James R. Murray, CPA
612 876 4914
James Murray, Partner in the Public Sector Practice Group, has been with
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP since 1983. He specializes in providing
financial auditing, accounting, and consulting services to public sector
entities. Jim has extensive experience in providing financial audits of
municipalities, counties, utilities, and educational institutions.
Manages financial auditing and consulting services for municipalities,
water, wastewater, electric utilities, school districts, and colleges.
Develops rate studies for electric, water, and wastewater utilities.
Assists communities with developing formal budget procedures,
preparing annual budgets, and designing/implementing financial systems
Provides financial auditing services to school districts and colleges and
Works with tax incremental financing (TIF) districts providing accounting
system development, projections, and compliance services.
Helps clients implement new accounting standards including
Governmental Accounting Standards Board No. 34 (GASB No. 34).
Provides A-133 compliance audits of federally funded programs for
municipalities, counties, and school districts.
Provides federal and state aid program audits.
Reviews and prepares Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports which
have been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Various other state Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
Government Finance Officers Association (G FOA)
Reviewer for the G FOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
Financial Reporting Program
Instructs and speaks at industry conferences as well as at Baker Tilly
Virchow Krause sponsored seminars
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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Relevant continuing education
Numerous Single Audit Training Sessions
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Essentials of Utility Financial Management
Higher Education Accounting Workshop
WICPA School District Auditor Workshop
GRATE Advanced Governmental Accounting Seminar
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Governmental Auditing Update
Minnesota Local Government Auditing and Accounting Update
G FOA Annual Update
Numerous GASB No. 34 Training Sessions