PKF Mueller

Enhancing the lifetime success of our clients

The Mueller Team

James J. Hare Jr.



Jim has over 30 years of experience in providing accounting, tax, and management consulting services to various industries and not-for-profit organizations. He is a seasoned management consultant, assisting businesses and their owners with succession planning, budgeting, cash flow, and many other services. Jim is actively involved with the not-for-profit community serving on several boards and as treasurer. Jim’s responsibilities also include leading the Outsourced Accounting Service Group within Mueller.


  • B.S., Accounting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,1987
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1987
  • Series 66 Exam – Uniform Combined State Law, 2009
  • Series 7 Exam – General Securities Representative, 2009
  • Life Insurance License, 2010


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Elgin Leadership Academy, Alumni
  • Marengo Police Pension Plan, Board Member
  • Northern Fox Valley, Habitat For Humanity, Board Member
  • Elgin Area Referral Network (Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce)

Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Independent Financial Partners (IFP), a Registered Investment Adviser. Mueller Financial Services, Inc. and IFP are separate entities from LPL Financial. 

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