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I’m passionate about client service and dedicated to leveraging people, process and technology to improve audit quality.

Bill Strait

EY Americas Assurance Deputy Vice Chair

Proud Texan, Baylor alumni, 27-year accountancy professional and Texas CPA. Living in Houston with my wife and sons. Fighting for a better working world and more harmonious communities.

As EY Americas Assurance Deputy Vice Chair, Bill oversees a $5 billion business and is responsible for all aspects of the Americas Assurance strategy, including growth, quality, risk, talent, operations, brand and culture.  

Prior to his current role, he was Houston office managing partner from 2017 to 2020, leading office’s of nearly 1,800 employees and partners, cultivating an inclusive culture of high performance and competing in the market to deliver the firm’s full capabilities.

Bill also previously served as the presiding partner for the Americas Advisory Council and US Partner/Principal Council and as a member of the EY Global Governance Council and the EY Global Firm Audit Committee.   

He has worked with numerous large companies on complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, international expansion, debt and equity issuances, equity method investments and IT system conversions. 

He holds a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University. 

How Bill is building a better working world

“In every role at EY, I strive to compete in the market to deliver the firm’s full capabilities while cultivating a high-performance culture through a willingness to collaborate, empathy for and focus on others and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

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