James A. Smolinski

James Smolinski



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Jim Smolinski is a partner with Baker Tilly, is a member of the Baker Tilly leadership team, and oversees the assurance professional practice group (PPG). The PPG executes the firm’s quality control system, implementing professional standards, training and developing professional staff and providing the policies, procedures, tools and templates for all assurance service line professionals. The PPG also provides regulatory oversight, handles matters related to independence and ethics, and is responsible for internal and external monitoring, peer review and the annual PCAOB inspection.

  • Insurance company audit experience, including property and casualty, life, accident and health entities
  • Employee benefit plan audit experience including defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, health and welfare plans and 11-Ks
  • Peer review engagements performed by Baker Tilly
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (past)
  • AICPA National Peer Review Committee (current)
  • Baker Tilly North American Accounting and Auditing Committee (past)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Peer Review Committee (past)


Madison, WI


Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater