Sep. 1st, 2016

Spotlight: HN Welcomes New Shareholders

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors is pleased to announce the election of Brett Karhoff and Aaron Sal to the position of Shareholder.

HN-New-Shareholders-web“The addition of Brett and Aaron to our shareholder group aligns well with our mission, vision and values and we are excited to have them as part of the leadership team.” says Rick Chrisman, CPA, MST, Managing Shareholder of the firm. “We believe that growth creates opportunities for all and this is reflected within our succession plan. Our firm continues to grow as a result of our constant focus on preparing our next generation of leaders for the future.”


Brett Karhoff, CPA, MST – Shareholder:

Brett KarhoffBrett has spent the past 22 years working with a variety of individuals and business owners in a broad range of industries including: manufacturing, real estate, entertainment and media, retail, not for profit, and professional services. He has been with Hungerford Nichols for 6 years and currently oversees the firm’s Tax department. Brett earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Grand Valley State University. He enjoys sharing his tax knowledge with others and frequently instructs continuing education courses for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and as an adjunct faculty member at Grand Valley State University.

 Peggy Murphy, CPA, CGMA, Shareholder shares, “Brett has been an excellent addition to our tax team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Our clients value his unique ability to delve deep into technical matters and explain the issues in a very understandable way.  It’s no wonder Brett is a frequently requested speaker on technical topics. We are very pleased to have Brett as a Shareholder in the firm.”








Aaron Sal, CPA, MSA – Shareholder:

AaronAaron celebrated the completion of his 15th tax season with Hungerford Nichols this year. He specializes in tax and financial planning, reporting and providing good ideas for closely-held businesses and business owners in the manufacturing, distribution, transportation and construction industries. He has in-depth experience with financial statement reporting, tax research, tax return compliance, tax planning and transaction consulting. He enjoys working with West Michigan business owners to provide solutions that add value to their businesses and help drive their continued success. He earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from Grand Valley State University.

“Aaron has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to building relationships with staff, clients and business leaders throughout the community. His leadership, hard work and attention to detail have contributed significantly to our continued growth and success. We look forward to his continued success in his new role.” says Tom Prince, CPA, MBA, Shareholder.



Family Photos: Photography by Margaret

All other Photos: Byran Esler Photo