the Division of Enforcement and Investigations, John works with Division leadership on developing and implementing enforcement policies and priorities, setting and meeting strategic goals, and supervising investigations of possible violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, PCAOB rules, applicable federal securities laws relating to the preparation and issuance of audit reports, and professional standards. Mr. Abell joined the PCAOB in 2003.

Prior to joining the PCAOB staff, Mr. Abell was an auditor of both public and private companies at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Mr. Abell earned a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Maryland.