Jim Songey is a Tax Services partner in Grant Thornton’s Northern California offices. He has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting.
Prior to assuming this role, Songey was a tax partner in the state and local tax practice of KPMG's Northern California business unit. He was also the area managing partner of tax, for KPMG's Western region, and national partner in charge of the firm’s state and local tax practice. He has advised corporations on a wide variety of tax issues and proactively planned to minimize the overall tax burden for his clients. This planning has included transaction-based advice, as well as major global tax restructuring, ranging from mid-size companies to the Fortune 100. Songey started his career in KPMG's audit practice and as a result has strong knowledge and familiarity with U.S. GAAP. He has extensive experience in FAS 109 and FIN 48.
- State and local tax services
- Tax accounting and risk advisory
- Transaction advisory
Professional qualifications and memberships
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
BS, Business Administration, California State University, Hayward
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