Tessa has followed a unique path into the field of accounting and advisory services. She began her career in the field of Cosmetology and transitioned her career through her continued education and various business organizations. She has been with Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors since 2011 and brings her range of experience together to specialize in small to mid-size businesses and not-for-profit accounting, as well as managing business operations, employees, and client relations. She is passionate about working with business owners and their management teams to ensure they have accurate financial information and sound business processes. Her areas of expertise include accounting and business systems implementation and oversight, business processes, financial statement analysis and reporting, annual budgeting and forecasting, and not-for-profit grant tracking.
Tessa earned an Associate of Science in Business Studies degree from Cornerstone University and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from Grand Valley State University, and maintains a current CPA certification in the State of Michigan.
In 2019, Tessa was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan State Board of Accountancy and was recently selected by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as a member of the 40 Under 40 Business Leaders class of 2020.
Tessa loves photography, traveling, live theater, film and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Dustin, their daughter Bella and new boxer puppy Max.
Tessa serves on the board of directors for:
She is also a member of the following professional organizations:
Listen to Ep. 18 – Paving Your Own Way With Tessa Keena from UnNiched on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unniched/id1454023342?i=1000455622840