Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Areas of Expertise
Tax Compliance and Planning
Business Mergers & Acquisitions
State Tax Audits
Josh joined Edgar, Kiker & Cross, PC in 2008 after a brief management career with a local business, which was awarded Business of the Year during his tenure by one of the local Chambers of Commerce. He became a shareholder of the firm on Jan. 1, 2016.
The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy licensed him to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in December of 2012. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants where he has served on numerous committees at both the state and local levels. Current Society involvement includes PAC Committee (member), Chapter Legislative Coordinating (chair), and also the Regulatory and Legislative committee (chair) for the Southeast Texas Chapter. He also currently serves as an advisory member on the Qualifications Committee to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Past committee service includes the Strategic Planning Committee, Nominations and Membership (chair). He is also a Past President of the Southeast Texas Chapter. In addition to the Texas Society of CPA’s, he has previously served as President of the Board of Directors for Stable-Spirit, is a past member of the Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization, has served as a director of the Southeast Texas Estate Planners Council, and is also a graduate of the 2014 class of Leadership Southeast Texas, and participated in the TXCPA sponsored Leadership Development Institute.
In 2014, Josh received the TXCPA Rising Star award, which is given to Texas CPAs who are 40 years old or younger and have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and active involvement in TXCPA, the accounting profession and/or their communities. In 2017 he received both the Outstanding Committee Chairman Award for his service on the Membership Committee, and the Southeast Texas Chapter was awarded the Outstanding Chapter Award during Josh’s year as President. In 2018 Josh served a one year appointment to the Executive Board of the TXCPA. In 2019 Josh was recognized as the Young CPA of the Year by the Texas Society of CPA’s which is bestowed on a CPA who is a member of TXCPA and a local chapter. The individual, 39 years or under, has made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the community and is a member of at least one other professional organization. In addition, Josh has received recognition for his service as the chairman of the PAC committee for each year of 2017 – 2022 for exceeding fundraising goals established by the State Society.
Josh has spoken publicly at Lamar University, on career panels around the state and has also been a guest on several podcasts. Josh is passionate about all things Beaumont and Southeast Texas, and spends all of his spare time with his wife, Cheryl, and French Bulldogs, Slade and Rowan. He loves to spend time outdoors on their boat, cycling, and traveling with his wife.