A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in California, James Kasim served as senior manager with Ernst & Young where he was there for more than a decade and currently serves as chief financial officer and treasurer of a major commercial real estate company. James Kasim holds membership in the Institute of Management Accountants, the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The AICPA is an organization that advocates for members of the accounting field, encourages others to take up the practice, and hosts numerous events and professional development opportunities each year. Each year, AICPA hosts more than 60 conferences and workshops on current issues in auditing and accounting. At these events, professionals in the accounting field share their wisdom with others, ensuring that all accounting professionals are familiar with the latest techniques used in accounting. These events also provide opportunities for CPAs and other accounting experts to make contact with one another, learn about new professional opportunities, and expand their professional networks. Some events also allow AICPA members to gain experience in environments with which they may be unfamiliar and thereby diversify their skill sets.