Nicki Young

Nicki Young

Staff Accountant

Education/Certification

• Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Analysis—Davenport University
• Master of Fine Arts—University of Michigan
• Bachelor of Fine Arts—The University of Oklahoma

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

I work on the Grand Rapids auditing team, assisting with audits and reviews of not-for-profit and governmental entities.

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

• Individualization
• Ideation
• Strategic
• Learner
• Achiever

My favorite strengths are individualization and strategic. I enjoy working with a diverse range of individuals, both clients and co-workers, and thinking strategically so I can best serve each client and approach tasks.

How do you like to give back to the community?

I am an avid supporter of Grand Rapids’ performing arts organizations. As a former professional ballet dancer, I am passionate about continuing the thriving arts scene in Grand Rapids. I seek out opportunities to attend live performances and art installations and continue to teach dance and perform in the community when time allows!

Accomplishment you’re proud of?

I am proud of making a successful career transition from being a professional ballet dancer and educator into the accounting and finance sector. I look forward to continuing to grow in this new career path and finding ways to merge my arts and finance experience.

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

Outside of work you will find me spending time with my husband, Nathan, and family, who live in my hometown Traverse City. I love taking advantage of Michigan’s beautiful natural landscape and the many outdoor activities it offers. I also enjoy finding ways to grow my engagement with art, both as an audience member and a practitioner.

What is your favorite part of working at the firm?

Hungerford Nichols is a very welcoming and inclusive work environment for people of diverse backgrounds. I am grateful to have to opportunity to work for a company that continuously seeks to grow and improve, both internally and in its client relationships.