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Tom Cripps, CPA
CFO and Firm Administrator

Tom worked for the firm from 1998 to 2000 as a Staff Accountant. He then spent a few years working as a Controller in the private business sector before re-joining the firm in 2003 as our Controller. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

Tom serves as CFO for Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors (with locations in Grand Rapids, Greenville, St. Joseph, and Muskegon) and three affiliate organizations: SourcIT, Hungerford Valuation, and Hungerford Financial. As a key man in a small organization, Tom wears many hats and is actively involved with Hungerford Nichols and our 3 affiliate organizations, serving strategic planning, administration, financial oversight, human resources, and operational leadership roles. Tom manages the Firm’s internal accounting functions and administrative duties, as well as a variety of business and individual client accounts.

Tom works closely with our leadership team and contracted a research group to implement a “lean and green” initiative. The first goal was to reduce our cash collection cycle time. This program had tremendous success as we transitioned from doing our billings once a month to doing them on a daily basis. Additional goals were to reduce the environmental footprint and improve our reputation as a leading environmental and socially-oriented organization. Tom oversees the “Lean” initiative and he helped to establish the Firm’s Green Team.

Tom and his wife Sally have a daughter and two sons. Their family enjoys spending time outdoors in the summer camping, fishing, swimming, boating, and playing a variety of sports.

Tom is an active member in the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Greenville Business Network