James Ashland


James M. Ashland, CPA, is a partner with over 40 years of experience providing clients with expert accounting, auditing, and consulting services. Jim joined Sikich when Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell, a public accounting firm offering accounting, audit, tax compliance and planning, and employee benefit plan services, was acquired by the firm in 2019. Prior to his position as partner, Jim was a shareholder at Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell.

Jim, in his current role, works diligently with single and multiemployer employee benefit plans as well as labor unions. His clients lean on his diverse knowledge in audit, accounting, and consulting services and his deep understanding of the industry. Jim’s experience provides a unique opportunity for his clients, as he also has decades of experience serving labor organizations and Taft-Hartley Employee Benefit Plans.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Marquette University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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