James J. Hare, Jr., CPA

Partner, Elgin


Jim has over 30 years of experience in providing accounting, tax, and management consulting services to various industries and not-for-profit organizations. He is a seasoned management consultant, assisting businesses and their owners with succession planning, budgeting, cash flow, and many other services.

Jim is actively involved with the not-for-profit community serving on several boards and as treasurer. Jim’s responsibilities also include leading the Outsourced Accounting Service Group within Mueller.


  • B.S., Accounting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,1987
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1987

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Elgin Leadership Academy, Alumni
  • Marengo Police Pension Plan, Board Member
  • Northern Fox Valley, Habitat For Humanity, Board Member
  • Elgin Area Referral Network (Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce)