James D. Broughton, CPA
James joined Vrakas in 2010 as a tax manager and quickly advanced to his current role as a Tax Principal His primary responsibilities include tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses. He also has extensive experience working with corporate entities, including consolidated corporations, multi-state and multi-national corporations. James has a concentration of clients in the manufacturing, professional services, real estate and construction industries.
Prior to joining Vrakas, James spent 3 years working for a local CPA firm in the southeast region of the United States and 4 years serving as a tax accountant with a Big 4 firm. During his years with these firms, James often spent time researching emerging tax laws and complex tax related issues. This familiarity with research techniques has proven to be a valuable asset to Vrakas and our many clients.
Raised in northern Milwaukee, James moved to Florida to attend school and spent the early years of his career there. He moved back to the Milwaukee area in 2010 to continue his career and be closer to family and friends. He attributes his success to hard work, accessibility and developing strong relationships with both colleagues and clients. When away from the office, James is a fan of outdoor activities and enjoys baseball, backpacking, deep sea fishing and SCUBA trips.