James E. Hazel, Jr.CCIFP, CPA

  • Shareholder
  • Construction Specialty Practice Leader
Services Assurance

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 38 years of experience, he served as managing shareholder of the firm’s Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC offices.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional
  • B.S., Accounting, cum laude, Clemson University
  • Alumnus of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 1993

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
  • Appointed Member, Single Audit Committee, State Department of Education
  • President 2017-2019 – Charlotte Chapter, Construction Financial Management Association