Jim is a Partner and the Managing Director of Withum’s Advisory Services practice, which includes professional consultants in the areas of management consulting, cyber and information security, business advisory, transaction/M&A advisory, risk advisory and SOC services.
Jim, and many of the group’s members have earned the American Institute of CPAs (“AICPA”) credential, Certified Information Technology Professional (“CITP”). The CITP credential is the only credential offered by our profession to individuals who have expressed a proficiency in information technology concepts as found in an extensive body of knowledge developed by the AICPA. There are only 2,400 CITPs nationwide, with Jim being one of the first CPAs in the nation to receive the designation, and he was also elected as Chair of the AICPA’s CITP Credentialing committee.
Jim is a sought-after global speaker on all issues involving technology, the profession and business advisory. He has keynoted and presented at many global conferences around the world to many different industry groups. In addition, Jim is a well- respected leader in the accounting profession, having served as President of the New Jersey Society of CPA’s and a member of the board of directors for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). Jim is frequently consulted by accounting firms around the globe to assist in building out advisory practices and to help with technological challenges associated with growth and client service.
Year after year, Jim continues to make the “100 Most Influential People” list, in our industry’s premier publication, Accounting Today. Quoting the publication, “Holding a full-time job as a practicing partner and tech leader for a cutting-edge Top 100 Firm would be challenging enough for any normal person, but Bourke adds a punishing schedule of traveling, speaking, writing and otherwise sharing all the valuable practical insights he’s gleaned with the rest of the profession.” Jim is the only Partner of a CPA Firm nation-wide that has been able to achieve such recognition for his expertise in technology. Most recently, Jim received his certificate in SOC for Cybersecurity from the AICPA – One of the first professionals in the industry to receive such recognition. Additionally, Jim was named to the 2020 Edition of NJBIZ's Accounting Power 50 list.