Jeffrey L. Burgess

Jeffery Burgess
Jeffrey L. Burgess
National Managing Partner, Audit
+1 704 632 3940
Jeff Burgess is Grant Thornton’s national managing partner of Audit Services and a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. Previously, Burgess served as national managing partner of Professional Standards, as well as a member of Grant Thornton’s Partnership Board. Earlier in his career, Burgess was partner-in-charge of the firm’s National Professional Practice Director Group and the National Professional Practice director for the Southeast region. Burgess has also served as the partner-in-charge of the Greensboro, N.C. office and as the Professional Standards partner for the Carolinas offices. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2002, he spent more than 17 years with Arthur Andersen, where he served a wide array of public and private companies in numerous industries.

Burgess has extensive experience in financial consulting projects, including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, acquisition and disposition due diligence, and process mapping and improvement projects. He has participated directly in operational and productivity improvement projects; deduction and chargeback process improvement projects; preparation of financial forecasts and projections; and numerous regulatory filings, including debt offerings and initial public offerings. Burgess also frequently lectures on various emerging accounting and SEC reporting topics.
Professional qualifications and memberships
  • CPA (#16496) — North Carolina
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Community involvement
  • Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas, Board Member
  • BS, Business Administration, Accounting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jeffery Burgess
Jeffrey L. Burgess
National Managing Partner, Audit
+1 704 632 6884
  • Transportation, logistics, wholesale and distribution
  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Private equity
  • Real estate and construction
  • Retail and consumer products
  • Technology, media, entertainment and telecommunications
Service experience
  • Public sector
  • Audit
  • International audit
  • Restructuring & turnarounds
  • Public finance
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