Emily Quist, CPA

Emily Quist, CPA

Senior Accountant


I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Information Management from Davenport University. I am licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan.

What is your area of specialty – how do you best help your clients?

I primarily work on employee benefit plan audits, review, audit and compilation engagements and tax return preparation services

What are your top 5 strengths? What is your favorite strength?

• Learner
• Input
• Achiever
• Responsibility
• Restorative

My favorite strength is learner. I have always enjoyed learning, which was fostered by my parents and many wonderful educators over the years. As a child I loved school and would read hundreds of books every year. I like to challenge myself to learn something new every day, whether it is at work or in everyday life.

How do you like to give back to the community?

I am currently mentoring an accounting student through the MICPA mentorship program. I also participate in various events at my alma mater, Davenport University.

Accomplishment you’re proud of?

• Professionally – Becoming a CPA
• Personally – Summiting Mt. Katahdin

Tell us about your life outside of work (family/pets/sports/activities/interests/hobbies)

Although accountants are typically stereotyped as left-brained individuals, I enjoy tapping into my creative side through art, diy projects, and music. I have learned to play several different instruments including, piano, cello, and ukulele.

I also enjoy spending time outside biking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the many recreational options that Michigan has to offer.

What is your favorite part of working at the firm?

As cliché as it sounds, the culture of HN is second to none. HN is truly committed to work-life balance and flexibility which is hard to come by working in public accounting. From the first day I met Hungerford employees at my college career fair, I knew that this was a team I wanted to be a part of. I feel blessed to work with and grow alongside some of the most talented individuals in the industry.