McConnell & Jones LLP (MJ), a national leader in employee benefit plan audits, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Ernest, CPA, FCCA, to Partner of ERISA Assurance and Compliance Services.
Ernest has more than 20 years total experience in auditing and accounting for a variety of industries and benefit plan sponsors with extensive knowledge in the accounting, auditing, and reporting requirements of employee benefit plans. He is a specialist in benefit plan accounting, auditing, legislative, and regulatory issues to include SEC and DOL rules and regulations. As a leader in this specialty practice, he has been responsible for the design and implementation of employee benefit plan audit methodology, as well as the development and delivery of training to colleagues on his team. In addition, Ernest is well-versed in compliance requirements related to the preparation of IRS Form 5500, and as partner he will continue to lead this practice area for MJ.
“I have worked with Eric for more than 13 years and look forward to continuing our working relationship as he assumes his new leadership role in this important practice niche,” said McConnell & Jones Managing Partner, Wayne McConnell. “Promoting leadership from within our organization is a priority. Not only does it ensure a seamless transition for our clients, but it also guarantees our internal processes and team "synergies" stay connected. ”
About McConnell & Jones LLP:
McConnell & Jones LLP is a public accounting firm specializing in financial statement audits, benefit plan audits, internal control reviews, tax planning and compliance, and strategy and business process consulting for public, private, and government clients. McConnell & Jones is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is active in both the Governmental Audit Quality Center as well as the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center. McConnell & Jones is among the top accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans, and according to a recent survey by the Houston Business Journal, is one of the largest CPA firm in Houston. For additional information please see www.mcconnellandjones.com.