Stephen Shira, CPA

Stephen Shira

Staff Accountant

Education/Certification

I received an associate’s degree with a focus in accounting from Grand Rapids Community College before transferring to Ferris State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree in 2018. Upon graduation, I began studying for the CPA exam and received my CPA license in 2020.

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

I specialize in individual and business tax preparation, providing monthly accounting oversight and assistance as well as payroll processing and compliance.

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

  • Context
  • Includer
  • Achiever
  • Positivity
  • Maximizer

My favorite strength is Positivity because even during the stress of tax season, I try to find the best in each situation and I try to remain positive about everything.

What are your superpowers – something you’re good at that others should know about?

I think I’m good at seeing the good in every situation, every person, and being inclusive of others. Knowing that everyone has their own story allows you to pay attention to smaller details of their personality and know why they are the way they are.

Accomplishment you’re proud of?

I’m proud of the work ethic I developed growing up playing hockey and to be able to use those skills to overcome obstacles and challenges that are thrown my way in private life and work life.

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

In my free time, you can find me on a golf course in the summer time and in an ice rink in the winter time. I have an obsession with the Washington Capitals so I try to catch all 82 games of the regular season on TV and whenever they’re in town. I enjoy playing guitar, running outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite part of working at the firm?

From day one they make you feel included, involved, and an important asset to the firm. Hungerford truly values a work/life balance and is really easy-going/flexible when it comes to schedules. They invest in you to be a successful employee and part of the team.