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Jim brings a dimension to GCSE not shared by many smaller accounting firms. A partner from day one in 1993, Jim's prior background and experience allows GCSE to provide a number of services not normally associated with a firm like ours. This background includes a stint with a national accounting firm, where he was involved with both smaller entrepreneurial clients, as well as public companies. He also spent two years in the corporate finance consulting arm of this firm. As well, he was a Vice-President in a major Canadian public company. Immediately before forming GCSE, Jim was a partner in a mid-sized accounting firm.

GCSE, under the direction of Jim, has also developed a significant Due Diligence practice. These services are provided mainly to non-accounting clients on a project or assignment basis. This might include acting in a financing, purchase/sale or similar transaction. These skills are also useful to our regular clientele in those cases where they might be involved in such transactions.

Outside of these somewhat specialized areas, Jim also handles a "regular" client portfolio comprised of manufacturers, distributors and high-tech companies.

Jim has both taught and spoken on accounting and auditing matters, including as a lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants on the subject of going public.

He graduated with a B.Com. from Laurentian University in 1979 and obtained his CA designation in 1981.