James J. Hare, Jr., CPA

Partner, Elgin


Jim has over 30 years of experience providing accounting, tax, and management consulting services to various industries, including manufacturing, construction, professional service firms, and not-for-profit organizations. He is a seasoned management consultant, assisting businesses and their owners with tax and accounting services, succession planning, budgeting, cash flow, and many other services.

Jim is involved with local community organizations serving on several boards. Jim’s responsibilities include leading the Client Advisory Services Department within PKF Mueller. He is also a Partner liaison for our Life Sciences division, specifically guiding our Cannabis and Hemp Niche Group since 2017.

Education & certifications

  • B.S., Accounting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1987
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1987

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Elgin Leadership Academy, Alumni
  • Marengo Police Pension Plan, Board Member
  • Elgin Area Referral Network (Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce)