Sagar Teotia

Chief Accountant

US Securities and Exchange Commission

Sagar Teotia is currently the Chief Accountant for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In this role, Sagar leads the dedicated staff in the Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant. Sagar also serves as the principal advisor to the SEC on accounting and auditing matters. Additionally, Sagar consults with registrants, auditors, and other industry representatives, and is responsible for assisting the Commission with discharging its oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). 

Prior to joining the SEC, Sagar was a partner at Deloitte in the National Office, where he frequently consulted on accounting issues in a number of areas including financial instruments, business combinations, and compensation matters.

Earlier, Sagar served as a professional accounting fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant where his responsibilities included providing conclusions on complex accounting issues and actively monitoring current standard setting projects.

Sagar received a BS in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in Illinois.