Jim Crisp, CPA, is the director of the firm’s Healthcare Group. During his 30-year career in public accounting, he has provided audit, accounting, tax, operational and reimbursement-related services to long term care facilities, including skilled nursing homes, retirement communities and assisted living facilities, as well as senior housing and community-based health clinics. Jim also conducts employee benefit plan audits for businesses and nonprofit organizations.
He also serves nonprofit organizations, including those that require A-133 audits. He has conducted and authored numerous training programs and articles on topics such as charitable giving techniques, unrelated business income tax issues, and the regulatory requirements of OMB Circular A-133.
Jim, a member of the firm’s Nonprofit Group, published an article in the Baltimore Business Journal called “For Baltimore nonprofits, new 990 is more than just a tax form.”
Being a sounding board for clients is one of Jim’s favorite roles as a CPA. While Jim is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with his clients, he admits that he continues to learn from them as well. The back-and-forth exchange about financial and operational matters with business owners, executives and board members is particularly enjoyable to Jim.
Around the office, Jim thoroughly enjoys teaching and guiding staff members in their careers. His colleagues know they can always count on Jim for a good story, as he readily shares his personal and professional experiences.
Bachelor of arts degree in economics with a concentration in accounting, UMBC (1980)
Just for fun
- There is nothing – landscape, flower or decorated birthday cake – that hasn’t been a subject for Jim’s camera. His collection of lenses is growing, from the macro to the telephoto. Of special interest to Jim are lighthouses. He has photographed countless lighthouses up and down the East Coast.
- Jim views gourmet dining, with a great bottle of wine, as one of life’s great pleasures. Of course, dessert is part of the experience, as Jim has never met a chocolate he didn’t like.
- Jim and his wife Jennifer have three sons with very diverse career aspirations – a MD/PhD in progress, a middle school teacher, and an aspiring commercial pilot. Not an accountant among them. Go figure.
- An avid boater, Jim is not above admitting that he once ran out of gas and had to be towed to shore.