Jay has almost 30 years of finance and accounting experience with in-depth knowledge of all types of internal controls and process reviews, including outsourced internal audit, general IT controls, risk management, and SOC Reporting. Jay leads our Digital Risk Services practice, which includes outsourced/co-sourced Internal Audit, IT Audit/SOX, SOC Reporting, and HITRUST. He has been focused on delivering internal controls and risk management projects for organizations in multiple industries for the past 20 years.
Jay is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and CSF Practitioner. Prior to joining Elliott Davis in 2010, Jay was a senior manager for a large regional firm in the Charlotte office for eight years. Jay’s consulting experience includes outsourced internal audit, and assisting customers with compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and ERM. He also worked six years for a Big Four firm in the financial services practice.
Jay has written numerous articles on dealing with Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate governance and internal controls. He also was a principal contributor in COSO’s Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems.
Education, Credentials and Special Training
- Certified Public Accountant
- Certified Internal Auditor
- Certified CSF Practitioner and Certified HITRUST Quality Professional
- M.S., Accounting, Appalachian State University
- B.A., Economics and Speech Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- COSO Internal Control Certificate – April, 2016
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, member and formerly served on the Board of Directors, Charlotte Chapter
- Institute of Internal Auditors, member and formerly served on the Board of Governors, Charlotte Chapter
Civic and Community Activities
- Leadership Charlotte, Graduate – Class XXV
- Charlotte Sportsman’s Club, Board Member and Past-President
- Dilworth Little League – Board Member, Junior/Senior League Commissioner, and Senior League Coach
- Boy Scouts of America – Mecklenburg County Council Executive Board, Committee Chair for Troop 3 and Pack 3 and former Cubmaster for Pack 3