Professional Headshot of JJay Payne

Jay Payne

Tax Office Managing Partner


Executive Summary

Jay Payne oversees the operations in the tax practice of the Charlotte office, helping clients and colleagues address the myriad of tax issues related to sophisticated business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and growing businesses.
After more than 20 years in public accounting, Jay is experienced in developing and executing strategy with technical resources to bring additional value to his clients, including accounting method reviews, cost segregation services, credits and incentives, international tax structuring, state and local tax consulting, valuation, assurance services, and more. He also regularly lends his experience in financial reporting of income taxes for GAAP under ASC 740 to support assurance services and provide confidence to clients surrounding their income tax disclosures.
Previously, Jay was a tax partner at a Big Four firm, where he focused on the unique needs of companies experiencing growth due to new innovations, expanding markets and increased brand awareness.
Jay has provided services for clients in a variety of industries, including gaming, hospitality and leisure, healthcare, retail and consumer products, energy and natural resources, real estate and construction, and manufacturing and distribution.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)

  • M.S., Taxation, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
  • B.S., Accounting, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University