Jim Callihan, CPA, Shareholder, Audit and Advisory

Jim Callihan, CPA Shareholder, Audit and Advisory

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Phone: 423-755-0716




James D. (Jim) Callihan is a Shareholder in the LBMC Audit and Advisory practice.

Jim has over thirty years of professional experience. He has served clients in a variety of sectors, including consumer and industrial products, services, and electric and gas utilities.

Jim’s financial statement audit experience includes working with both owner-managed and private equity-backed private companies, as well as fifteen different SEC registrants. Over the course of his career Jim has also participated in a number of engagements related to mergers and acquisitions, including audits, due diligence assistance and technical consulting.

Jim’s responsibilities with LBMC include client service, business development and quality assurance matters.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Jim joined LBMC in 2010 after a twenty-eight year career with PwC. While primarily focused on external audits over the course of his career, Jim also has extensive experience with internal audit activities, including serving as lead partner on a number of internal audit out-source engagements and serving as one of PwC’s consulting partners for matters related to internal controls “SOX” compliance audits.

He continues his education annually through ongoing continuing professional education programs offered by various professional groups.

Community Involvement

Jim is active in and continues to support many civic and professional organizations, including:

  • Downtown Council of the Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • United Way Committees
  • Tennessee Small Business Development Council of Chattanooga, Board Member
  • Association for Visual Arts, Treasurer
  • GigTank entrepreneur teams, Mentor
  • Public Education Foundation’s Principal Leadership Academy, Mentor
  • Chattanooga Rotary Club

Outside the Office

In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with family, fly fishing, bird hunting, and Tennessee Vols football and basketball.  He and his wife, Becky reside in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and their two children are currently attending graduate school.