McConnell Jones Announces the Promotions of Firm Members

Firmwide Dynamic Growth Has Fueled Promotions and New Hires

McConnell Jones, a top 25 CPA firm based in Houston, is pleased to announce a number of promotions in its Audit and Strategic Services group. Despite the pandemic economy during the past year, the firm has continued its significant growth in all service areas in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. 

Among the promotions in the audit department are Sharjeel Ahsan, who was promoted to Audit Director and Goran Mei, who was promoted to Audit Senior Manager. Additionally, 16 other audit, tax and strategic services employees were promoted.

“Even with the firm’s significant addition of new people in 2020, we have maintained and even further codified the firm’s culture,” said Managing Partner Wayne McConnell. “These promotions not only recognize these professionals for their technical skills and client service acumen, but because they exhibit our values of Creativity, Inclusion, Transparency, and Accountability to our clients, our community, and to each other,” McConnell added.

Earlier this year, McConnell Jones was cited as one of the top 20 fastest growing CPA firms in the country by Accounting Today magazine from among more than 40,000 CPA firms. In 2020, Wayne McConnell was named as one of the top 10 managing partners of a CPA firm by the same publication.

In addition to audit and tax services, the firm provides Business Process Improvement, IT Risk Services, Internal Audit, Client Accounting Services and back office support to private companies, public institutions, and healthcare institutions. The firm also introduced a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Supply Chain Diversity solution, Kaleidoscope in late 2020 and now consults with some of the country’s largest public and private companies on such matters.

About McConnell Jones

McConnell Jones is ranked among the top 3 percent of accounting firms that audit employee benefit plans in the country; is the second largest African American owned CPA firm in the country; and is consistently listed as a top 25 accounting firm by the Houston Business Journal. Our values of Creativity, Inclusion, Transparency and Accountability inform the way we interact with our clients, our communities and with each other.