Local Accounting Firms to merge

Contact: Jeanne M. Russick, CPA


Bowman & Company, LLP, Stockton’s largest accounting firm, is pleased to announce that The James Company, an Accountancy Corporation, will merge with Bowman effective November 1, 2017.

John James grew up in Stockton and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from California State University, Sacramento. During his time at Grant Thornton, James was in charge of the Stockton Tax Department and was a member of the Grant Thornton National Tax Advisory Board. John James started The James Company, an Accounting Corporation, in 1996.

John James approached Bowman & Company several years ago because he wanted to find a home for his clients for the day when his eventual retirement comes. “We both have similar work styles and after a lot of great discussions, we decided this would be a good fit,” said Partner Jeanne Russick. John James will be a Principal of Bowman as his clients and staff transition into Bowman & Company’s hands.

Bowman & Company has been serving a diverse group of clients since 1949. The firm has eight partners and employs over 50 accountants and support staff. Bowman is distinguished from its competitors by the longevity of its clients and staff. It has earned a reputation for providing innovative, forward-thinking tax planning strategies, consulting services, and audit and accounting services in a personalized, fun way. Bowman works with family-owned businesses, high net worth individuals, agricultural interests, wineries, vineyard owners, real estate owners, affordable housing developers, construction contractors, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans.

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