Ep. 18 – Paving your own way with Tessa Keena

On this episode of UnNiched, we welcome Tessa Keena. Tessa is a CPA with Hungerford Nichols and is a tough as nails overcomer. Tessa's the total package. She's a brilliant mind, a gifted professional, a selfless giving mom, and she has a knack for making you feel like her best friend. Join Andrea as she chats with Tessa, and by the end of the show, you'll want to be her best friend too.

Show Notes & References


Tessa earned an Associate of Science in Business Studies degree from Cornerstone University, 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. She is a QuickBooks Certified Pro­Advisor.

Tessa was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan State Board of Accountancy in 2019.

Tessa has followed a unique path into the field of accounting. She started in the field of Cosmetology, maintaining her license for over 14 years, and transitioning into accounting through various business organizations. She has been with Hungerford Nichols 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.