James H. Bock, CPA
Jim is a 1973 graduate of Cal State University Bakersfield, he was named the School of Business’ outstanding alumnus for 2001-2002 and was elected to the CSUB Hall of Fame in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting. As a senior, he was named the school’s outstanding business student and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Jim joined the firm in 1977 and was admitted as a partner in 1979. He served as the firm’s President from 1990 until July 1991 when he was named Managing Partner and served in that position until July 2014.
Jim has spent most of his professional career advising businesses on various financial, tax and strategic matters.
He has been active in the California Society of Certified Public Accountants since 1975 and has held the offices of President, President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Bakersfield Chapter. He has also served as a member of various local and state level committees of California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jim has served as the alumni representative on the Student Union Governing Board of his Alma Mater. He has also chaired the Bethany Service Center and is a past Head Trader of Trade Club of Kern County. Jim has served on the boards for Garces High School, the American Heart Association, the Court Appointed Special Advocates Board and the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. Jim is currently a member of the Kern County Treasury Oversight Committee and board member of Valley Achievement Center. Jim is also an alumnus of Leadership Bakersfield – Class of 1996.