Joel Black

Joel has over twenty-two years of experience in public accounting, twelve years of which was with KPMG LLP, and serves a wide range of government clients. He joined Mauldin & Jenkins in 2004, becoming a partner in 2005. He currently serves on the firm’s Audit and Accounting Committee, helping establish audit policies and answering technical questions for the firm’s governmental partner group. Joel also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center and recently served as the chairman for one of five national AICPA task forces focused on improving the quality of Single Audits within the auditing profession.  His task force encompasses improving the testing of internal controls and compliance. Among his duties include rewriting three chapters of the AICPA Audit Guide on Government Auditing Standards and OMB Circular A-133 Audits. While at KPMG, he served as one of six managers within the firm who were GASB Statement No. 34 technical resources; answering questions on behalf of the firm’s Department of Professional Practice for KPMG personnel around the country.

Joel currently coordinates the Mauldin & Jenkins annual three day training for all governmental partners and staff and also developed and instructed the internal training on the new Risk Assessment Standards for audits. He also coordinates and leads the instruction of the free quarterly CPE provided to M&J clients.

Joel is often a speaker at government accounting and auditing conferences and is on the planning committee for the annual national AICPA Government and Not-for-Profit Training Program.  Joel also has taught at several other national and state courses – including courses on behalf of the AICPA, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama GFOAs, and Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama State Societies of CPAs.  Joel serves as a Technical Reviewer for the GFOA in the CAFR Certificate of Excellence in financial reporting program.

Joel graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Joel is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Government Finance Officers Association, the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association, and the Association of Government Accountants.