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McConnell & Jones Adds New Partner for Nonprofit / Government Assurance Group
McConnell & Jones LLP

March, 2011

McConnell & Jones LLP (M&J), one of Houston’s largest CPA firms, is proud to announce Jonathan Ellis as leader of the firm’s Nonprofit and Governmental Audit Practice.  In his new role, Ellis will promote and direct assurance services for a wide array of governmental agencies and nonprofit groups, including specialized niches such as private foundations, religious institutions, community colleges, charter schools, community enrichment groups and organizations with single audit requirements. 

With more than 12 years experience in various types of audits, Ellis has worked with nonprofit and governmental agencies of all types, including those in the very specialized healthcare market.  As a former audit practitioner in the Nonprofit and Healthcare Practices at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ellis’ experience also includes identifying improvements in internal controls over financial reporting, enhancement of operating efficiencies, and regulatory compliance.  

Ellis’ career has included considerable experience serving the nonprofit and healthcare industries. “Jonathan’s technical expertise, especially as it relates to the nonprofit healthcare institutions, enables us to greatly expand our capabilities and boost our capacity to provide the quality and depth of services our clients expect at McConnell & Jones,” stated Wayne McConnell, Managing Partner.

“The addition of Jonathan 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,” adds Thomas Jones, Partner of Tax Services,.  “He is a perfect fit for our team and we look forward to him working with McConnell & Jones’ rapidly growing client base.”

Ellis, a graduate of Regis University in Denver, Colorado is a member of the AICPA and the Texas Society of CPAs.. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his three kids, and playing several musical instruments such as the flute, oboe, and clarinet. 

About McConnell & Jones LLP:

McConnell & Jones LLP is a public accounting firm registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.  The firm specializes in financial statement audits, internal control reviews, tax planning and compliance, and strategy and business process consulting for public, private, nonprofit and government clients. McConnell & Jones is among the top 40 accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans, and according to a recent survey by the Houston Business Journal, McConnell and Jones is the 17th largest CPA firm in Houston. For additional information please see


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