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Edwards Named JCAF Editor

Dr. James "Jim" Edwards didn't "need" another challenge to keep him going.  He takes on challenges frequently in the classroom, in research, and in projects on the corporate and government levels.  But he was up for the challenge of taking on The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance (JCAF), so he has joined their team as the Editor of the publication.

James B. Edwards is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Accounting in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.  He holds a B.B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. degrees earned at the University of Georgia.  His professional certificates include Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Cost Analyst (CCA), Certified Computer Professional (CCP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Dr. Edwards has published more than 100 articles in professional publications receiving eight national awards for his writings.  He is the author or co-author of three books and served as assistant editor of Managerial Planning magazine for five years.  In 1986 he conducted a special study for the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting, "Expansion of Non-Audit Services and Auditor Independence."  He is a contributing author to Evaluating the Performance of International Operations, published in 1989 by Business International.  He is the past editor of Emerging Practices in Cost Management, the Handbook of Cost Management, and the Handbook of Cost Management for Service Industries; all were annual publications by Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc.

Dr. Edwards' professional career includes corporate controller, partner in a CPA firm, vice-president of a data processing company, university professor, and consulting engagements.  He has conducted training and consulting engagements for clients such as IBM Corp., Daimler-Benz Corporation, Allied Corp., Wheel Trueing Tool Co., ARAMCO, Smith + Nephew, Inc., Anchor Continental, Inc., NCR Corp., Milliken Research Company, Sonoco Products Company, Blue-Cross/Blue-Shield of South Carolina, CMI, National Association of Accountants (now known as the Institute of Management Accountants), several State Societies of CPAs, and the US-SBA.

 Congratulations to Dr. Edwards on his many achievements and best wishes for all his future endeavors!

Reprinted with permission of the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1097-003).