Jim is a Professor of Computer Information Systems and Accounting at Scottsdale Community College.
He started Masters of Coin to bring together the many volunteers who have helped make the SCC VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program such a success and expand the reach to help people become better citizens through financial education.
During his career at SCC, Jim established the SCC VITA program.
This program uses student volunteers from his accounting classes and other community members to provide free income tax preparation for low-income, disabled, and elderly taxpayers. Masters of Coin will now expand these services to open more VITA sites, offer QuickBooks training to budding entrepreneurs, and provide non-partisan campaign finance training for aspiring political candidates. These services will be offered for free whenever possible, except for a minimal cost for supplies and training materials.
Jim’s occupational experience is wide and varied,
including entrepreneurial experience as the owner of a fence contracting business, corporate experience at BF Goodrich Aerospace as an international sales representative, and professional experience as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a Masters in Tax, all from Arizona State University. He earned a PhD in Education from Walden University.