Josh is known for developing relationships with his clients to best serve as a trusted advisor, not a critic. Working with dynamic clients at all stages of their business lifecycles makes the work he does both exciting and rewarding. Josh excels at understanding his clients’ business needs, a skill he’s developed from years of experience serving complex organizations. Collaboration with management teams to achieve their goals, while providing proactive and timely communication, is a quality his clients appreciate.
Josh began his career in public accounting with an internship at Grant Thornton in 2011. Following graduation, Josh joined Grant’s audit team in Atlanta in 2013. During his time with the firm, he spent six months on rotation in Sydney, Australia gaining valuable experience assisting clients with IFRS compliance and coordinating multi-national audits. More recently, Josh was a manager in Grant Thornton’s Salt Lake City audit practice where he served both publicly traded and privately held companies.
Throughout his career, Josh has served a variety of clients ranging from closely held, domestic entities to listed, multinational organizations. His industry experience includes technology, software and consumer products companies, and his primary areas of focus are revenue recognition, equity arrangements, purchase price allocations and compensation accounting.
Josh earned his BBA in Accounting, cum laude, in 2011 and his Masters of Accountancy in 2012 from the University of Georgia. He is currently enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin’s MBA program with plans to graduate in 2020. Josh became a CPA in 2014 and is licensed in the state of Texas. He is a member of the AICPA.
When Josh isn’t working, you can find him trying to fight off his slice on the golf course or fly fishing on the Guadalupe River.
When you retire…
I’d like to travel the world and come home to a modest ranch here in Texas.
What can’t you stop talking about?
I can’t stop talking about college football. Growing up in SEC country and now being a Texas Longhorn takes up a lot of my free time staying up to date on recruiting and upcoming games.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Austin?
My favorite thing to do in Austin is to continue my search for the best beef brisket at the many BBQ restaurants in the area. Franklin Barbecue is a strong leader so far, but the search never ends.
What’s your favorite family tradition?
My grandpa, uncle and I go on an annual trip to quail and pheasant hunt in Kansas. We bring our German shorthaired and English pointers that we’ve raised and trained for generations.