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Certified Public Accountant
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James Hanasik is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Accounting Science degree from Northern Illinois University. He has experience in corporate, partnership, and personal tax research, planning, and compliance. He relocated from Illinois to Indiana in October 2014 to enjoy the benefits of Hoosier culture. His professional passion is small business development and advocacy.
A former over-the-road truck driver, James’ first taste of business was as an independent driver contracting with owner operators. He quickly learned the difficulty of earning a profit in a competitive environment. He also learned that in an industry where service is often viewed as an undifferentiated commodity, his competitive advantage was found in distinguishing himself on a reputation for reliability.
In 2005, James’ academic pursuits took him off of the road and into the class room where he sought to learn and understand how and why businesses make decisions and how tax law and policy influences those decisions. He began at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn Illinois and completed his studies at Northern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in accounting.
When not pursuing professional ambitions, James enjoys nurturing relationships with friends and family. He is the father of fraternal twins, Liesel and EJ. An avid sportsman, he enjoys the solitude of the outdoors as well as sharing fish stories around a campfire. You might also see James running or cycling, as he has a passion for these two sports as well.