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James A. Smolinski

Partner, CPA
608 240 2491

Jim Smolinski, a Partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has been with the firm since 2004. Jim has been serving insurance companies, including property and casualty, life, accident, and health entities, for more than fifteen years. Jim is the leader of the Firm’s Assurance Operations Group that is charged with monitoring the firm’s quality control system, implementing professional standards, training and developing professional staff, and overseeing the external monitoring process including the firm’s peer review and PCAOB inspections. Jim also participates in peer reviews provided to firms throughout the United States and is currently on the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Peer Review Committee.

Experience

  • Insurance company audit experience, including property and casualty, life, accident, and health entities
  • Employee benefit plan audit experience including defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, health and welfare plans and 11-Ks
  • Peer review engagements performed by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Baker Tilly North American Accounting & Auditing Committee
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Peer Review Committee

Education

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting