Leading CPA Association Taps Houston Assurance Practice Leader for National Role
PrimeGlobal, a leading global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, has named McConnell Jones assurance partner in charge Eric Ernest to its North American Region Advisory Board. In this role, Ernest will collaborate with other North American Advisory Board members and PrimeGlobal North American Executive Director Maureen Dillmore on the formulation and development of PrimeGlobal’s strategy and provide guidance to the executive director in assessing and delivering on member firm needs in a rapidly evolving industry of public accounting.
“McConnell Jones is a relatively new member of PrimeGlobal, and I’m flattered to have been asked to join the Advisory Board,” said Ernest, who leads the firm’s audit and benefit plan audit practices. “After attending some of the regional meetings, I discovered that many firms were experiencing similar challenges as we, given our remarkable growth in the past few years. I look forward to the collaboration for the benefit of all member firms,” he added.
McConnell Jones has been named one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the country in 2022 and in 2021 and managing partner Wayne McConnell has been named one of the top ten managing partners in the country by Accounting Today.
“I’m looking forward to working with Eric and the other Advisory board members to provide me with the guidance and support to meet the needs of member firms as they navigate the challenges of profitable growth, the war for talent, and the rise of the use of technology,” said Maureen Dillmore, PrimeGlobal’s North American Executive Director.
Ernest has been with McConnell Jones for more than 20 years and has been a partner in the firm for the past nine. In addition to his passion for public accounting, Eric is a jazz enthusiast, an epicure, and a sophophile. His wife and dog live in Southwest Houston.
About McConnell Jones
McConnell Jones a top 300 CPA firm in the US and is the second largest African American owned firm in the country. We provide assurance, tax, and consulting services to clients across the country, including public and private businesses; local, state, and federal government entities; foundations, charter schools and nonprofit organizations, and individuals. For more than 35 years, McConnell Jones has provided Diverse Thinking and Unique Perspectives to our clients, and we hold ourselves to these values: Creativity. Inclusion. Transparency. Accountability.
PrimeGlobal is an award-winning association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, comprised of more than 300 highly successful member firms in over 100 countries. PrimeGlobal’s independent member firms house a combined total of over 3,000 partners, 28,000 employees and a combined revenue of over $3.9* billion. Our main purpose is to provide our member firms and their clients with a powerful pipeline to build relationships with one another and share ideas and business opportunities.