Jane Poulin ’84

Jane is a recognized expert in technical accounting, auditing, and rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Jane is currently an Associate Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the SEC. In her current role, Jane focuses on policy, standard setting, and convergence of global accounting, auditing, and ethics standards. Jane also served on the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant staff for 5 years as a technical accounting and auditing expert. In this role, Jane provided expert advice to other commission accountants, SEC registrants and public accounting firms and consulted on technical accounting issues in a number of high profile enforcement cases. At the SEC, Jane has previously been a consultant on technical accounting matters and conducted continuing education seminars in various areas of accounting.

Jane was previously the Chief Accounting Officer of Corning Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company. In this role, she was responsible for the company’s application of U.S. GAAP and compliance with SEC rules and regulations. Jane previously worked at Ernst & Young for 10 years where she was an audit senior manager focusing on SEC registrants and companies in the manufacturing industry in the New England area. Jane has also held roles as corporate controller, manager of external reporting, and was a staff auditor with KPMG.

Jane is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Plymouth State College and a master’s degree in taxation from American University. Jane was previously an Advisory Board member for BNA Accounting Policy & Practice Series.  Jane is a former member of the Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR) of Financial Executives International (FEI) and the SEC subcommittee thereof. Jane was previously the treasurer on the board of directors of Polaris Project, a charitable organization combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery.