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James E. Hazel Jr.



Charlotte, NC
Professional Overview

Jim focuses on providing accounting, assurance and tax services to clients in the manufacturing and distribution, construction, automotive, not-for-profit, and government industry sectors. With more than 40 years of experience, he has served as managing shareholder of the firm’s Columbia, SC, and Charlotte, NC offices, and several terms on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Education, Credentials and Special Training
  • Certified Public Accountant, SC, NC, Washington, DC
  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional
  • B.S., Accounting, cum laude, Clemson University
Civic and Community Activities
  • Board Member and Budget Chairman, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Committee Member and Board Member, Central South Carolina Alliance
  • Past Board Member, Executive Committee Member, Finance Committee Member and Audit Committee Member, United Way of the Midlands
  • Deacon, First Baptist Church, Charlotte
  • Past Executive Committee Member; Alumnus Leadership Columbia; Past Chair of International Committee, Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member, Midlands Technical College Foundation
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, Cultural Council of the Midlands
  • Past Board Member, Audit Committee and Development Committee Member, South Carolina State Museum
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, Spring Valley Education Foundation
  • Past President, Board Member and Finance Committee Chair, Spring Valley Country Club
  • Past Director; Committee Chairman; Paul Harris Fellow Award Recipient, 1992, Emerald City Rotary Club
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, Spring Valley Rotary Club
  • Chair of Deacons; Past Finance Committee Chair; Past Budget Committee Chair, First Baptist Church of Columbia
  • Alumnus, Leadership Greenwood, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Technical Standards Committee Past Appointed Chair
  • President 2017-2019 – Charlotte Chapter, Construction Financial Management Association

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