James Elder



James Elder is a Director in Clearview’s Accounting and Finance Practice. He has over 20 years of leadership experience building organizations for sustainable growth as well as leading turnaround and restructuring initiatives. As a former CFO, James prides himself on creating clarity around the core cause of the business challenges impacting Clearview clients, and then delivering a plan and solution set that allows them to move forward quickly and effectively in the pursuit of their goals. James specializes in CFO services, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, organizational alignment, banking, strategic planning, high growth, private equity, sales operations and metrics, policy development, process improvement, financial analysis and financial modeling.

James works with a wide range of companies, from start-ups to Multi-National organizations, and enjoys being able to play a part in their success and helping executives and shareholders realize their financial and organizational goals.


James attended Towson University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

James's Latest Insights

August 23rd 2018

Is Consulting Right for You?

Accounting & Finance

Could consulting be the right path for you? Here are some important factors to consider.

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James Elder, Director
July 24th 2018

Benefits and Drawbacks of Temporary Accounting Resources

Accounting & Finance

The end of the year is fast approaching, and you won’t be able to accomplish what you need to at your current pace. Should you stretch the current staff to the max to get you over the finish line, bring on some interim resources, or hire someone full time? Here’s our take.

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James Elder, Director