Jim Buttonow, CPA, CITP, directs product development for H&R Block’s Tax Audit & Tax Notice Services. Previously, he was vice president of product development and co-founder of tax technology company New River Innovation. A CPA and former IRS large case team audit coordinator, Jim worked at the IRS for 19 years. Since leaving the IRS, Jim has represented many clients before the IRS and has been in private practice since 2006. Jim’s articles have appeared in The Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today and various state CPA society magazines. In 2012 and 2013, Accounting Today named Jim one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.