Jim Blinka

James Blinka

Central Tax Regional Managing Partner


BDO Milwaukee Office



Executive Summary

Jim is an experienced leader with 32 years of experience. As the Wisconsin Practice Leader for Tax Services, Jim is responsible for establishing objectives and managing all aspects of the Wisconsin practice including strategic planning, budgeting, client services, sales and marketing, recruiting and staff development. Jim’s primary area of practice includes consultation on a variety of C-corporation and pass thru issues such as accounting methods, revenue recognition, expense deductibility, multi-state apportionment etc. In addition, he spends a significant amount of time consulting on merger and acquisition issues such as the IRC section 338 elections, due diligence, and NOL carry-forwards. Over the course of Jim’s career, he has worked with public, private and non-profit entities in widely diverse industries including manufacturing, distribution, technology, financial services, healthcare and real estate.

Jim is also a member of our Compensation and Benefits Practice and regularly consults with businesses and individuals regarding complex executive compensation issues.

Professional Affiliations

AICPA Employee Benefits Taxation Committee
University of Wisconsin, Lecturer Masters of Tax Program
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Foundation, Board Member
Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants


M.S.T., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Community Involvement

Treasurer of the UW-Milwaukee Foundation
Treasurer of St John Lutheran Church