J Ward Chaffin

  • Education
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  • Licenses & Certifications

Bachelor's Degree, University of Notre Dame
Master's Degree, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

““The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” ”

- Knute Rockne

Ward has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance, which includes the primary responsibilities of cash management, budget development, financial reporting, audit coordination, securing insurance, and overseeing tax requirements. Industries served by Ward include small to mid-sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, educational organizations, manufacturing, professional services and distribution. Prior to joining Crosslin in 2018, Ward served as the Director of Finance at Education Networks of America, Inc. where he was responsible for all financial and accounting activities.

Customers served by Ward include 3 Sons Media, Diabetes Corporation of America, Cool Springs Plastic Surgery, Brentwood Dental Specialists, Signs First, Travellers Rest, and Sun-Drop Bottling Co Inc.

Ward graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He also received a Master of Business Administration with honors from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Ward is an active member of the company’s Community Service Committee.