Who We Are
In an industry filled with linear thinkers, we are mold breakers. Problem solvers. A unified team that brings ideas every bit as diverse as the people who work here.
At James Moore, we know that combining our individual talents and perspectives helps us design unique solutions that meet all of your challenges. It’s one of the many ways we consider our company a full-service firm.
And that’s what we’ve been about from the very beginning. Our founder, James F. “Jim” Moore, often said, “Service is the sole purpose of our existence.” So we take the term “full-service” seriously—and literally. We’re rightfully proud of the expertise our team brings to serve you, but we know that skills and knowledge alone just aren’t enough.
To us, full-service means caring as much as you do about not just the outcome, but also about the people and processes that make it all happen.
“What we found in James Moore was more than an accountant, we found a business partner…CHW is better because of our relationship with James Moore and its people.”
-Rory Causseaux, PE, CEO, CHW, Inc.
“We have been very pleased with James Moore & Co.’s service. Their staff has extensive experience with the federal grants and programs we operate, and they have been dedicated to making sure our audit runs smoothly and efficiently. I would highly recommend them!”
-Mathew Salera, Chief Financial Officer, Career Source Capital Region
“Excellent service and quality work! Their HR staff members are professional, prompt, and experts in their field. Thank you.”
-Jim Casler, CEO, Berrybrook Enterprises
Exceptional service, time-tested expertise and a holistic approach to your financial health… James Moore is more than just your CPA firm; we’re your trusted business consulting resource. Learn about the many ways we can help you succeed:
About Our Founder
James F. “Jim” Moore was born in 1925. He received a Master of Business Administration from Western Kentucky University in 1947 and a Master of Economics from Tulane University in 1948. He was a professor at the University of Florida before founding our firm in 1964.
Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of 14, Jim spent much of his life in his wheelchair. Yet he faced each day with a combination of tenacity, gratitude and grace. He preferred using the word “opportunity” instead of “obstacle.” He was seldom without a smile and always had a kind and encouraging word for others.
Jim was active in both the accounting profession and the surrounding communities, serving on the boards of several organizations. After his retirement in 1983, he continued to practice as a CPA and business advisor until his passing in 1995. His legacy is not only as founder of James Moore & Co., but also as one who served his profession well and genuinely cared about helping others.
At James Moore, we're guided by two preeminent objectives: to provide the highest quality accounting and consulting services in a manner one would expect from a trusted advisor, and to create exceptional career opportunities.
Jim Moore, a member of the accounting faculty at the University of Florida, starts his own public accounting practice in Gainesville, Florida. The new venture consists of Jim, a fellow instructor and a secretary.
To accommodate an increasing client base and workforce, our firm opens a second office in Tallahassee, Florida.
Our firm’s expansion continues as it opens its third Florida office, this one in Daytona Beach, leading to its establishment as a regional CPA and consulting firm.
Jim Moore passes away, leaving a legacy of service to clients and community alike.
Top 200 Firm
INSIDE Public Accounting recognizes James Moore as a “Top 200 Firm” in the nation—an honor our firm has received every year since.
James Moore & Co. celebrates its 50th anniversary by raising funds for organizations that promote independence for individuals living with disabilities (in honor of its founder).
James Moore is named by Accounting Today as a “Best Firm to Work For” for the first of several years.
Cohen, Smith & Company, P.A. joins James Moore to establish the firm’s fourth office in DeLand, Florida
Accounting Today recognizes James Moore as one of the Top 100 Fast Growing Firms.
The IT support division of Computer Network Experts joins the Technology Solutions Consulting team at James Moore.
Canopy 360’s Tax & Accounting division becomes James Moore's fifth office—this one located in Ocala, Florida.
With five locations and a workforce of nearly 300 professionals, James Moore has established itself as a premier regional CPA and consulting firm.
Our Brand Story
We don't do ordinary, so neither should our brand.
Our people and services are diverse and unique (with a sense of fun thrown in for good measure). That’s why our look takes a lighthearted approach, from imagery to colors to the phrasing we choose.