William “JJ” Edmunds is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and senior manager with over eight 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 five 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. At PBMares, he is a member of our Audit Technical and Emerging Issues Group and our Data Analytics ACE Team.
When not serving clients, JJ spends time with his wife, Lauren, their daughter, Tatum, and their two labs. He is an avid sports fan who also enjoys paddle boarding and traveling to new places.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & AWARDS
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Institute of Internal Auditors
- Chamber RVA (Richmond, Virginia)
- Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors
- Chair of the VSCPA’s Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC)
- 2019 Recipient of the VSCPA’s Top 5 Under 35 Award
- Leadership Team for the ChamberRVA’s Helping Young Professional Engage (HYPE) Group