Ira Wayne McConnell, CPA

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Ira Wayne McConnell is Managing Partner where he is primarily responsible for guiding the firms’ strategic direction and has overall responsibility for management of administrative functions, including human resources, accounting, marketing and information technology.

As Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s assurance practice, he has oversight responsibility of the audit division’s quality control system; making sure that it adheres to the peer review and inspection requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Public Company Accounting and Oversight Board (PCAOB). He also conducts engagement partner and concurring partner technical reviews of audit reports and the related financial statements, ensuring that the engagements have been performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and the financial statements are being presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. His clients include publicly-traded and privately-held entities in a variety of industries and he is familiar with 10-K, 11-K and 10-Q filing requirements.

In addition to his responsibilities as managing partner, Wayne contributes his time to the public services sector. At the American Heart Association, he is a board member of the SouthWest Affiliate, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Partnership where he sits on the Audit and Finance Committees. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Houston City Club as well as Grambling State University’s Black & Gold Foundation.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Houston where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committee at Erin Energy.

Wayne’s previous committee and board service includes the Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of the Carl G. Jung Educational Center, the Finance Committee of the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast, and board member for Project Rowhouses and the United Negro College Fund.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

BBA, Accounting, Grambling State University (1972)

Masters of Accounting, Louisiana Tech University (1977)

Professional Associations

Certified Public Accountant – States of Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, New Jersey, Illinois and the District of Columbia

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Houston Chapter

PricewaterhouseCoopers Alumni Advisory Council