“In a client-oriented profession, the primary goal is to help clients achieve their desired business goals. To do this, it is imperative to keep their bests interests in mind and offer ideal solutions for their specific situation.”
Jim currently serves as a principal in the firm’s audit department. His primary focus is providing comprehensive audit and review services to nonprofit organizations. Jim has particular specialization in accounting and consulting work with nonprofit and privately-held businesses. He also has experience providing accounting and consulting services to privately-held businesses.
Jim has been in the accounting and consulting industry since 1986 when he worked as a staff auditor for one year at accounting firm Price Waterhouse, which is now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his first experience in the banking industry working for seven years in the loan department at Michigan National Bank.
With his extensive background and specialization in the nonprofit arena, Jim is regarded as an expert in his field and is well-respected by his peers. He often shares his knowledge to with others throughout the accounting and nonprofit communities, has served as a speaker at nonprofit seminars for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).
Jim was inspired to pursue an accounting career by his close college friend, who also went into public accounting. His father, an insurance agent, also played a defining role in his financial background. Jim attributes his success to being a good listener and asking his clients questions, which allows him to obtain the necessary information to provide them with the best possible advice and solutions. He strives to continually learn, improve his skills and take on new challenges that come his way.
Jim was raised in St. Johns, Michigan where he resides today. He and his wife, Heather, have three children. In his spare time, Jim enjoys playing golf and tennis, biking and reading.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Michigan
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
- Beta Alpha Psi
- Michigan State University Alumni Association
- Michigan State University – Bachelor of Arts, Accounting (1986)