Steve Van Arsdell has been appointed
Deloitte US deputy managing partner. His role will involve being
responsible for the firm’s professional practice network.

Van Arsdell succeeds Jim Schnurr, who
becomes the senior client partner of Deloitte’s audit and
enterprise risk services practice.

Van Arsdell is currently the vice-chairman of
the Big Four firm’s board of directors and serves as chairman of
the board’s governance committee. He will continue to be an
advisory partner to a number of key clients and remain in his role
as chair of the firm’s succession planning committee.

Deloitte said its professional practice
network supports clients by providing tools, policies and guidance
to service teams, and by addressing accounting, audit, risk
management, regulatory, reporting and quality assurance

“Steve brings an ideal combination of client
service, technical and team leadership skills to the position,”
Deloitte US audit and enterprise risk services practice chairman
and chief executive Nick Tommasino commented.

“Throughout Steve’s 35-plus year career, he
has served as the lead client service partner on some of our most
prominent clients and across various sectors, including aerospace
and defence, manufacturing, financial services and consumer

Prior to Deloitte, Van Arsdell worked for the
Financial Accounting Standards Board as a member of the technical
research staff and assistant to the FASB chairman.

Schnurr will focus on assisting clients
address accounting, auditing and financial reporting issues.