- Audit and assurance
Jeff Hughes is Grant Thornton’s national managing partner of Audit Quality and Risk and is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. Based in Atlanta, he oversees all quality control functions for the firm’s Audit practice. In addition to his responsibilities at Grant Thornton, Hughes is also a member of the Grant Thornton International LTD (GTIL) Global Audit Quality Steering Committee and the GTIL Client Acceptance Committee.
Hughes has more than 35 years of experience in the accounting and audit industry, including serving international and domestic organizations in a wide array of industries and providing oversight of firms auditing public companies. He has also served in several quality-control roles.
Previously, Hughes served as the national managing partner of Audit Risk Management, where he led client acceptance and reacceptance processes, internal inspection programs, peer reviews and other quality-control programs and initiatives. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2010, Hughes was a regional associate director at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), where he led the inspection activities of the Southeast region and inspections of international firms. Before that, he was an Audit partner at an international accounting firm.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- CPA — Georgia, Virginia
- Georgia Society of CPAs
- College of William & Mary, Mason School of Business Accounting Programs Board, Member and Past Chairman
- Frequent guest lecturer at various colleges and universities
- Frequent speaker and panelist at association and trade events
- BBA, Accounting, College of William & Mary
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