Jay Duke

National Managing Partner, Advisory
BDO USA, LLP

Jay has more than 35 years of public accounting experience and leads BDO’s National Franchise Practice and National Advisory Practice.

Jay’s heavy involvement in the International Franchise Association (IFA) ranges from Hall of Fame Awards presenter, to well-known conference speaker at numerous IFA and franchise-industry conferences. He has spoken on topics including Private Equity in Franchising, International Franchise expansion, and numerous transactional, operational and financial franchise topics. Additionally, BDO co-authored a Franchise Tax Study with the IFA exploring the implications of the recent tax law changes in the industry. Jay is also a personal Max Contributor to the IFA’s FranPAC. Conferences include IFA’s Annual Convention, UnConference, Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC), International Franchise Expo (IFE), IFA Board Meeting, Springboard, Franchise Capital Exchange, IFA Fall Leadership & Public Affairs Conference, Franchise Leadership and Development Conference, and the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference.

During his BDO career, Jay served on the BDO Board of Directors and as the National Assurance Business Line Leader and the Managing Partner for the Dallas office assurance practice. He is also currently  involved in national and international M&A expansion efforts and a member of BDO’s Executive Team.

Jay has led numerous audit and consulting engagements for a diverse client base, assisting clients with mergers, acquisitions  and divestitures. He has provided consultation on public offerings, complex transactions and reporting requirements, arbitration and litigation matters, and discussions with the SEC.

His industry experience includes franchising, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, retail & consumer products and financial services.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the  IFA
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Louisiana Association of Certified Public Accountants
Mi Escuelita School, Board of Director’s Member
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

EDUCATION
B.S., Accounting, University of Illinois

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