Deputy Director, Accountant
Division of Enforcement and Investigations
As a Deputy Director in the Division of Enforcement and Investigations, John supervises accountants in 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’s Division of Registration and Inspections in 2003 and transferred to the Division of Enforcement and Investigations in 2005.
Prior to joining the PCAOB staff, Mr. Abell was an auditor of both public and private companies in the financial services and healthcare industries 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.