Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. Welcomes James Jumes as Partner

BOSTON, MA (May 8, 2013) – Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. (AAF), one of the 10 largest public accounting firms in Massachusetts, has announced that its newest partner, James Jumes, will be leading and developing an information technology advisory service group, based on his 23 years of experience in providing attestation and consulting services to middle market clients and nonprofit organizations. The firm wants to help its clients maximize their use of technology while decreasing the vulnerability of their data.  AAF also plans to offer recommendations to their clients for improving systems and system controls, enhancing the detection, correction and prevention of potentially significant systemic problems. “We are committed to meeting the growing need that clients have for critical assessment and enhancement of their information technology systems,” says Jumes, who is also a visiting lecturer at Waltham’s Bentley University and an adjunct professor at Boston College. Jumes, a former Grant Thornton consultant, will also help AAF to expand and build upon its existing success in enterprise resource planning, assisting clients who need to integrate multiple technology systems, helping them determine their requirements for enterprise operation and accounting, and helping them select or update their systems to fit specific needs.  Jumes says “companies used to replace systems because they were not sustainable or to gain competitive edge but advanced supply chains are causing companies to replace systems out of competitive necessity.”
The long-time information technology consultant has a working knowledge of many different industries and service organizations in particular. His work with service organization controls has included assessments and recommendations related to systems used by:

  • Software service companies;
  • Payroll companies;
  • Benefit service providers;
  • Collection agencies;
  • Data centers;
  • Nonprofit organizations;
  • Investment back office providers;
  • Other financial service providers; and
  • Other organizations that act as or rely on outsource providers.

Jumes will immediately begin providing internal control and information technology audits for AAF clients, helping them with risk assessments and recommendations for system enhancements.

About the Author

James Jumes
James joined AAFCPAs in 2013 to lead the Business Consulting Services practice. He has more than 25 years of experience working with information technology systems and diverse business operational processes. James is highly experienced in IT controls and assurance, SOX 404, and Service Organization Control (SOC) reports: SOC 1 (SSAE 18), SOC 2, SOC 2+ and 3 attestation reporting.  James developed a unique methodology to delivering SOC reporting services, and he is an AICPA-approved Peer Review SOC Specialist, assisting peer review teams to review SOC 1, 2, 2+ and 3 engagements. He is a HITRUST Certified Common Security Framework (CSF) Practitioner, providing HITRUST CSF self-assessment consulting, or SOC 2 + HITRUST for assessing against the evolving compliance landscape shaped by HITECH, HIPAA, CMS and various other federal, state and business requirements.

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