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C.J. James


C.J. James
Location: Vancouver, BC
Appointed: April 1, 2020
Term Expires: March 31, 2026

C.J. James is an Audit Partner with KPMG LLP and is the Industry Leader of KPMG’s Public Sector Audit Practice in British Columbia. She is responsible for providing direction and leadership for the firm’s audit practitioners working with municipalities, advanced education institutions, health authorities, school boards, regulatory bodies, and other government and not-for-profit organizations in BC.

Over a career of more than 25 years, C.J. has built deep expertise in Public Sector Accounting Standards, assisting clients dealing with complex transactions, accounting analyses, and adoption of new accounting standards. This includes collaborative work with stakeholders such as the Office of the Auditor General in BC and BC Government Ministries to provide insights on challenges and issues faced by government organizations.

C.J. is involved in KPMG’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives and Women’s Leadership programs, mentoring young female professionals to become leaders in the firm and in their communities. She received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1994 and became a CA (now CPA) in 1997. She also became a Fellow of Community Shift (Creating Value in Not-for-Profit Organizations) with the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2013.