Jared James


Jared has provided IT auditing and consulting services since 2012. He performs System and Organization Controls (SOC) compliance examinations including SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, SOC for Supply Chain, and SOC for Cybersecurity, as well as other internal controls assessments and engagements.

Jared leads clients through the SOC process including readiness assessments, execution of SOC examinations, and maintenance and updating of internal controls to meet market demands and changing requirements. He works in a variety of industries including technology, health care, communications and media, and professional services. Jared supports and is responsible for quality assurance of templates and guidance for the firm’s SOC engagements.

Jared specializes in risk management with an emphasis on information technology security. His expertise includes assessing the design and operation of internal IT controls and organizational structure as well as technical controls and systems supporting financial audits.

Jared has a deep understanding of identifying risks, designing controls to mitigate those risks, and determining an acceptable amount of residual risk. In addition, Jared is a member of the AICPA CPA Exam BEC Subcommittee, which is responsible for reviewing and approving content for the CPA exam.

External Publications

  • "Reduce Risk and Due Diligence Effort with a SOC for Supply Chain Examination" (Portland Business Journal, August 2020)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • SOC Reporting and COVID-19: How to Protect Data and Operations
    (Moss Adams Webcast, June 2020)
  • SOC for Cybersecurity: Check your Cyber Threat Management
    (Moss Adams Webcast, January 2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, International Information System Certification Consortium (ISC2)
  • Member, ISACA
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Advanced SOC for Service Organizations Certification
  • BS, accounting, Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • MA, management information systems, University of Nevada-Reno

Insights from Jared James