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John H. James
CPA, Principal


John H. James

John began his career in June 1970 at a large local firm which merged into a national CPA firm which then became Grant Thornton LLP. As a tax partner with Grant Thornton, he was the head of the Tax Department and served on the National Board of Taxation. In April 1996, he formed his own company and continued for another 22 years until merging with Bowman & Company on November 1, 2017.

John specializes in tax, estate planning and business succession, and the majority of his clients are family-owned businesses. He graduated from the University of California, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and an emphasis in Accounting.

Unplugged: John loves golf and enjoys fishing with his wife, Bonnie. They have four grown children, a son, and three daughters, as well as three grandchildren. John has been a member of Brookside Country Club for 32 years. He is also the Treasurer of the Men’s Golf Association at Brookside. John and Bonnie like traveling and bringing their golf clubs with them. While at home, they have a large yard where John enjoys tending to his vegetable garden.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
San Joaquin Estate Planning Council