Managing Director – Federal Tax Services, PwC US
Jim Martin is a Managing Director in the Federal Tax Services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ National Tax Services office. Jim joined PwC in 1999 after spending eight years in the IRS National Office, where he specialized in inventory accounting methods. During his tenure with the IRS, Jim worked on over 2,000 accounting method changes and assisted with the review of regulations, revenue procedures, and technical advice memoranda. Jim was responsible for establishing the IRS National Office position for many novel tax accounting and legal issues.
Jim currently leads the firm’s retail inventory accounting methods practice. In this role, Jim provides tax consulting, tax planning, and tax controversy services to clients throughout the U.S. He frequently represents clients before the IRS National Office, and the IRS Examination and Appeals divisions. Jim has extensive experience managing large projects involving inventory costing, vendor allowances, uniform capitalization, LIFO, the retail inventory method, and interest capitalization.
Jim has authored articles and firm publications regarding a variety of inventory accounting issues. He has instructed at Tax Executives Institute national training functions, and he frequently instructs at the firm's national training sessions. Jim is a licensed CPA in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Jim is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and is an active participant in the Accounting Methods and Periods Technical Resource Panel. He is also a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs. Jim received his Bachelor of Accountancy from The George Washington University.