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James Caruso, CPA

James Caruso, CPA

Jim Caruso is a Partner overseeing Fesnak’s Financial Management Outsourcing and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Jim has 20 years of diverse experience in financial management, M&A, operations, information technology, auditing and consulting. Since joining Fesnak and Associates LLP in 2005, he has led the delivery of outsourced financial management services to numerous organizations, while serving as Acting CFO to help several emerging growth companies get to the next level. Jim has also led financial due diligence for more than 20 acquisitions over the past few years.Prior to joining Fesnak and Associates LLP, Jim was EVP/CFO of a private equity-backed middle-market manufacturing company, where he was brought on to help facilitate a turnaround, reorganization and ultimate sale of the business. Jim has also worked for operating units of two Fortune 500 companies, as well as for Deloitte & Touche in two separate stints in both auditing and management consulting roles. His functional expertise includes financial and operational analysis, M&A, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, business process analysis and optimization, turnarounds and change management.Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Queens College of the City University of New York. He serves on the Boards of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia (EFGP). He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group (GPSEG) and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce.