Gregory J. Jonas is Director of the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) which supports and informs the audit oversight activities of the PCAOB through research, risk assessment, data analysis and knowledge management.
Prior to joining the PCAOB, Mr. Jonas was the Managing Director in the Equity Research Group at Morgan Stanley. Previously, he spent six years as a Managing Director at Moody’s Investors’ Service.
Mr. Jonas worked for 23 years at Arthur Andersen, where he started as a Staff Accountant before becoming a Partner and then Managing Director in the Professional Standards Group. He ended his tenure there leading the technical functions that supported Andersen’s worldwide audit practice.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Jonas served as Executive Director of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Special Committee on Financial Reporting, which undertook a major project to improve the relevance and reliability of the information companies report to investors. He also served as a Practice Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, where he addressed emerging practice problems.
Mr. Jonas has published widely, including more than 100 research reports explaining the analytical implications of financial reporting issues, and more than 30 articles on improving business reporting and measuring the quality of financial reporting and audit committees.
Mr. Jonas holds B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Michigan.