Jeff Burgess Death – Family and friends mourns death of Grant Thornton LLP National Managing Partner Jeff Burgess who passed away recently. He died on Sunday 24th September 2023 leaving his beloved family, friends and colleagues heartbroken. He was confirmed dead through a post that says “My great friend Jeffrey Lynn Burgess, Teague college dorm mate, after college apartment roommate, partner in crime in many instances, and brother in Christ, went to be with our Lord this morning, Sunday October 24th”. the cause of his death was not stated.
Jeff Burgess Education and Career
According to his LinkedIn, Jeff Burgess graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) majoring in Accounting. For nearly two decades, he contributed his expertise as an Audit Partner at Arthur Andersen, a prominent American accounting firm headquartered in Chicago. During his tenure from 1984 to 2002, Arthur Andersen specialized in offering comprehensive services such as auditing, tax advising, consulting, and various professional services to major corporations.
In 2002, Jeff Burgess transitioned to the role of National Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP, a position he held until his retirement in 2021. As Grant Thornton’s National Managing Partner of Audit Services, he skillfully directed operations from his office in Charlotte, overseeing the delivery of essential accounting services crucial to the success of the firm’s clients.
Who was Jeff Burgess?
Prior to this, Burgess served as the National Managing Partner of Professional Standards and also held a leadership position at the Greensboro, North Carolina office. His dedication to his customers was one of the highlights of his professional life. He thinks that the foundation of any successful professional services business is a dedication to the happiness of its clients. Grant Thornton LLP has grown and maintained its client base because of his emphasis on listening to clients and providing them with individualized services.
Beyond his devotion to satisfying clients, Jeff Burgess was equally invested in developing his colleagues’ skills. Many individuals at Grant Thornton have benefited from his tutelage and guidance, and he has tried to instill in them the same passion for success that has distinguished his own career. The success of the teams he has built and led speaks to his dedication to the development of his peers.
Jeff Burgess’ obituary will be released by the family
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