Mr. Kennedy is a third generation Certified Public Accountant. A Rowan University graduate, he holds CPA licenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is also a licensed Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Working in public accounting for most of his career, he also gained valuable tax expertise in the following roles:
- Tax Examiner for the Internal Revenue Service, also working with Criminal Investigation Division detecting tax fraud.
- Controller for service providers, manufacturing entities and construction companies.
- Adjunct professor of tax and accounting at Camden County College.
Mr. Kennedy is also recognized as a real estate investment and tax expert. He has appeared on television and radio and has written numerous trade and newspaper columns on a variety of tax and accounting topics. In addition, he is also a member of the American Certified Fraud Examiners, and both the NJ and Pennsylvania CPA Societies.
Prior to becoming a CPA, Mr. Kennedy spent sixteen years as a classically trained French chef. His sixteen year career including working at private clubs, hotels and high-end restaurants in New York, Connecticut, Chicago, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Jim and his wife live in Cherry Hill, NJ with their daughter and her pet fish.
Click here to read an article about Mr. Kennedy’s career path published by the New Jersey State CPA Society’s monthly magazine.
Click here to see an interview with Mr. Kennedy on accounting and ethics which was included in a college level accounting text book.
Ian Gordon, CPA
Mr. Gordon joined our firm in 2010. He is a licensed CPA, holds a BS in Accounting from Temple University, and adds value to our client base with over twenty years of expertise in all phases of individual, business, and estate taxation.
Mrs. Kennedy holds a BS in Accounting from Rowan University and has been with the firm since its beginning. Prior to that, she worked in public accounting with a regional firm and then in a privately held company as an internal auditor.
Mr. Nguyen began with us in 2009. He was a Charted Accountant in Australia and brings decades of experience in business and individual tax preparation and also in bookkeeping and QuickBooks usage.