Jay Thomas


Healthcare Internal Audit


Jay joined Emory's Internal Audit Division in May 2013.  In this role, he is responsible for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and business processes for the Emory Healthcare System.

Prior to joining Emory, Jay was a federal auditor with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  The GAO's engagements focus on strengthening accountability for the federal government's operations and assets by performing financial analyses, assessing internal controls, and identifying and suggesting improvements in a variety of financial areas.  Jay participated in the financial statement audits of the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. government's consolidated financial statements.  In addition, Jay participated in performance audits involving financial regulations and the banking industry.

Jay earned a Master of Accountancy from Rutgers University, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Kennesaw State University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Coastal Carolina University.  Jay is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Auditing Professional, and Certified Government Finance Manager.  Jay is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, and Association of Government Accountants.