McConnell & Jones LLP Appoints Marlon Williams as Leader of the Nonprofit and Governmental Assurance Practice and Partner in Charge of Dallas Office

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McConnell & Jones LLP (MJ) is proud to announce Marlon Williams, CPA as leader of the firm’s Nonprofit and Governmental Audit Practice and Partner in Charge of its Dallas office.  In this role, Williams will promote and direct MJ’s strategic initiatives related to the practice growth across the firm’s various niches in the North Texas market such as governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, privately owned and publicly-held companies, as well as employee benefit plans.  He will also have responsibility for all management and administrative matters related to oversight of the Dallas office.

“Marlon’s technical expertise enables us to greatly expand our capabilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, and will boost our capacity to provide the quality and depth of services our clients expect at McConnell & Jones,” stated Wayne McConnell, Managing Partner.

With close to two decades of experience providing assurance services, Williams brings a wealth of specialized industry knowledge and has served as the partner responsible for the audit engagements for various cities, regional governments, public school districts, public water districts, and non-profit entities. He has also worked in the private sector with manufacturing, distribution, oil field services, energy and software/technology companies. Additionally, Williams’ background includes leading the analytics department for a national CPA firm where he focused on developing analytics that processed “big data” as to assist clients in the decision making process and enhance the overall audit process.
“The addition of Marlon to our team is one of the significant steps we’ve taken to strengthen our position in the nonprofit and government sectors as a leading, full-service CPA firm and a viable alternative to the “big-four” and other large, national firms”, adds Thomas Jones, Tax Services Partner,.  “He is a perfect fit for our team and we look forward to him working with McConnell & Jones.”

Williams, a graduate Abilene Christian University, is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas Society of CPAs, the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, and is a Certified Data Analyst. He is published extensively, and presented topics at several industry specific conferences, including the Institute of Internal Auditors Conference and the Texas Association of School Board Officials.