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Jim Boomer

Jim Boomer

Jim Boomer is a shareholder and the CIO for Boomer Consulting, Inc.  He is the director of the Boomer Technology Circles, The Producer Circle, The CIO Advantage and an expert on managing technology within an accounting firm.  He also serves as a strategic planning and technology consultant and firm adviser to CPA firms across the country.

Awards & Recognitions

Jim is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and has been named to The CPA Practice Advisor’s "Forty Under Forty” and "Top 25 Thought Leaders” lists multiple times.   He is also a graduate of the AICPA Leadership Academy and the KSCPA’s "20 Under 40” Leadership Program.  He is an active member of the KSCPA and AICPA serving on the AICPA’s CITP credentials and TECH+ Steering Committees. Jim currently sits on the KSCPA board of directors and acts as the champion of the technology task force.  He is also a frequent writer with a monthly column in The CPA Practice Advisor and has been published in a number of industry publications including Accounting Today, Accounting Web, the International Group of Accounting Firms and several State Society Publications.

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Jim Boomer is a highly practical thinker who is willing to try new ideas but is careful to count the cost ahead of time. Though he is an innovator who enjoys promoting alternatives, Jim reviews all relevant evidence and abides by established processes. His creativity and imagination permit him to turn abstract ideas into reliable solutions.

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Unique Abilities

Jim Boomer might rightly be categorized as a diplomat. He allows for and entertains different positions, paying close attention to what others say while offering his own point of view with kindness. He is a quick learner who is adept at simplifying complex issues in order to devise solutions and works to keep team members communicating effectively. Jim is also a business tactician with keen oversight of technology's impact on his firm.

Previous Roles

Prior to Boomer Consulting, Inc., Jim was with BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in Phoenix, AZ and San Francisco, CA.. Throughout Jim’s professional career, he has worked on many diverse projects in varied industries. His consulting has focused on IT strategy and implementation, including projects focused on Knowledge Management, Document Management, Workplace Collaboration and Corporate Portals. He has also had experience with several e-Business and Business Intelligence technologies. His past client list includes several Fortune 500 companies.

Personal

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. He and his wife, Mary, live in Prairie Village, KS with their son, Miles and daughter, Larren.


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