Josh Jones is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s US Professional Practice Department and is based in McLean, VA. Josh specializes in public company audit matters, including the interpretation and application of the standards and guidance of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. 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.