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McIngvale CPA Firm / Founder

James McIngvale

James W. McIngvale, CPA

James W. McIngvale is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi, who assists individuals, small, and mid-sized business with their accounting and tax needs. From his Southaven, Mississippi office, James has built a practice serving clients in over 30 states and earning a reputation for providing diligent and timely accounting, tax planning, tax resolution and cash flow advice.

Founder, Managing Partner

James has 20 years of experience working for international accounting firms, publicly traded companies and within his private practice. James holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Masters of Tax Accounting from The University of Alabama, where he was an All-SEC Track & Field athlete. James lives in Memphis with his wife of 20 years and his two sons.


James grew up in Hernando, Mississippi, and he graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. He earned Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alabama, where he was a four-year letterman on the track and cross country teams. One of James’ proudest achievements is being selected to the Southeastern Conference All-Academic Team while being an All-Conference track athlete.


He began a career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen and Clark Consulting. James later worked in Atlanta as Vice President of Compensation and Benefits at Turner Broadcasting System/CNN. He returned to Southaven and engaged in real estate portfolio management before beginning practice in his own firm.
James has consulted with companies of various sizes on issues ranging from entity tax structure to executive bonus and benefit arrangements. He devotes himself to ongoing professional education, regularly attending seminars on individual tax compliance, individual tax planning, and IRS problem resolution.

James is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Southaven Chamber of Commerce Leadership DeSoto

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