Staff Profile

James E. Poole, Jr.
James E. Poole Jr.

A native of Oxford, Jim attended University of Mississippi, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in Accounting in 1972. Jim is renowned for his accomplishments on the Ole Miss football team. Following graduation, Jim owned businesses in real estate development, mortgage banking, and oil and gas exploration. In 1985 he became the sole proprietor of an accounting firm that became GranthamPoole in January 1999. Jim retired at the end of 2013.

As a strong Christian, Jim’s humble, consistent, and fatherly spirit was evident in his faithful service to GranthamPoole. His common sense approach to solving problems was a blessing to clients and a model for those continuing in his footsteps. He was instrumental in establishing a firm with a unique set of core values, leaving succeeding generations a strong foundation on which to stand.


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