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James F. “Jim” Thielen, CPA, CGMA

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Overview of Experience:

Jim is a business and personal advisor with broad experience in federal income taxation, accounting, auditing and financial management. Direct experience guiding clients in various tax environments including auto retail groups, trade/service groups, real estate and corporate and personal financial consulting. Jim has specialized knowledge in Department of Defense Cost accounting standards (DCAA); helpful for companies providing services to the Department of Defense.

Areas of Specialty:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Software, DCAA Compliance, Auto dealership accounting and taxation, Income Tax planning, Business advisory services, various other accounting software solutions.

Professional Experience/Organizations:

  • Member of AICPA Council from Florida
  • FSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors
  • FSU School of Accounting Professional Advisory Board
  • Member of The Economic Club of Florida
  • Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. Board of Directors
  • FICPA Executive Committee 2011-2014 View Article
  • Chairman of Florida Board of Accountancy (BOA) 2007, appointed by Governor Jeb Bush
  • Member Florida Board of Accountancy 2003-2007
  • Chairman of Florida BOA Probable Cause Panel 2006,2007
  • Chairman of Florida BOA Budget Task Force 2003-2006
  • President of Governors Club, Tallahassee 2003
  • Seminole Boosters National Board of Directors 1999-2004 (FSU)
  • Member FICPA Finance & Office Advisory 2008-2011
  • Region 1 Vice President FICPA 1999-2001
  • President Tallahassee Chapter FICPA 1998-1999

Community Service:

  • Seminole Boosters National Board of Directors
  • American Heart Association, Leon County - Past Board Member
  • Governor’s Club, Tallahassee, FL- Past President


  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1985