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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.


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.


Contractor, 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 Of Directors, General Data Svc. Inc., Athens, 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, U. Tennessee, 1964-1966;instructor accounting, U. Georgia, Athens, 1966-1971;assistant professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, South Carolina., 1971-1973;associate professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, South Carolina., 1973-1977;professor, University of Southern California, Columbia, South Carolina., since 1977;fellow Business Partnership Foundation, University of Southern California, Columbia, South Carolina., 1977-1990;William W. Bruner Distinguished Faculty fellow, University of Southern California, Columbia, since 1990. Instructor staff training program local Certified Public Accountants firms, Nashville, 1963-1966.


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

    Certified in data processing. Certified cost analyst.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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.

James T. Edwards

Frances L. (McEachern) Edwards

Virginia Ann Reagin

James Benjamin II Edwards

Chad Reagin Edwards

Calli Ann Edwards

Judy Clair Edwards