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John D. Shurley, CPA

John D. Shurley, CPA

John Shurley has practiced in Warren Averett’s Audit Division for over 30 years and previously held the role of Atlanta’s Office Managing Member. He brings to clients extensive experience in the review and preparation of audited financial statements and the development of accounting systems for various business concerns. John provides fraud and forensic investigations and litigation support services including court testimony, arbitration and mediation. Since joining the Firm in 1982, he has concentrated his efforts in audits and reviews of financial statements, as well as consulting with clients in the areas of accounting systems, cost accounting, job cost systems, inventory management, budgets, projections, financing, employee benefit plans, ESOP transactions and business financial planning. John has also represented clients in numerous mergers and acquisition transactions including the performance of due diligence procedures. John is an active University of Georgia alumnus, and he partners with the University of Georgia’s Bulldog 100 program.


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Board of Advisors

Community Involvement

  • Georgia Southern University, Board Advisory Member
  • Georgia Southern University, Graduate Program, Fraud and Forensics, School of Accountancy
  • University of Georgia, Bulldog 100

Ask Me About

  • Financial Reporting, planning mergers and acquisitions
  • Litigation – resolution of business disputes, lost profit analysis and shareholder disputes
  • Strategic planning and management consulting
  • Golf vacations in Scotland
  • Boy Scouts of America