Jim Estes

Vice Chair - Professional Practice


Jim has spent 34 years of professional experience with Ernst & Young devoted to serving global companies and their audit committees around the world and has extensive history collaborating with the majority of our Ernst & Young international member firms on global account matters.

Prior to becoming the US vice chair – professional practice, effective July 1, 219. Jim served as assurance managing partner for the Southeast region, Jim also led the assurance practice for Ernst & Young’s Florida market – 213 (served in similar role in Georgia prior to relocating to Florida).

Jim began his career with EY in the firm’s Cleveland national office as an accounting & auditing researcher. Former member of the Southeast area’s professional practice director group, responsible for consultations with other Ernst & Young partners located in 15 offices throughout seven states on complex accounting, auditing, and financial reporting matters.