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Jay S. Von Kannel, CPA
Director of Medicaid Audits
South Carolina Office of the State Auditor

Jay Von Kannel currently serves as the Director of Medicaid Audits for the South Carolina Office of the State Auditor.  He began his career with the Auditor’s Office in 1982 and has over 34 years of experience conducting audits and agreed-upon procedure engagements of Medicaid financial and statistical reports filed by institutional health care providers.  In addition to his Medicaid audit experience, Jay has assisted in Medicaid fraud investigations and worked on numerous statewide Single Audit engagements.

He became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1988, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Association of State Auditors, Controllers and Treasurers (NASACT), and the Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina (GFOASC).

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Jay has lived in the Columbia area since 1974. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accounting).  Jay and his wife, Lori, have been married 34 years and have two daughters.