James has been practicing value added tax (VAT) consulting since 1999, primarily focused on supply chain optimization, ERP/IT solutions, and VAT compliance and accounting. He has provided global indirect tax services for businesses in a range of growth stages, from small growing businesses taking their first step outside the US to large multinational businesses facing significant challenges on a global basis. James has worked across numerous industries including life sciences, financial services, e-commerce, technology, and retail.

External Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • VAT Audits – Practical Issues and Approach to Management
    (IPT, Monterey, CA, October 2013)
  • Basics of VAT
    (IPT, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation


  • HNDip, hotel & catering management, University of Surrey, UK
  • VAT Diploma, Institute of Indirect Tax, UK

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