McConnell Jones Introduces New Partner Chuck Kozlik

by | Apr 4, 2023 | News & Events


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McConnell Jones Adds New Partner to the Team

Chuck Kozlik Brings Decades of Governmental and Single Audit Experience


April 4, 2023, Houston, Texas

Chuck Kozlik joins McConnell Jones today as an audit partner in the Chicago region. He will work with the firm’s governmental clients across the country, which includes engagements ranging from top 10 cities to various local municipalities and institutions of higher education.

“As the firm grows its geographic footprint and its client base, we will need leaders like Chuck to help manage the increasingly complex work the firm performs with governmental, single audit and higher education clients,” said McConnell Jones Managing Partner Wayne McConnell. “Chuck’s professional experience, personal values, and career aspirations were an excellent fit for where we are on our journey, and I’m looking forward to the years ahead,” McConnell added.

Kozlik started his career at a big four firm and for the past six years has been in the State & Local government and higher education practice of a national firm’s office in the Chicago area. He brings additional experience in the Federal Audit space. Kozlik has earned designations including Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Illinois, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland; a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM); and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

“The firm’s culture and reputation in the governmental assurance space were extremely attractive to me,” said Kozlik, an honors graduate of Marquette University.  “I look forward to not only serving the firm’s current clients, but also building out the practice across the country,” Kozlik added.

McConnell Jones is one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the country, and recently made the top 300 list of all firms, according to Inside Public Accounting magazine. The firm recently earned a net promoter score, a measure of client satisfaction, that is three times the average for the CPA industry and continues to experience double digit growth as it has for the past three years.

About McConnell Jones

McConnell Jones is the second largest African American owned CPA firm in the country, providing assurance, tax and management consulting services to a range of clients from publicly traded and privately held companies; foundations; nonprofits; and local, state and federal governmental agencies.  We were named one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the country last year, and our founder and managing partner was named as one of the country’s top 10 managing partners by Accounting Today.  We are proud of the diversity of the firm’s partner group, and the fact that 70% of our employees are ethnically diverse backgrounds, many of whom are first generation Americans or first in their families to graduate from college.

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