James C. White, Jr., CPA, serves as Managing Partner of Banks, Finley, White & Co. As Managing Partner, he leads the Firm’s efforts in Quality Control and coordinates its steady growth in the markets where the Firm has practice offices.
In October 2015, James re-joined Banks, Finley, White & Co., in our Birmingham office, and was admitted to Partnership of the Firm. He began his career in 1997 in the Atlanta office of the Firm. In 1999, James continued his career at Ernst & Young LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, until 2015.
James holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has coordinated audits for several multi-national, publicly-traded corporations in various industry sectors. James has extensive experience in providing services to publicly-traded companies, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting requirements, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards and related rules. Additionally, he has managed accounting and reporting for public equity and debt offerings, business combinations and dispositions, advised internal audit departments on plans and strategies to enhance corporate governance, and has extensive experience in SEC filings and related accounting services. He has considerable experience in audits of state and local governments, not-for-profit organizations, including school districts, colleges and universities. James holds CPA certificates in five states.