James D. “Jim”, “Donnie” Butler, CPA, CVA
As one of the founding partners, Jim Butler leads Russell Thompson Butler & Houston with a gentle hand, kind spirit and soft spoken demeanor. With over 40 years of accounting experience, Jim has become a trusted advisor and business partner to his clients. Most would say that Jim is much more than a CPA; he is a true business asset.
Jim’s specialties include physician and medical practices, finance and brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, business valuation services and management consulting.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Society of Certified Public Accountants for Alabama, Mississippi and Illinois. Jim received his degree accounting from the University of South Alabama and serves as the board treasurer of the Needle Rush Condominium Association in Perdido Key, Florida.
Jim is an active and long standing member of Springhill Baptist Church where he has served as finance chairman, deacon and Sunday school teacher. He has been involved with various civic and charitable organizations throughout his career.
He and his wife, Lynne, are the proud parents of two adult children, Matt and Katie. Beyond family, Jim’s favorite pastimes include travel, boating and hunting as well as a friendly round of golf as often as possible.
When asked, “What makes RTBH standout above the rest?”, Jim responds, “our personal touch and timely response to our clients’ needs. We understand the needs of our clients and strive to lead and counsel them in such a manner that they see us as a part of the solution.”
Areas of Practice and Specialties
Accounting & Auditing
Consulting Services, Business Valuation Mergers and Acquisitions
Not-for-Profit (Tax Exempt)
University of South Alabama
BS Accounting, 1973
Certifications and Memberships
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
American Institute of CPAs
Alabama Society of CPAs
Florida Society of CPAs
Mississippi Society of CPAs
Illinois Society of CPAs
National Association of CVAs
Spring Hill Baptist Church, Deacon
Spring Hill Baptist Church, Sunday School Teacher
Spring Hill Baptist Church, Finance Chairman and Foundation Chairman
Needle Rush Point Condominium Assoc., Past Treasurer
Senior Citizens Services of Mobile, Past Treasurer
McKemie Place, Director and Officer