James D. Walker has been the Managing Director of VATAmerica, LP since its founding in 1993 and of CB VATAmerica LLC since its founding in 2006.

Prior to establishing VATAmerica, Jim spent 13 years in the tax practice of Ernst & Young LLP, eight of those as a partner. He served as a Director of Tax in the firm's New Jersey practice.

His broad knowledge of taxes is what led him to establish VATAmerica, recognizing that a significant tax need of American businesses was not being addressed adequately by US tax advisors.

Jim is a member of various professional organizations and is a frequent lecturer before international chambers of commerce and other trade organizations on subjects related to VAT. His articles discussing VAT have appeared in various professional and other publications.

He is a CPA and a lawyer and holds a BS from Gannon University and a JD from Catholic University School of Law.