James P. McAndrews III is the Director, Audits and Criminal Investigations, for the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue in Washington, DC. Mr. McAndrews has deep experience and expertise in turning around poorly performing groups to build and maintain high performing teams in corporate, nonprofit and youth sports settings.
In addition, Mr. McAndrews also is the part-time Chief Financial Officer for Gryphon Diesel Engines, LLC, a Maryland-based startup company that is developing a prototype diesel engine with a patent-pending design that uses 80% less fuel for the same horsepower produced, with near zero pollutant emissions. He also provides tax and accounting services for Brandt and Associates, a tax compliance firm in Alexandria, VA. Before joining DC OTR, Gryphon and Brandt, Mr. McAndrews was the Managing Partner of the Mid-Atlantic and New York Metro area offices for Tatum, a Randstad company, providing clients with hands on strategic, financial and technology leadership with experienced CFO and CIO level professionals in 10 offices nationwide.
Prior to joining Tatum in 2012, Mr. McAndrews was the Senior Vice President, Finance over the Tax and Records Management departments at Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth Corporation) in Birmingham, AL. Prior to joining HealthSouth Corporation in September 2005, Mr. McAndrews was at Freddie Mac in McLean, VA, serving as Vice President, Finance, and Vice President, Corporate Tax and Tax Counsel. In 1985, he joined that firm to establish its corporate tax function, as the then $16 billion company first became subject to federal income tax. Mr. McAndrews began his career in 1978 with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Washington, DC. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree from Georgetown University, and both a Law degree and a Master of Law in Taxation degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. McAndrews is admitted to the Bar in DC, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and he has CPA certificates in DC and Virginia.
Mr. McAndrews has substantial community involvement experience in leadership roles, especially in several Catholic schools, parishes, education organizations and coaching youth sports, as well as with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, including Co-Chairing the 1999 and 2000 Leukemia Balls in Washington, DC. He also completed the year-long community leadership program with Leadership Fairfax in Fairfax County, VA in 1996. Mr. McAndrews is married 41 years to his wife, Patricia, raising five children with one grandchild, and living in Arlington, VA.