Jim McGrory, CPA, MT


Care, effort and knowledge are the ingredients for growth.

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Meet Jim

Jim has more than 35 years of public accounting experience. He provides comprehensive tax return preparation, sophisticated tax planning and tax consulting services to a broad base of clients, including high net worth individuals, trusts and estates, family-owned businesses, family investment partnerships and private foundations.

Throughout his career, Jim has placed special emphasis on sharing his knowledge to help others grow and is passionate about both client education and staff development.

Jim’s accomplishments earned him the Michael A. DeAngelis Award from LaSalle University in recognition of his achievements in the accounting profession.

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Professional History


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)


  • Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, Board Member
  • Williamson College of the Trades, Audit Committee Member


  • Villanova Law School Graduate Tax Program
  • LaSalle University


  • Drucker & Scaccetti
  • Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (PwC)


  • LaSalle University’s Michael A. DeAngelis Award

Thought Leadership Publications


Q. What was it that drew you to Armanino?

Because I like to develop long-term relationships with clients and help solve complex problems for them, a firm with the depth and breadth of experience like Armanino’s is the perfect match. Working with Armanino allows me to expand my scope of service offerings and integrate tax, assurance, consulting and technology solutions so we can do even better things for our clients.

Q. What law or regulation in the accounting industry would you like to see changed?

The purpose of the Pass-Through Business deduction was to provide a stimulus for American small businesses to succeed. However, the law, when finalized, excluded many professional services and financial advisory businesses that are a big part of our economy. I’d like to see the exclusions and limitations in the Pass-Through Business deduction eliminated so that more small businesses and their owners can benefit from it.

Q. Describe your work style.

I try to be detailed and thorough in my approach to projects. Before offering advice or making a decision, it is important for me to dig a little deeper to figure out my client’s true needs beyond their initial question. I also encourage this discovery process from my team.

Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?

My mother, who came to this country from Ireland with a suitcase in hand and a strong work ethic. She blossomed in the United States because she believed in setting goals and working hard toward them. But it wasn’t until she passed away that I visited the home where she had grown up and I realized how much she had accomplished. Seeing how far she had come was humbling.

Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?

Work to develop strong relationships with clients. Invest yourself in your client’s goals and become instrumental in their world. This will lead to professional satisfaction.

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