Managing Partner

Professional Qualifications

Since the start of his career in 1989, Jim Eichten has specialized in providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services for clients in governmental, nonprofit, and commercial industries, among others. During this time, Jim has provided service to a variety of institutions; helped organizations earn and retain industry certifications, and consulted on financial management issues. In each of these situations, and for every client project, his focus is to provide solutions that are thorough, tailored to clients' unique needs and that adhere to the most stringent standards.

To keep his skills current, Jim receives at least 40 hours annually of continuing professional education, a significant portion of which are related specifically to governmental issues. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, with an accounting emphasis, from the College of St. Thomas.

Service Expertise

  • Conducts annual audits of school districts, municipalities, and other government entities, and the associated federal financial assistance program audits
  • Delivers management consulting services, including internal control studies, operational and procedural reviews, cash flow projections, revenue projections, and debt service studies
  • Provides audit and accounting assistance to commercial and closely-held companies
  • Completes monthly and yearly financial reports and tax returns
  • Assists with the implementation of new accounting and financial reporting standards
  • Assists municipalities and school districts in obtaining and retaining the GFOA and ASBO Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Assists in the development of audit manuals for municipalities, school districts, and other governmental entities, and for commercial and closely-held companies

Professional Memberships and Activities

Jim is an active member in the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
  • Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association (MnGFOA)
  • National and Minnesota chapters of the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO and MASBO)
  • Minnesota Association of Charter Schools (MACS)

He also serves in the following capacities:

  • AICPA Member of Council
  • Past Board Member, including Board Chairman, of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants' Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee, including past Chairperson
  • Special review committee for the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program
  • Served on committees of the Office of the State Auditor and the Minnesota Department of Education
  • Presenter and moderator at numerous professional education conferences
  • Numerous committee leadership roles in the above mentioned organizations