James P. Higgins, CPA, CGMA

James P. Higgins, CPA, CGMA

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Practice Areas

  • Governments
  • Utilities


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Ball State University

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant – Indiana and Kentucky
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Registered Municipal Advisor (Series 50)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Indiana CPA Society
  • Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • Association of Indiana Counties
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns
  • Indiana Association of County Commissioners
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials
  • Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers

Civic Activities

  • Miller College of Business Alumni Society
  • Ball State Accounting Advisory Council
  • USS Indiana Commissioning Committee
  • USS Indianapolis Commissioning Committee


  • 2014 Award of Achievement, Miller College of Business

Contact Jim


(317) 634-4747 ext 233

As a partner within the governmental services segment of the practice, Jim provides financial advisory services to governmental entities throughout Indiana. Jim’s background includes previous employment with the Indiana Bond Bank and Indiana State Board of Accounts, and he has worked with over 500 municipalities, political subdivisions, taxing authorities, and not-for-profit entities addressing financial, budgetary, and accounting needs.

In addition to his work for LWG, Jim gives presentations on municipal finance matters to local officials and organizations, community groups, finance professionals, investors, legislators, and rating agencies. Jim says, “The ability to partner with a community and provide value-added services to better its economic health and well-being is the most satisfying part of my job”.