Jeffrey Lester

Senior Assurance Manager

Jeffrey Lester joined McDonald Jacobs as an Audit Manager in 2018. He has worked in public accounting since 2009, and has experience auditing many industries before specializing in non-profits. Jeffrey was drawn to McDonald Jacobs because of the people – both in the firm and at our clients. Jeffrey adopts a hands-on, collaborative approach to audits, which comes from his education background. He is responsive, dependable, and will look for areas to add value, from internal control analysis to presentations about changing accounting pronouncements.


  • Master’s in Accounting from the University of Southern California
  • Undergraduate degree in Mathematics from University of California Santa Cruz

Current and Past Community Involvement: Prior to entering public accounting, he worked as a professional educator, teaching math to high school students in rural Southern California.

Industries: Nonprofit Organizations


In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys playing basketball, reading, and playing with his three children.

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