Bowman & Company Acquires The James Company

Bowman & Company (FY16 net revenue of $9.3 million) of Stockton, Calif., will acquire The James Company, an Accountancy Corporation, effective Nov. 1, 2017.

John James, previously with Grant Thornton, was in charge of their tax department and was a member of the Grant Thornton national tax advisory board. James started The James Company in 1996.

James approached Bowman & Company several years ago in order to find a home for his clients for the day when his eventual retirement comes.

James will be a principal of Bowman as his clients and staff transition into Bowman & Company’s hands.

Bowman & Company has been serving a diverse group of clients since 1949. The firm has eight partners and employs over 50 accountants and support staff. Bowman provides tax planning strategies, consulting services and audit services. Bowman works with family-owned businesses, high-net-worth individuals, agricultural interests, wineries, vineyard owners, real estate owners, affordable housing developers, construction contractors, nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans.