Jim KirkpatrickVice President of Corporate Finance
Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
Jim is the Vice President of Corporate Finance for Shaw Industries Group, Inc. In this role, Jim directs all of the Accounting, Finance, Internal Audit and Treasury organizations. In addition, Jim has overall responsibility for Spectra Contract Flooring which is Shaw’s subsidiary engaged in selling and installing commercial floorcovering. Since joining Shaw in 1996, Jim has held several positions including Director of Contract Finance of Shaw, Treasurer of Spectra Contract Flooring, Director of Internal Audit of Shaw and Assistant Controller of Shaw.
Prior to joining Shaw, Jim spent nine years Arthur Andersen, LLP as an Audit Division Manager primarily focusing on small and emerging businesses in the financial service, trucking, manufacturing and retail industry segments. During his time at Andersen, he was a member of the firm’s Regional Financial Services Industry Team and also spent time on special assignment in Valdez, Alaska during the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Carpet and Rug Institute and is the current Treasurer. Jim is a CPA and a graduate of Auburn University and lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife and daughter.