Instructor Biography

James Harper, CPA

As a director in BlumShapiro’s consulting group, Jim specializes in middle-market/large client offerings including CFO solutions, shared services, process reengineering and business process outsourcing (including control and internal audit) for the firm’s business solutions and technology consulting practices. He has diverse experience in finance, finance transformation, accounting, reporting, controls and operational management. Jim previously worked as the North American Controller with Stanley Black and Decker. He was responsible for the financial close for corporate and the company’s centralized North American businesses. While in this role, he transformed the accounting close, led BPO efforts and acquisition integration of accounting processes, including Stanley’s integration with Black & Decker. Prior to that, he worked at URS/Washington Group International as Assistant Controller where he oversaw SEC reporting. In addition, Jim was a Senior Manager at KPMG in its Audit and Advisory Services Practice and a Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP before joining BlumShapiro in 2012. Professional Organizations and Activities -American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)