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About Us


For years, James A Shaw & Company has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. James A Shaw & Company 's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. James A Shaw & Company is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

Our Team

James A. Shaw, CPA 619-687-6711

Jim is a fourth generation San Diegan who went to St. Augustine High School before moving on to graduate from the University of Santa Clara with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree majoring in Accounting. Jim received his CPA certificate from the State of California in 1983 and continued his education receiving a Masters Degree in Taxation in 1994.

He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has been on the Executive Board of the Gaslamp Business Improvement District since 1995 serving as its Treasurer.

He donates time to the community serving as a Surf Team coach at St. Augustine High School in the Fall of each year since 1996.