James E. Hazel, Jr.CCIFP, CPA

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

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
  • Charlotte Chapter, Construction Financial Management Association – President 2017-2019

Civic and Community Activities

  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member and Budget Chairman
  • Communities in Schools in Mecklenburg County, Board Member, Past Treasurer, Current Audit Committee Chair
  • Central South Carolina Alliance, Executive Committee Member and Board Member
  • United Way of the Midlands, Past Board Member, Executive Committee Member, Finance Committee Member and Audit Committee Member
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Past Executive Committee Member, Alumnus Leadership Columbia, Past Chair of International Committee
  • Spring Valley Education Foundation, Past Board Member and Treasurer
  • Spring Valley Country Club, Past President, Board Member and Finance Committee Chair
  • Spring Valley Rotary Club and Emerald City Rotary Club, Past Board Member and Treasurer
  • First Baptist Church – Charlotte, Deacon, Finance Committee Chair
  • First Baptist Church of Columbia, Chair of Deacons, Past Finance Committee Chair, Past Budget Committee Chair