Jim has played a significant role developing the firm’s Due Diligence practice, which mainly serves non-accounting clients on a project or assignment basis. Outside of this specialty, Jim handled a regular client portfolio comprised of manufacturers, distributors and high-tech companies. His approach to client service has always included taking the time to build lasting personal relationships.
His prior experience includes a stint with a national accounting firm, where he worked with smaller, entrepreneurial clients and public companies. He also served as Vice-President for a major Canadian public company, and as a Partner in another mid-sized accounting firm.
Jim has both taught and spoken on accounting and auditing matters, including as a lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants about going public. He holds a B.Com. from Laurentian University (1979) and a CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (1981).
Although Jim is set to retire, he will continue to serve in an advisory role to both fellow staff and clients.