David Sewell

David Sewell

Dave Sewell is a partner at Ernst and Young where he serves as the US-Central Region Audit Leader for Assurance Services with over 20 years of years of experience serving clients in the Atlanta area. Prior to this role, Dave served as one of the Assurance Leaders for the Georgia/Alabama market. He has been with EY for 22 years and completed a four-year rotation in the firm’s National Accounting Professional Practice Group in New York.

While in Professional Practice, Dave assisted in the resolution of clients’ complex accounting issues, developed the firm’s accounting guidance, and interacted with the standard setters such as the FASB and regulators like the SEC. Dave’s areas of emphasis while in Professional Practice included business combinations, consolidations and non-controlling interests, equity method and joint venture accounting, segments, spin-offs, goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets impairment, reorganizations and nonmonetary transactions.   

Dave’s industry focuses have primarily been technology, consumer products, retail, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution. Dave spent most of his auditing career serving Georgia-Pacific (G-P) in various capacities. Since his return to Atlanta, Dave has primarily served a technology company and a manufacturing company. Dave served as the engagement partner on the ARRIS International plc audit engagement, a $7 billion multinational company based in Suwanee, Georgia, as well as the Coordinating Partner role for G-P and another SEC registrant in the technology sector.

Dave graduated from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. He is a licensed CPA in the states of Georgia, New York and Maryland. He is the board chair of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, which serves under-served minorities in the Atlanta community and serves on the Americas Inclusiveness Council and the Global Diversity and Inclusiveness Advisory Council. He has worked extensively with Ernst & Young’s College Mentoring for Access and Persistence (CMAP), both in Atlanta and in New York.

Dave has three children and is actively involved in their sporting and extracurricular activities.

Dave joined the Board in 2021.

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