James Gentry, CPA


Jim is a Principal and Stockholder of the firm. He has more than 30 years of experience serving both closely-held businesses and individuals. Jim has worked extensively with manufacturers, distributors, and real estate developers and lessors and has specialized knowledge of the issues and opportunities unique to these industries.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.


  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Accounting and Auditing Committee of the MSCPA
  • Member, AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • Member, BKR Association of Accounting Firms Manufacturing Committee
  • Member, Printing Industries of St. Louis (PISTL)

Jim Gentry

Direct - 314-317-6513
Email: jgentry@connerash.com
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  • Member, West County Insiders
  • Volunteer, Taxpayer Assistance Program (TAP) for low income wage earners for over 15 years
  • Former Volunteer, United Way Allocations Panel - Health and Human Services
  • Former, Treasurer, Parkway South Lacrosse Association
  • Former, Treasurer, Parkway South Hockey Association
  • Coach and/or Team Manager, Various Kirkwood Hockey teams (1997 to 2004)
  • Former Board Member and Registrar, Kirkwood Youth Hockey Association