With more than 30 years of professional experience, including stints at two Big 4 accounting firms, Russ Madray is a nationally-known accounting and auditing thought leader, writer, and advisor helping CPAs throughout the country understand and implement technical accounting and auditing issues. Mr. Madray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accountancy at Clemson University, one of the country’s most selective public research universities. He also serves as Scholar-in-Residence at Elliott Davis, in Greenville, SC. With more than 750 professionals across the southeast, Elliott Davis ranks among the top 30 accounting firms in the U.S.
As an author, Russ is responsible for several of the profession’s best-selling books. He also authors many of the AICPA’s publications and is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Accountancy. In addition, he serves as a Senior Fellow in the AICPA’s Center for Plain English Accounting, the AICPA’s national accounting and auditing resource center. Mr. Madray earned a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University in 1986 and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University in 1988. He is a certified public accountant, a certified global management accountant, a certified internal auditor, a certified management accountant, and a certified financial manager. He is a past member of the AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee and has served on several other AICPA and state-level committees and boards.