National bank regulator names successor to chief accountant

A nine-year veteran of the regulator of national banks is the agency’s next chief accountant and deputy controller, according to a release issued Monday.

Sydney Menefee will be the deputy comptroller and chief accountant for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), taking over for Rusty Thompson who is set to retire at the end of next month, the agency said. The role leads the OCC’s efforts for bank accounting and financial reporting, providing accounting counsel to examiners, the banking industry, and the accounting profession, according to the OCC.

Menefee joined the agency in 2009 in the Office of Chief Accountant (OCA) as a professional accounting fellow and served in various roles in the OCA and Midsize Bank Supervision prior to becoming Deputy Chief Accountant in July 2015, the OCC said. She was commissioned as a national bank examiner in March 2016.

Before working for the regulator, Menefee held positions with banking and accounting organizations.

Sydney Menefee Named Deputy Comptroller and Chief Accountant