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Lynn Jones, CPA, CFE

Lynn Jones, CPA, CFE

Lynn Jones is a Bates Consulting and Testifying 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.

Lynn is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:

Credentials

EXPERIENCE

Bates Group LLC, Consulting and Testifying Expert, 2018 - Present
Tulane University, Adjunct Lecturer, New Orleans, LA, 2015 – Present
University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2011 – 2015; Senior Lecturer, 2013 – 2015; Lecturer, 2011 – 2013
JONES & Co., Managing Principal, Plano, TX, 2007 – 2013
Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC, Managing Director, Dallas, TX, 2006 – 2007
JONES & Co., Managing Principal, Marina del Rey, CA and Mandeville, LA, 2003 – 2007
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Senior Managing Director, Los Angeles, CA, 1999 – 2003
University of California Los Angeles, Instructor, Department of Business and Management, UCLA Extension/part-time, Los Angeles, CA, 1997 – 1999
JONES & Co., Owner, Los Angeles, CA and Newport Beach, CA, 1989 – 2003
KPMG Peat Marwick Main & Co., Senior Manager, Los Angeles, CA, 1987 – 1989
Price Waterhouse & Co., 1979 – 1995; Manager, Houston, TX, 1983 – 1985; Senior Consultant, Consultant, Staff Accountant, Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA, 1979 – 1983

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science (BS), Accounting, Business Management, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & ACCREDITATIONS

Certified Public Accountant, Licensed by the State of: Texas, 1983– Present; California, 1981– Present; Louisiana, 2003 – Present; Maryland, 2008 – 2010

Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 1992 – 2016

Business Valuation Accreditation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2008 – 2016

Financial Forensics Certification, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2008 – 2010

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • 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  

Contact Bates Group

Bates Group is with you every step of the way. Contact us today for more information on how our End-to-End Solutions can help your firm.