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Jim Key, CPA


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Hired: 1992

Education: Western Michigan University, BA

Practice Emphasis:

  • Audit and Accounting Services

  • Business Valuations

  • Business Planning

  • Corporate and Individual Taxation

  • Food Service

  • Health Care

  • Estate & Trust Tax Returns

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Real Estate and Insurance

  • Industry Experience

Jim found his love for accounting when he was a junior in high school starting out in an entry-level accounting class. Once in college, he discovered public accounting was the way for him and began working for a CPA part-time. After graduating, he went on to work for Arthur Anderson in Houston, the largest CPA firm in the country at that time. 3 years later, he moved back to Kalamazoo and worked for local CPA firms for the next 7 years before starting Brink, Kenyon and Key (to become Brink, Key & Chludzinski a few years later). 

Jim would note out of all his accomplishments, his proudest has been watching his kids grow up. He's happily married and enjoys playing poker, golfing, fishing and pickleball. 


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
Certificate of Educational Achievement in Business Valuations
Past Member MACPA Peer Review Task Force
Past Member MACPA Accounting & Auditing Task Force
Kalamazoo AMBUCS
Former President Business Network International
Treasurer Kalamazoo Living Endowment Fund


"We believe our clients deserve to work with a CPA firm that truly cares about them. From a personal and business financial perspective, we get satisfaction out of helping our clients succeed."

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