Recruiting Newsletter May 2021

New Opportunities:

McConnell Jones is looking for talented individuals in:

Washington DC:
Auditors, Staff to Senior Manager

Texas Preferred, open to nationwide
IT SOX Auditors

For more openings, please visit LinkedIn and our website

Wayne McConnell Interviewed by Houston Business Journal

We are honored to have our Managing Partner, Wayne McConnell, CPA, featured in “Face to Face”, a segment published by the Houston Business Journal.   

“If we build a strong team, that strong team will come about as a result of each individual being the best that they can be. And if we have a strong team, then the culture within the organization is stronger, and we do a better job of making better decisions internally and for our clients.”
–Wayne McConnell

Read the full interview below

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Horan, Recruiting Coordinator, Houston, TX

I joined McConnell & Jones in April 2020 as one of the first fully virtual employees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I had always enjoyed accounting and business management, so stepping into McConnell & Jones was an easy transition for me from the staffing industry. A big deciding factor was the culture and team enthusiasm, as well as the firm’s stability during such uncertain times.

Starting a new job without ever seeing the office or meeting people face to face can be intimidating, but I have no regrets! The admin team, as well as our other divisions, have made it a priority to take time on a regular basis for virtual happy hours to build camaraderie and get to know each other better. As for the firm overall, we’ve also been doing a book study over The Soul of Leadership by Deepak Chopra, which has further solidified the impact that the firm has on the individual employees.

We all know that the past year has been tough with COVID-19 swarming our planet and impacting our life both from the small daily tasks to the large, monumental moments. Given all that has gone on, I wanted to share a few tips on how to take care yourself during this time.

  • Wake up early for meditation or quiet time to start your day in the right headspace.
  • Move your body! Exercise releases endorphins which make you happier, so try going for a walk, dancing around, or even doing push-ups.
  • Stay connected with people, including using videos during team meetings. It changes the feel of the virtual meetings and helps to build relationships.

As you are deciding what company to join, whether as your first job or the next step in your career, I’d encourage you to take the leap of faith to join a mid-size firm. The benefits range from having direct access to leadership, feeling seen and impactful within your team, and having the opportunity to take ownership. You’ll experience all those things here at McConnell & Jones. 

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn and follow our LinkedIn company page to stay up-to-date with all things MJ. 

Interested in joining McConnell Jones?

Check out our careers page for more information on life at McConnell & Jones and to apply to one of our open positions.  Some of our benefits include: Generous PTO and Paid Holidays, Healthcare & Wellness Benefits, 401(k) with 4% employer match. Diverse Culture and Genuine Work-Life Balance CPA License Assistance, Exam Reimbursement, and Renewal Reimbursement

About McConnell Jones LLP
McConnell & Jones LLP is a highly diverse CPA firm providing comprehensive financial, accounting and business advisory services to national and international clients. Founded in 1987, with an emphasis on providing assurance and tax service to the public and private sector, McConnell & Jones has since grown to encompass all aspects of business management, risk advisory, and business consulting to private and public companies as well as nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and state and federal government agencies across the country. 

With offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, Texas as well as Washington D.C., McConnell & Jones places emphasis on providing high-level services with technology-driven, secure solutions. The firm is ranked as a top accounting firm in the Southwest by Accounting Today. Follow us online or for additional information please see