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JAMES B. HUTCHISON, CPA

Shareholder, Audit

Jim Hutchison has spent a combined total of 30 years as an audit professional with two of the largest worldwide accounting firms.  He was a partner with one of the firms for 16 years.  In 2002, Jim became a Shareholder with Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A.

Jim has more than 50 years of public accounting experience in the areas of accounting and auditing, tax and financial consulting.

Areas of Experience

  • Audit and Assurance Services
  • Attestation Engagements
  • Consulting

Industries Served

  • Country Clubs
  • Government
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Restaurants and Hospitality

Certifications

  • Florida CPA

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Past President, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Florida Government Finance Officers Association
  • Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Past Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Trustee

Education

  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Up Close

Most admire?

Warren Buffett

How do you prepare for busy season?

I acquire as much knowledge and information on new accounting and auditing standards.  I read and review current accounting publications and other sources to keep up to date.

How do you wind down after busy season?

I take off to the Keys or the Bahamas.

Favorite lunch spot?:

Palm Beach Yacht Club, West Palm Beach  (I’ve been a member since 1985.)

Favorite website or smartphone app?

CNBC.com

What’s on your bucket list?

To try and outlive my wife!  She is always on the go.

What do you like most about being a CPA?

The challenges of constantly keeping up with public accounting.  It’s always changing.  I also enjoy the personal  interaction with so many different clients.

What advice would you give someone considering a CPA career?

The exam is very important and requires a great deal of focus and you want to get it behind you.

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