M. James (Jimmy) Hartson, Jr.


CPA, partner

M. James (Jimmy) Hartson, Jr.

M. James (Jimmy) Hartson, Jr.

Jimmy is a partner at Mitchell Wiggins and has been instrumental in guiding the firm’s Healthcare and Nonprofit teams. Jimmy mentors young professionals and assisted the firm in achieving the 2016 ChamberRVA Young Professionals Award. Jimmy’s expertise and clients consist largely of nonprofit organizations for which he provides audit and tax services, as well as various small businesses in the distributive trades and services for which he provides tax, assurance and consulting services. Consultants, nonprofit leaders and other professionals trust Jimmy’s knowledge of the nonprofit market in this area.

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Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • CPAmerica
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
Industry Associations and Community Organizations
  • ChamberRVA
  • Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Board and Volunteer Positions
  • AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center: Firm Representative
  • Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Inc.: Treasurer
  • VSCPA Accounting and Auditing Advisory Committee
  • VSCPA Day of Service
Education
  • Bachelors, Accounting, Virginia Commonwealth University
Special Education and Training
  • AICPA Not-For-Profit Industry Conference
  • Audits of States, Local Government and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Other than annual routine tax and audit updates, Jimmy attends specialized training webinars and seminars focusing on:
    • Client Services Standards
    • Engagement Strategy
    • Measurement of Outcomes
Personal Interests and Hobbies
  • Following my children’s tennis, soccer, and swimming
  • Playing basketball
  • Reading