J. Russell Madray, CPA

With more than 25 years of professional experience, including stints at two Big 4 accounting firms, Russ Madray is a nationally-known accounting and auditing thought leader, writer, and advisor helping CPAs throughout the country understand and implement technical accounting and auditing issues.

Mr. Madray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accountancy and Finance at Clemson University, one of the country’s most selective public research universities. In 2014, Clemson University students chose Russ as Alumni Master Teacher for outstanding undergraduate classroom instruction. The annual award is presented to a faculty member nominated by the student body and selected by the Student Alumni Council. 

As an author, Russ is responsible for several of the profession’s best-selling books. He also authors many of the AICPA’s publications and is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Accountancy. In addition, he authors the Thomson-Reuters monthly Accounting and Auditing Report, the widely-used monthly update of accounting and auditing issues that is distributed nationally to CPAs in public practice and industry.

Mr. Madray earned a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University in 1986 and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University in 1988. He is a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor, a certified management accountant, and a certified financial manager. He is a past member of the AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee and has served on several other AICPA and state-level committees and boards.

Russ, an avid runner and cyclist, is a native of Greenville, SC.