Lynn Jones is a Bates Group affiliate expert with more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and consulting and 10 years of university-level teaching experience. He has been involved in numerous consulting projects involving investigative accounting, loss claims, the determination of economic damages, business valuation, and fraud investigations.
Mr. Jones has testified as an expert in a number of commercial litigation matters on topics including methods used to perpetrate fraud, financial statement manipulation, auditing procedures, professional ethics for public accountants and business valuation. Additionally, he has published articles and has been a featured speaker at industry conferences and panels.
Mr. Jones has taught financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing and advanced auditing at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level. His teaching experience includes positions at UCLA, the University of Texas at Dallas and Tulane University, where he is a current adjunct faculty member.
Mr. Jones has also been engaged as a consultant by health care providers, specialized insurance companies, banks, manufacturers, universities and non-internet technology companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Adjunct Lecturer, 2015 – Present
University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, Senior Lecturer, 2013 – 2015
University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, Lecturer, 2011 – 2013
JONES & Co., Plano, TX, Managing Principal, 2007 – 2013
Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC, Dallas, TX, Managing Director, 2006 – 2007
JONES & Co., Marina del Rey, CA and Mandeville, LA, Managing Principal, 2003 – 2007
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Senior Managing Director, 1999 – 2003
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Instructor, Department of Business and Management, UCLA Extension/part-time, 1997 – 1999
JONES & Co., Los Angeles, CA and Newport Beach, CA, Owner, 1989 – 2003
KPMG Peat Marwick Main & Co., Los Angeles, CA, Senior Manager, 1987 – 1989
Price Waterhouse & Co., Houston, TX, Manager, 1983 – 1985
Price Waterhouse & Co., Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA, Senior Consultant, Consultant, Staff Accountant, 1979 – 1983
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Master of Business Administration, 1979
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, Bachelor of Science: Accounting, 1977; Business Management, 1976
Certified Public Accountant, Licensed by the State of: Texas, 1983– Present; California, 1981– Present; Louisiana, 2003 – Present; Maryland, 2008 – 2010
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Fraud Examiner, 1992 – 2016
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Business Valuation Accreditation, 2008 – 2016
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Forensics Certification, 2008 – 2010
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Forensic & Valuation Services Section
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), New Orleans Chapter
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), Forensic and Valuation Services Committee, 1982 – 1986; 2007 – 2011
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), Past Chair, Economic Damages Section of the CalCAP Litigation Sections; Litigation Sections Steering Committee, 1979 – 2007
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