Jay Burkett is the Chief Financial Officer of Rural/Metro Corporation, a leading provider of ambulance and fire protection services. As Chief Financial Officer, Jay is responsible for the overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting, multiple corporate functions including treasury, financial planning and analysis, internal controls, audit, tax and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Jay was formerly a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP and Grant Thornton LLP. As an advisory services partner with both firms, Jay provided a broad range of healthcare performance improvement services across a wide spectrum of the healthcare industry. In addition to his professional services experience, Jay served in several interim C-Suite roles throughout his 25 year career. Prior to his advisory services career, Jay has 12 years of auditing and related experience while with KPMG LLP.
Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Butler University and is a Certified Public Accountant. In 2011, Jay was recognized by Consulting Magazine as a Top 25 Consultant.