Jim Donovan, CPA

Partner/National Tax Office

Jim Donovan


Jim has 20 years of tax consulting experience primarily focused on tax credits for a variety of industries. He helps clients benefit from federal and state R&D tax incentives, which can include additional deductions and credits for activities many businesses consider a necessity to remain competitive in today's marketplace. He also provides assistance with IRS and state taxing authorities to support R&D credit claims and has written articles on tax incentives.

When you work with Jim, you can expect him to learn your business, share how different tax incentives apply to your business and offer thoughtful strategies on how to implement best practices to maximize your tax benefits.

Outside of work, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, logging miles on his bike and playing golf.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Master of Business Administration - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD


Client Work

  • Leads engagements to help clients benefit from R&D tax incentives, including federal and state credits.
  • More than 17 years of tax consulting experience providing R&D tax incentives to a variety of industries, comprising of chemical, food, plastics, medical device and equipment manufacturing, technology, software, engineering, construction, and life sciences.
  • Provides assistance with IRS and state taxing authorities to support R&D tax credit claims.