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Armanino’s Partner Jeff Owens Honored by Southern Methodist University with its Outstanding Young Alumni Award

DALLAS (May 9, 2018) – Armanino LLP, one of the top 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., announced today Jeff Owens, partner-in-charge of audit in its Dallas office, will receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU). The honor recognizes an SMU Cox alumni under the age of 40 with a position of distinction in the business community while serving as active civic leaders and community partners. 

“We are extremely proud of Jeff for being recognized by his alma mater with such a special award,” said Perry Kaufman, partner-in-charge of Armanino’s Dallas office. “Jeff is our firm’s core values personified. He is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our clients and people, while fostering a culture that embraces positive energy.”

Jeff has more than 16 years of experience in public accounting. As the leader of the Dallas audit department, he focuses on serving the nonprofit and technology sectors. There he helps clients keep up with the accounting and tax regulatory environment, maintain strong financial reporting processes and internal controls and access the capital markets.

He is a member of Armanino’s audit partner counsel and the firm’s partner nominating committee. Jeff’s dedication to the industry extends beyond the firm through his membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

Jeff is one of two recipients of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and will be recognized on Friday, May 11 at the Cox School of Business Alumni Awards Luncheon.

About ArmaninoLLP

Armanino LLP ( is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. The firm extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Global, one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (, a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital ( is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

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