Josh Jones

Partner, Americas Director of Audit and Chief Auditor, Audit Services


Josh Jones currently serves as Ernst & Young’s US Americas director of audit and chief auditor and is based in Tysons, VA. In that role, Josh leads efforts focused on developing and maintaining audit policy, methodology, guidance, tools and training for EY’s audit engagement teams. He also concentrates on monitoring and responding to the standard-setting activities of the PCAOB, the AICPA and the SEC.  Additionally, Josh oversees EY’s guidance and consultation to audit engagement teams on auditing and reporting matters, and other attestation engagements; including auditing, evaluating and reporting on ICFR related matters.

Josh re-joined Ernst & Young after serving more than three years on the staff of the SEC. As a former Senior Associate Chief Accountant in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant, he specialized in the SEC’s guidance related to the evaluation of internal control over financial reporting and auditing matters related to public companies. He also played a key role in many of the SEC’s activities with respect to its oversight of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Josh also spent one year as a Senior Director, Professional Practice, Policy & Research at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) where he led the CAQ’s member services, professional practice and public policy activities.

Prior to serving on the staff of the SEC, Josh spent 10 years in public accounting where he performed audits of public and private companies of varying size, primarily in the consumer products industry.