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James Benjamin Edwards

James Benjamin Edwards, American accountant, educator. Certified Public Accountant Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina; certified management accountant; certified internal auditor; certified in data processing; certified cost analyst. Recipient 8 national awards for contributions to accounting literature.


  • Edwards, James Benjamin was born on April 27, 1935 in Atlanta. Son of James T. and Frances L. (McEachern) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University Georgia, 1958. Master of Business Administration, University Georgia, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, University Georgia, 1971.


    • Controller Better Maid Dairy Products, Inc., Athens, Georgia, 1958-1962. Staff accountant Max M. Cuba & Company, Atlanta, 1962-1963. Managing partner Wilson, Edwards and Swang, accountants, Nashville, 1964-1966.

      Partner Q.F. Lester & Company, Athens, 1967-1968. Vice president, chairman board directors General Data Service Inc., Georgia, 1970-1971. Internal consultant J.W. Hunt and Company, Certified Public Accountants, Columbia, 1983-1984.

      Vice president Integrated Cost Management Systems Inc., Arlington, Texas, 1990-1991. Instructor David Lipscomb College, Nashville, 1963-1966. Instructor Nashville Center University Tennessee, 1964-1966.

      Instructor accounting University Georgia, Athens, 1966-1971. Assistant professor University South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 1971-1973, associate professor, 1973-1977, professor, since 1977, fellow Business Partnership Foundation, 1977-1990, William W. Bruner Distinguished Faculty fellow, since 1990. Instructor staff training program local Certified Public Accountants firms, Nashville, 1963-1966.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina. Certified management accountant. Certified internal auditor.

      Certified in data processing. Certified cost analyst.


    • Editor: (annual publications Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Incorporated) Emerging Practices in Cost Management and, Activity-Based Mnagment, Handbook of Cost Management for Service Industries, since 1997. Contributor articles on management accounting to professional publications.


    Denomination: Church of Christ


    Coach Little League Baseball, Columbia, 1972-1976. Board directors Atlanta Bible Camp, Inc. Board directors Georgia Christian Foundation, Inc., president, 1968-1969.

    Board directors Spring Valley Education Foundation, 1983-1993, vice president, 1983-1985, treasurer, 1985-1993. Member American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute Internal Auditors, Planning Executives Institute (assistant editor national magazine 1971-1977), American Institute Decision Sciences (vice president Southeastern section 1975-1976), Institute Management Accountants (president Columbia chapter 1973-1974, national research committee 1974-1975, national education committee 1977-1980, 95—, national director 1975-1977, president Carolinas council 1976, national vice president 1980-1981), South Carolina Society of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association Accounting Instructors (founding president 1972-1973), Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Chi. Clubs: Five Points Optimist of Athens, Spring Valley Band Boosters.


    • Married Virginia Ann Reagin, February 21, 1958. Children: James Benjamin II, Chad Reagin, Calli Ann, Judy Clair.
    • father: James T. Edwards
    • mother: Frances L. (McEachern) Edwards
    • spouse: Virginia Ann Reagin
    • children: James Benjamin II Edwards
    • Chad Reagin Edwards
    • Calli Ann Edwards
    • Judy Clair Edwards
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    Born April 27, 1935
    • 1958
      University Georgia
    • 1962
      University Georgia
    • 1971
      University Georgia
    • 1958 - 1962
      Controller, Better Maid Dairy Products
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      staff accountant, Max M. Cuba & Company
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1963 - 1966
      instructor, David Lipscomb College
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      managing partner, Wilson
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      instructor, Nashville Center University Tennessee
    • 1966 - 1971
      instructor, accounting University Georgia
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      partner, Q.F. Lester & Company
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      vice president, board directors General Data Service Incorporated
    • 1970 - 1971
      chairman, board directors General Data Service Incorporated
    • 1971 - 1973
      assistant, professor University South Carolina
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      intern, al consultant J.W. Hunt and Company
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1990 - 1991
      vice president, Integrated Cost Management Systems Incorporated
      Arlington, Virginia, United States
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