J.F. Williams Co., Inc.
Founder and Senior Financial Planner
Fee-Only financial planner located in Denver, CO, serving clients locally and across the country
James Williams is a Denver, CO fee-only financial planner. J.F. Williams Co., Inc. provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and income tax planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, James Williams is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Jim Williams founded J.F. Williams Co., Inc. in 1995 to help people manage their money to tend to their life. His prior experience includes an extensive career in personal and estate tax planning and compliance management with a national accounting firm; as well as providing income tax, property and excise tax compliance management and special finance planning for a variety of businesses.
While J.F. Williams Co., Inc. serves a wide range of clients, Jim’s experience in multi-sized, profitable organizations affords him insight and empathy for the particular concerns of corporate executives, public practice CPAs, small business professionals and their families. He also has developed specialized expertise in managing retirement planning and other life transitions by participating in the Sudden Money Institute and similar professional networks.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Colorado and a master’s degree in accounting with an emphasis in taxation from Colorado State University. He has held a CPA certification since 1978 and his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification since 1995. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the Personal Financial Planning Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council. He also has served on the Discipline and Ethics Commission of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
James Williams is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
NAPFA members live by three important values:
- To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
- To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
- To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.
Integrated oversight for your patchwork of pursuits
Throughout your life well lived, you’ve accumulated your favorite people, places, interests and experiences. You’ve also accumulated investments, spending habits, insurance policies, estate planning documents. Then there are all those specialized names and numbers you must call for each concern.
What’s missing is advisory oversight: a seasoned expert to help you gather your parts into a seamless whole. At J.F. Williams Co., Inc., we dedicate ourselves to stitching together your financial affairs, smoothing out financial gaps and overlaps, and weaving your material wealth into the fabric of your personal pursuits. Our integrated services include:
- Financial Planning
- Investment Management
- Retirement Planning
- Transition Planning
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- College Education Planning
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
James Williams is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
James Williams is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
James Williams is a Certified Public Accountant (Learn More)
Certified Public Accountants are licensed by the state and authorized by the state to practice public or private accounting. CPA licensing requirements are state specific, but typically include a bachelors degree with additional accounting coursework, successful completion of the Uniform CPA Exam, work experience, successful completion of an approved ethics course, and ongoing continuing education.
James Williams is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential is granted solely to CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) with considerable personal financial planning education and experience. All areas of personal financial planning—including estate, retirement, investments, and insurance—have tax implications, and the PFS professional has the experience, ethics, and expertise to get the job done right.
James Williams is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Contact James Williams
1120 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203