Jessica GiddingsAmina Vila
I earned a Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) from Davenport University in 2021.
What is your area of specialty – how do you best help your clients?
I specialize in accounting solutions for a variety of business industries with the most recent being Cannabis. I provide support to clients which include tech stack recommendations, accounting system set-up/improvements, training of clients and their staff, monthly/quarterly analysis of financial statements, and ongoing assistance with accounting questions and issues.
What are your top 5 strengths? What is your favorite strength?
*Adaptability*Includer*Maximizer*Relator*Belief* My favorite is adaptability. When most people stress out during change and difficult times I’m able to adapt myself and my surroundings to accommodate those changes easily. I have a very go with the flow type of personality.
How do you like to give back to the community?
I am the current board president of the Greenville High School Athletic Boosters. I have volunteered my time to VITA which provides income tax preparation for free to those of low and moderate income households.
What are your superpowers – something you’re good at that others should know about?
My super power is creating close client relationships and always seeing the positive side of things.
Accomplishment you’re proud of?
I am proud of myself for going back to school and getting my Bachelors (2019) & Master’s (2021) degrees while being a wife, mom of 2 boys and working full time. I’m grateful that I’m able to show them hard work and dedication will get results no matter what situation or hand you’re dealt with.
Tell us about your life outside of work (family/pets/sports/activities/interests/hobbies)
My husband Scott and I have 2 boys. Jake is 20 and Dravin is 18. Jake is currently in the National Guard and Dravin is attending GVSU. When we’re not working my husband and I like to go on walks with our dog, Myah and we like to take our Jeep and quads to Silver Lake or any 2-track around the area. I love watching baseball, being with friends, traveling and just being outside when it’s nice out.
What is your favorite part of working at the firm?
I love the work/life balance that Hungerford provides. I also love that they invest in their people and encourage them to do their best.