David E. Jones (Dave) has 35 years of public accounting experience and recently received a DM degree to pursue his passion of connecting students with employment ready skills. Dave is the faculty advisor for the Beta Alpha Psi honorary fraternity for accounting, finance and MIS students. Dave, CPA, CGMA received his BSBA from Auburn University, his MTx from Georgia State University and his Doctor of Management (DM) degree from Weatherhead. Jones worked with Aldridge, Borden & Company, P.C. a small local CPA firm in Montgomery, Alabama, as an auditor; and with Ernst & Young LLP as a tax partner in Atlanta, Orlando, Indianapolis and Cleveland. Jones has significant Big Four managerial leadership experience in the U.S. practice and global leadership experience with expatriate taxation in Ernst & Young’s global practice. Jones has served large SEC tax clients, individuals with high net worth and entrepreneurial ventures. Jones teaches the classes Advanced Federal Taxes, Advanced Financial Reporting, International Taxes and Principles of Accounting, among others.
Dave runs marathons, likes bicycling, gardening and mentoring students every day. He says: "the best day of the week is when I get to spend the entire day with students"
Jones’s research interests are primarily twofold: He conducts behavioral research on tax professionals as well as legal tax research, especially in international tax and domestic tax topics that are unique and unusual in nature. His legal tax research explores interesting cases that impact taxpayers and tax professionals as well as tax policy issues of importance. His current line of behavioral research explores how tax professionals make decisions.
A recent research paper by Jones entitled “Institutional Compliance vs. Client Loyalty in the Consideration of Ambiguous Tax Issues” was accepted for a cross-divisional presentation at the annual Academy of Management conference in August, 2012. Jones has an article with Dr. Tim Fogarty entitled: "BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: HOW TAX PRACTITIONERS STRADDLE CLIENT ADVOCACY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES" accepted in a Special Issue of Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management.
DM, Case Western Reserve University, 2013
MTX, Georgia State University, 1985
BSBA, Auburn University, 1975
Interests and Courses
Legal tax research, Behavioral tax professional,
Multi-jurisdictional tax, business entity taxation, Advanced Accounting
Recent Courses and Syllabi
- Advanced Financial Reporting
- Advanced Accounting Seminar (Tax)
- Advanced Federal Taxes
- Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation
- Jones, D. E.
INSTITUTIONAL COMPLIANCE VS. CLIENT LOYALTY IN THE CONSIDERATION OF AMBIGUOUS ISSUES: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF TAX ADVICE AOM.
- Jones, D. E.
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: HOW TAX PRACTITIONERS STRADDLE CLIENT ADVOCACY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AAA Ohio Regional Meeting.
- Jones, D. E., Fogarty, T. J.
“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Tax Practitioners Straddle Client Advocacy and Professional Responsibility” Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management.
Academic and Professional Activities
- Committee Member, Council, 2015 - Present
- Committee Member, UGIS, 2014 - Present
- Committee Member, FSCUE, 2014 - Present
- Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Program Faculty Advisor, 2013 - Present
- George J. Malanos Award, Georgia State University. (1985).