OCC promoting Freedle to deputy comptroller and chief accountant

The federal regulator of national banks has selected Amanda Freedle to be its next deputy comptroller and chief accountant, effective March 28, the agency announced Friday.

Freedle, in her new role, will lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) efforts for bank accounting and financial reporting, providing accounting counsel to examiners, the banking industry, and the accounting profession, the agency said.

The OCC said Freedle joined the agency Office of the Chief Accountant in January 2009 as a senior accounting policy advisor, providing accounting support for large bank examination teams and serving as a member of the OCC’s National Retail Risk Committee. Most recently, it said, she has held the position of deputy chief accountant, serving as a key advisor to the acting deputy comptroller and chief accountant.

Before joining the OCC, Freedle worked in various financial services positions and as an external auditor. According to the agency, she earned an undergraduate degree in business from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University. She is a certified public accountant, licensed in North Carolina.

Amanda Freedle Named Deputy Comptroller and Chief Accountant