Thomas Jones Jr., CPA

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With close to four decades of experience in tax compliance and financial management, Mr. Thomas Jones Jr. works directly with corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners to provide financial solutions that promote long-term business success. He started his career as a tax manager with Ernst & Ernst, and in 1996 connected with Wayne McConnell to establish the CPA firm of McConnell & Jones. Today, Thomas serves an array of industries such as banking, healthcare, oil / gas, manufacturing and distribution, professional services, and nonprofit agencies.

Thomas is an expert in tax compliance and structuring; specifically within the federal and multi-state tax areas. He also has assisted clients with merger and acquisition transactions and designed structures for the purchase and sale of business operations. Furthermore, he offers substantial experience serving the gift, estate, and trusts tax consulting and compliance needs of high net worth taxpayers.

Throughout his professional career, Thomas has actively served the community through his involvement in numerous civic endeavors. He is a founding board member of the Spirit of Texas Bank, where he also chairs the audit committee and is a member of the senior loan committee. Additionally, Thomas serves as Vice Chairman of the Florida A&M University Foundation, and is the past Chairman of the Board of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Previous boards served include the American Red Cross, Trees for Houston, The United Negro College Fund, and Acres Homes Citizens Chamber of Commerce (founding member).

Education and Certifications

Florida A&M University,  BBA Accounting – Summa Cum Laude, (1977)

Certified Public Accountant – States of Texas

Series 24 and 7 Securities Licenses – NASD

Group I Life and Health Insurance License, State of Texas

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

National Association for Black Accountants

American Leadership Forum Class XVII, Senior Fellow

Leadership Houston, Class VII, Graduate