Jake Morris has experience in both the accounting industry and as a controller. He has fine-tuned his accounting knowledge throughout his career by focusing his time and efforts on personnel/department management and leadership, banking relationships, month-end procedures and reconciliations, financial statement presentation and analysis, budgeting/forecasting, evaluation of financial ratios, debt compliance, and development/analysis of financial reports. Jake excels at improving client relationships and is a highly skilled communicator who strives for maximum transparency between his team and the people they serve.
Before joining Whitley Penn, Jake served as an audit manager and then as a controller. In his role as an audit manager, he led audit teams in performing risk-based financial statement audits for public and private corporations, as well as employee benefit plan audits. Working as a controller, Jake lead an accounting department of 12 people while also managing executive expectations to allow for a smooth efficient operation of the accounting and finance functions at the firm.
Board and Community Service
- Big Climb Houston – Executive Committee Member
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA)