Joel serves as the partner in charge of the assurance practice at Mauldin & Jenkins. He has over twenty-six years of experience in public accounting, twelve years of which was with KPMG LLP, and serves a wide range of government clients. He joined the firm in 2004, becoming a partner in 2005. He also currently serves as the AICPA’s sole representative to the GASAC (Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council), which is the official group that advises the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) on issues related to projects on the Board’s agenda, possible new agenda items, and project priorities. Joel also recently served on the AICPA’s State and Local Government Expert Panel after previously serving on the executive committee of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center. His responsibilities have included responding to GASB exposure drafts on behalf of the profession, instructing at national conferences, and updating and re-writing several chapters of the AICPA Accounting and Audit Guide for State and Local Governments and the AICPA Audit Guide on Government Auditing Standards and the Uniform Guidance. He also previously served as the chairman for one of five national AICPA task forces focused on improving the quality of Single Audits. His task force encompasses improving the testing of internal controls and compliance. 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 was awarded the 2017 Service award for the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association. He is often a speaker at government accounting and auditing conferences and currently serves on the planning committee for the annual national AICPA Government Accounting and Auditing Update Conference (GAAC). 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 currently coordinates and leads the instruction of the free quarterly CPE provided to M&J governmental clients. He also helps coordinate the Mauldin & Jenkins annual three-day training for all governmental partners and staff.
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.
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