C.J. James

National Education Practice Leader

KPMG in Canada

C.J. is the Leader of KPMG Canada’s National Education Practice and the Industry Leader of KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government, Healthcare practice in British Columbia. She has over 25 years of experience working with a wide-range of public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations. Her experience with and understanding of the inner workings of these organizations, including the various opportunities and challenges that they face, make her a trusted advisor within the Public Sector and Canadian Education sector.  She facilitates solutions to operational issues for stakeholders and senior officials of public sector organizations and higher education institutions. In her role as National Education Leader, C.J. ensures that we bring the full breadth and depth of KPMG’s expertise, experience and thought leadership to the sector, by creating collaborative opportunities for higher education institutions in Canada and KPMG education networks globally.

  • Accounting standards
  • Audit
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Change
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of British Columbia

  • Fellow of Community Shift (Creating Value in Not-for-Profit Organizations), Richard Ivey School of Business

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

  • Board Member, Public Sector Accounting Board