James G. Newman, CPA

James G. Newman, CPA

Shareholder, Tax Services

Jim joined Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 1984, becoming a shareholder in 1985. He is now the firm’s Managing Shareholder and has served in this capacity since 2000. He leads the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Service Team. His work spans companies of all sizes, from $5 million to $100 million.

Jim began his career in the largest local CPA firm in Texas, located in Houston. He worked with a national firm in St. Petersburg for five years prior to joining GSS in October 1984. Jim has served a variety of clients throughout his career with emphasis in manufacturing, distribution and franchise operations – particularly in helping owner-managed companies improve their business processes.


Jim received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Florida State University.


Jim is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Florida. He holds SEC Series 7 and Florida Life, Health and Variable Annuity licenses.

Professional Affiliations

Jim is a member of the Florida and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He is past Director and charter member of the National Association of Accountants.

Community and Civic Organizations Served

Jim currently serves on the Finance Committee for the Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., and is a past board member for the museum. He is the current President and a founding board member for the Heroes of the St. Pete Police. He is also a Trustee for the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation Board. Jim is a graduate of Leadership St. Pete, a past board member of both the Suncoast Children’s Dream Fund and the Coliseum Advisory Committee, and is past president of Suncoasters, Inc.