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Tesla chief accounting officer splits after one month on the job

Scuttlebutt | September 10, 2018

Tesla has yet another person to add to its list of quick departures: After just one month of being on the job, Tesla’s chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, provided notice that he was resigning from Tesla, effective immediately.

“Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations,” Morton said in a Form 8-K filing, dated Sept. 4. “As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future. I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla’s leadership or its financial reporting.”

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