Sep. 17th, 2015

Spotlight: Adriane Schrauben Wins Women to Watch Award from MICPA

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Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 17, 2015 – Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors is pleased to announce Adriane Schrauben, CPA, MBA and firm Shareholder has been recognized by her peers at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) with the Women to Watch – Experienced Leader Award. Adriane is one of three women in the state of Michigan to receive this award. Winners were selected by the MICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Task Force. Adriane was selected based upon her leadership position within the firm, her dedicated mentoring of other professionals at the firm, taking intentional steps to improve her workplace, giving back through public/civic service and her contribution to the profession as a whole. Adriane will be honored at the MICPA’s Annual Awards Dinner in West Bloomfield, Mich. on September 30, 2015.

Shareholder Phil Saurman boasts, “I have proudly watched Adriane develop her career and leadership skills over the past 15 years. Adriane specializes in School District Auditing as well as Estate and Trust planning. Both areas include having difficult conversations with clients; which Adriane does with ease and kindness. She has quickly earned the respect of not only her clients, but her peers as a strong analytical CPA who delivers “good ideas” to help her clients. She is recognized as a thought leader in her industry and has strong presentation skills. Adriane is also very passionate about empowering women in the workplace and strives to set a great example for her two daughters by demonstrating a consistent balance between work and home life. She is grateful for the women who have paved a path for her in the workplace and is committed to growing her profession. She encourages more women to join the profession, all the while promoting family as a priority. Adriane is an enthusiastic team member, leader and role model and an important asset to the company. I’m fortunate to have her on my team and look forward to watching her career grow.”

Adriane Schrauben, CPA, MBA – Shareholder:

Adriane started with the firm as an intern in 2000 and now is the Shareholder in charge of School District Auditing as well as heading up the Estate and Trust group within the firm. With over 15 years in public accounting, she provides her clients with services including audit of financial statements, preparation of individual and trust tax returns and tax planning. Adriane is the third female Shareholder in the history of the firm.

Adriane earned both her Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees at Grand Valley State University and is a national presenter of technical topics for the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International conference. She has also authored articles on estate planning.

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About Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors is a full-service CPA firm with offices in Grand Rapids and Greenville, MI. The firm provides accounting, business advisory, tax return preparation, tax planning, auditing, financial planning and IT advisory services with an emphasis on closely-held and family-owned businesses. The firm also services Governmental entities, Not-for-Profit Organizations and Employee Benefit Plans. Hungerford Nichols has grown to become one of the largest locally-owned, independent CPA firms in West Michigan. They will celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2016. Visit their website at www.hungerfordnichols.com.