James Jarrett

James Jarrett


Firm Director

+1 (267) 670 2376

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Jim joined Baker Tilly in 2010 and is a firm director in the financial services risk, internal audit and cybersecurity group. Specializing in financial institutions, Jim has extensive experience providing internal audit, regulatory compliance, FDICIA and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, process improvement and general accounting to clients. Jim’s 25 years of experience includes working as an approved contractor with the FDIC as an investigations manager in determining liability for failed financial institutions.

  • Plans, coordinates and manages client engagements for financial services companies including banks, credit unions and mortgage companies
  • Completes internal audit and compliance risk assessments to determine the associated risk levels of all banking processes
  • Identifies and communicates audit issues and value-added recommendations, including best practice opportunities to management
  • Drafts and issues audit reports outlining audit scope, testing completed, issues identified and recommendations to enhance the system of internal controls and operating procedures
  • Ensures all audits are conducted in accordance with the direction of the client’s audit committee and that all internal audits are conducted in accordance with professional standards
  • Licensed CPA in Pennsylvania
  • Financial Managers Society (FMS), Philadelphia Chapter
  • Risk Management Association (RMA), NJ and PA Chapters


Lehigh Valley, PA


Bachelor of Science in accounting and business

Temple University

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

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