William “JJ” Edmunds is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Partner with over ten years of public accounting experience, providing audit and assurance services to the firm’s financial institution clients with assets ranging from $10 million to $7 billion. He manages and oversees internal and external audit services and has worked closely with clients in understanding their major financial processes to help them strengthen their internal control policies and procedures.
In conjunction with his assurance background, JJ has more than eight years of IT experience. His duties include supervising and assisting in the performance and application of information technology risk assessment, security review services, and he specializes in data protection and privacy. JJ is instrumental in analyzing the root cause and impact of IT issues through gaining a deep understanding of an organization’s operations. He actively translates IT risks, recommending business solutions, and advising organizations on designing strategies to create and improve sustainable data protection and enterprise-wide risk prevention programs.
In addition to being a CPA, JJ has earned the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) designation, and is also COSO Internal Control Certified. JJ also earned a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida. At PBMares, he is a member of our Audit Technical and Emerging Issues Group, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council, and our Data Analytics ACE Team.
When not serving clients, JJ spends time with his wife, Lauren, their daughter, Tatum, their son, Tucker and their lab. He is an avid sports fan who also enjoys paddle boarding and traveling to new places.
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