James Piper is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CPA, CA). He has been in public accounting since 1988 after obtaining his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. In 1993 while working as a Tax Manager for a big six accounting firm, he completed the 2 year CICA In-Depth Income Tax Course, a comprehensive training program for income tax specialists.