Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)


  • Certified Public Accountant

About Jim

Jim Gilman established his own accounting practice in Willmar in September of 1981 after working for McGladrey and Pullen for four years. In 1995, he merged his practice with CDS and was admitted as a Partner. Jim graduated from Mankato State University in Mankato, MN with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Mathematics and Physics, and later returned to receive a degree in Accounting. After Jim's retirement from the CDS partnership in 2017, he continues to remain a trusted advisor to our clients. We are excited to have his expertise and knowledge with our firm in the years to come. Jim practices in a variety of accounting and tax areas, but specializes in tax planning and preparation.

Community Involvement

  • Local church
  • Spicer Sunrise Lions Club

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