J Stephen Nouss, CGMA,CPA
Mr. Nouss has thirty years of diverse business and public accounting experience including 16 years of accounting & auditing with PricewaterhouseCoopers and five years of consulting services as a Partner with Grant Thornton. He served in various management positions including two Fortune 500 companies and mid market private companies. Mr. Nouss experience includes the establishment of international operations adapting to unique business environments, initiating and directing change in the form of process improvements related to acquisitions and divestitures, directing a private placement equity infusion & establishing a credit facility financing arrangement.
Mr. Nouss executive experience includes positions as Senior Vice President Finance, Accounting & Operations, Partner with Grant Thornton LLP providing Business Advisory Services for large and mid market companies in Florida, and Chief Financial Officer for a public company. Industry experience includes real estate, transportation, logistics, distribution, manufacturing, refining, construction, retail, banking and professional services. Operational experience includes implementing information technology initiatives, enhancements to the corporate governance structure, establishing EHS program, investor relations, internal controls, SOX 404, and restructuring back office accounting, finance and treasury functions.
Mr. Nouss earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Business Administration and majored in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Florida, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant from the AICPA. He is a Past President of the FICPA and Council Member of the AICPA.
Mr. Nouss is currently Vice President on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Athletic Association and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has also made numerous presentations to CPA’s on Corporate Governance, COSO’s Internal Control Integrated Framework, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 and other technical topics. Mr. Nouss is married with two children and resides in Lighthouse Point.