McConnell & Jones LLP Celebrates 30 Years

by | May 31, 2017 | News & Events

2017 marks the 30th anniversary for McConnell & Jones LLP (MJ), one of the largest public accounting firms in the southwest region of the United States. MJ is proud to celebrate three decades of progress and steady growth and is committed to continuing a legacy of quality professional services.

“It gives me great satisfaction to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary,” said Founder and Managing Partner, Wayne McConnell. “I am thankful to our partners and the extraordinary professionals we work with for making this milestone possible.”

The firm’s humble beginnings trace back to July 1987 when Wayne McConnell successfully launched McConnell & Company, Certified Public Accountants. Nine years later, Thomas Jones, a leading tax practitioner, joined McConnell to form McConnell & Jones LLP. The firm’s history continued in March of 1999 when McConnell & Jones merged with the established consulting team of Odysseus Lanier and Sharon Murphy. The 1999 merger created Texas’ largest African-American owned public accounting firm which is now recognized by Accounting Today as one of the largest public accounting firms in the Southwest United States. With office locations in Houston, Austin and Dallas, Texas as well as Washington D.C., McConnell & Jones is a nationally recognized practice for services in the education consulting and employee benefit plan assurance and compliance niches.

Much has changed since 1987, but MJ’s mission continues; “to build enduring relationships with clients, fellow team members, and the community.” With a diverse team of professionals that offer unique backgrounds and perspectives, the entrepreneurial mindset imparted on the firm more than thirty years ago continues to thrive.

“Our tremendous success would not have been possible without the excellent performance, proven skill of our employees,” said Partner, Odysseus Lanier. “Their hard work and dedication enables us to provide clients with the best possible service.”

Over the last 30 years, McConnell & Jones has created a firm culture that is committed to doing well by its clients by each other. The firm has more than100 team members in offices throughout the country and is proud to have an environment that embraces collaboration; one which truly believes that even small actions yield great results.

“Looking ahead, the future of our firm is limitless,” said McConnell. ”With strong leaders in place across all markets we serve, our practice is positioned for continued growth.”

McConnell & Jones provides audit and assurance, risk advisory, tax and accounting, and business consulting services to publicly-traded and privately-owned companies, nonprofit organizations, and government entities including local, state and federal agencies throughout the United States. Join us online as we look back at our history: We are pleased to share our memories; 30 years of celebrating employees, serving our community and building unmeasurably strong relationships with our clients.

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