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Jones, Kevin

Focus:Teaching Focused Faculty
Academic Unit:Accounting
Positions:Instructor, Masters of Science in Accounting Program Director
Office Location:TBD
Office Hours:By Appointment
Education:
  • Juris Doctor (Cum Laude), Temple University 1993
  • Master of Science, Taxation, Georgetown University 1988
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, James Madison University 1981
Profile:

Kevin Jones has over 35 years of experience counseling clients on the tax aspects of business transactions, and he has extensive experience negotiating and litigating tax controversies at the federal and state levels. He has performed research and tax planning and implemented tax minimization strategies for business entities in a variety of industries, including government contracting, high technology, manufacturers, distributors, mass media, construction, real estate, hospitality, retail, and professional services. In addition, in his prior role, he was the tax advisor to the Washington Redskins.

Previously, Kevin worked in both law firm and accounting firm environments and was a law clerk to The Honorable Laurence J. Whalen at the United States Tax Court. He graduated, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law where he was a member of the Temple Law Review. He also worked for the national tax office of a Big 4 accounting firm where, as a member of the firm’s “Think Tank” he worked on the development of new and cutting edge tax strategies for implementation on behalf of firm clients nationwide.

Kevin completed a five-year term as a member of the editorial advisory board of The Tax Adviser, the monthly magazine of tax planning, trends and techniques published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The board is comprised of top tax professionals from the Big 4 and other accounting firms, college professors and major law firms. In that role, Kevin was responsible for reviewing feature articles for publication in the magazine prior to publication. Kevin himself is a prolific writer and often performs speaking engagements for in-house training, client practice development and outside continuing education providers. Kevin is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at James Madison University has also been an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of Maryland.

Research and Awards:
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board ‐ The Tax Advisor, AICPA monthly magazine of planning, trends, and techniques 2010‐2015
  • Temple University School of Law
    • Member of Temple Law Review
    • Joseph W. Price, III Award as Outstanding Student in Tax Law
    • American Jurisprudence Award – Legal Writing
    • Best Paper – Corporate Tax
    • Best Paper – Partnership Tax