King John
The combination of leading-edge audit technology and a passion for quality and innovation empowers our teams to build trust and confidence in financial reporting.

John King

EY Americas Vice Chair – Assurance

Advocate for audit quality and inclusive leadership. Track record of exceptional client service for large, multi-national organizations, as well as start-ups and rapid growth companies.

John leads more than 20,000 audit and financial and reporting professionals. He is responsible for Assurance services in the Americas, including Audit, Financial Accounting Advisory Services and Forensic & Integrity Services.

John recently served as the Assurance Managing Partner for the Southwest Region, which comprised 14 offices across nine states.

He is laser-focused on innovation and quality, as well as maintaining relationships across a wide range of stakeholders, including with our regulators.

John also demonstrates an exceptional commitment to our partners and our people and to their development as complete business professionals. With a deep, cross-sector client service background, John has served as coordinating partner and senior advisory partner for many Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous startup and rapid-growth companies.

John began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1992 and joined the US firm of Ernst & Young LLP in 2002, where he became a partner in 2003. He earned a BBA in Accounting from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

He resides in Houston with his wife, Julie, and their two children, Kendall and Jack. 

How John is building a better working world 

“I am a tireless advocate for audit quality and am proud of our commitment to this important work. Audit quality is the cornerstone of trust in our capital markets, and I work with our teams and leaders to maintain and exceed our high standards.”

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