James D. Fennel

Partner, Government Contract Services Group

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James D. Fennel, CPA, serves as a partner in Aronson LLC’s Government Contract Services Group. He joined Aronson LLC in 1997 and has 15 years of experience in the industry.

Jim specializes in government contracting and technology matters, including audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements, compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Section 8(a) business development program strategies. He has deep expertise in compliance, mergers and acquisitions, business and shareholder taxation, purchase accounting and private equity investments, and synthetic equity compensation strategies.

Jim has performed various speaking engagements which include topics such as using equity and equity-linked incentives to recruit and motivate employees, doing business with the government for financial institutions, 8(a) business development program compliance, indirect rate considerations for government contractors, and more.

Jim is active in the profession and his community where he serves as a member of several organizations such as the AICPA, SECAF, and NCEO. He also volunteers his time to serve as an assistant baseball and football coach. Jim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pennsylvania’s St. Vincent College in 1996.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, St. Vincent College


  • General assurance, tax services for government contractors


  • Member, SECAF
  • Member, NCEO
  • Member, AICPA
  • Member, MACPA
  • Volunteer, Germantown Athletic Club


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