Tessa has followed a unique path into the field of accounting. She began her career in the field of Cosmetology and transitioned into Public Accounting through her continued education and various business organizations. Tessa has been with Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors since 2011 and is passionate about working with business owners and their management teams to ensure they have accurate financial information and sound business processes. She is a thought leader in the industry and leads the firm’s Accounting Solutions Team. Tessa works with a variety of industries and organizations to oversee and implement accounting and business systems & processes. She also specializes in financial statement analysis and reporting, annual budgeting and forecasting, and non-profit grant tracking.
Tessa earned an Associate of Science in Business Studies degree from Cornerstone University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from Grand Valley State University, and maintains a current CPA certification in the State of Michigan.
In 2019, Tessa was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan State Board of Accountancy and was recently selected by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as a member of the 40 Under 40 Business Leaders class of 2020.
Tessa serves on the board of directors for:
She is also a member of the following professional organizations:
Tessa loves photography, traveling, live theater, film and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Dustin, their daughter Bella and dog Max.
Listen to Ep. 18 – Paving Your Own Way With Tessa Keena from UnNiched on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unniched/id1454023342?i=1000455622840