GO2JH Communications and Consulting

(Growth Opportunity Oriented)

About Us

James D. Hallinan CPA CIA CFSA CBA 
GO2JH Communications and Consulting

  Jim Hallinan is a growth opportunity oriented (GO2):

  • Independent business partnering consultant;
  • Personal/ professional and organizational development, governance, leadership and (internal) audit coach/ trainer;
  • Inspirational/ motivational communications and positive energy culture - environment driver;
  • Organizational Vision/ Mission/ Purpose/ Values/ and Beliefs clarity and alignment success foundations strategist and innovator;
  • Board of Directors/ Audit Committee vital governance/ oversight informational awareness and education/ support provider;   
  • All Level (Board, management, staff) organizational performance advancement promoter/ mentor/ confidant;
  • Internal audit (outsourcing) expert/ full service program vendor and quality assessment conductor;
  • Process improvement – control enhancement opportunity identifier and integrations analyst;
  • Strategic intentioning and (enterprise) risk management (ERM) advisor;
  • Risk/ control self-assessment and time/ energy/ focus productivity prioritization facilitator;
  • Sensitive Bank Secrecy Act/ Anti-Money Laundering regulatory safety and soundness compliance program auditor;
  • Bank Asset-Liability/ Interest Rate Risk Management internal control/ process reviewer;
  • COSO internal control and ERM frameworks training/ development and design/ deployment coordinator and guide;
  • SOX 404/ FDICIA internal control over financial reporting core controls design/ documentation and operating level effectiveness assessor;
  • Versatile Special Projects on request, full accountability engagement responder and delivery fulfillment expectations exceeder.

Jim has over 30 years of diversified corporate and independent business consulting experience, with significant focus on providing proactive guidance to organizations in support of their efforts to strengthen governance, risk management, internal control, audit, and organizational training/ development programs and processes. Jim is an approved Continuing Education program sponsor of the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, has been a speaker at various in-house, professional/ organization, and client conferences and training events, conducts Board of Director/ Audit Committee education/ training and informational awareness communications, and provides an array of transformational personal/ professional and organizational development/ growth, governance, leadership, and audit related training programs.

Jim was recently chosen by Villanova University to be the instructor for its future planned Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) review course/ program re-launch and was also selected as one of three national Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to work with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the recognized global leader of the internal audit profession, on their CIA Learning System materials update project team. Jim has been a speaker at various IIA Phila. Chapter conferences and has worked on a number of major quality assurance related projects for the IIA, including:

  • Performing as a Team Leader/ Project Manager for select IIA Quality Assessment (QA) reviews in the U.S.
  • Being a contributing author of the IIA’s QA Manual (4th update version) and playing a lead role in the re-write/ updating of the IIA’s QA training/ development course (as related to the applicable QA Manual update version).

Prior to the start of his independent business consulting career, Jim had a successful corporate career in the banking industry. He functioned as Vice President for the Audit Division of a major banking institution headquartered in Phila, PA where he was responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of various major financial, operations, subsidiary, regulatory and international audits. Jim managed assignments and relationships in the U.S. as well as internationally in: London, England; Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. Jim also served as Vice President and Director of Professional Practices and Quality Assurance.

Jim has earned the following accounting/ audit related professional certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
  • Certified Bank Auditor (CBA)

Jim has also earned a Certification in Life Purpose Coaching, is a published professional and inspirational author, and is currently working on a number of other inspirational and personal/ professional and organizational development projects.

Jim volunteers his time each year as part of the local arm of the nationally recognized UPWARD sports program. He is a member of Upward’s leadership team in his local community, coaches four of his sons’ basketball teams as part of the Upward program, functions as coach commissioner of multiple grades/ leagues, assists in annual player evaluation and coach training programs, and gives half time inspirational talks at Upward games each year.

Jim’s Life Work Mission is: To help enlighten (‘bring forth the light from within’), inspire, empower and support people from all walks and stages of life, and teams/ groups/ organizations of all types and sizes, in their quests to: create significant, positive, ongoing/ sustainable change; tap more fully into/ unleash their inner genius and potential; and experience ever increasing levels of growth, fulfillment and success!


Contact Info. for Jim Hallinan: jamesdhallinan@gmail.com / 610-202-2255


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