Debra Hirschi, a Senior Tax Manager with over 30 years of experience, enjoys ''assisting a wide variety of individual and business clients.'' Debbie graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She provides tax preparation and planning services for a variety of clients. Debbie also enjoys assisting clients through business consulting, estate planning, and trust administration. Some of Debbie's day-to-day tasks include cash budgeting, retirement planning, business succession planning and estate planning for individuals and businesses.
''Martin, Hood, Friese and Associates has a real team environment,'' states Doug Canfield, Senior Tax Manager. ''Everyone is always focused on providing excellent service for our clients.'' Doug graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and joined the MHFA team in 2000. Doug's daily tasks include assisting individuals and many types of businesses with items related to tax planning and preparation. He also notes, ''MHFA is very supportive of their employees' family needs, which helps us balance work and family life.''
''MHFA is big enough to provide world-class service to our locally and nationally recognized client base,'' notes Mandy DeJarnette, Senior Manager. ''Yet, it’s small enough that I get the opportunity to work closely with clients throughout the tax process and understand the full scope of their needs.'' Mandy graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois in 2003, and completed her Master of Science in Taxation in 2004. Mandy specializes in comprehensive tax services, including proactive and targeted tax planning to create innovative tax strategies for businesses.
Mandi Alt, Senior Manager in the Tax department, describes MHFA as ''a fantastic place to work.'' Mandi graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1998. She received the Bronze Tablet award for academic excellence, and was recognized for scoring in the top 3% nationally on the May 1998 Certified Public Accountants Exam. Since joining the firm in 1998, Mandi has served clients in many industries, including non-profit organizations, governmental units, small businesses and individuals. She notes, ''the entire team at MHFA is committed to a culture of quality work, excellent service, and balancing work-life needs.''
''I get a lot of satisfaction by serving clients who are all over the world as well as local businesses that are fixtures in our community,'' states Nick Vogel, Tax Senior Manager. Nick graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 with a Bachelors of Business Administration, and in 2006 he obtained a Masters Degree in Taxation from the University of Denver. Nick specializes in the complex areas of local, state, and international taxation. ''It is my goal to take the stress and confusion out of the tax preparation process for my clients.''
A member of the Tax Management team, Dae-Woung Kang notes, ''in the midst of getting work done, relationships are being built at MHFA.'' Dae-Woung graduated from the University of Illinois in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance. His main responsibilities include planning, preparation and review of individual, business, and non-profit tax returns. He also works with non-profit clients regarding tax compliance issues, including establishing/qualifying for, maintaining and regaining tax exempt status. Dae-Woung notes, ''because of the positive environment at MHFA, everyone is motivated and ready to help our clients.''
''Helping clients work through complex tax issues is one of the most rewarding parts of my job,'' notes Regan Frazier, who has been with MHFA since 2011. Regan graduated with High Honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2009. She spends much of her time preparing tax returns and performing tax planning for individuals and a variety of businesses. Regan states, ''MHFA has such a great work environment, I couldn't imagine working with a different group of people.''
Chris Korban, Tax Supervisor, notes, “The combination of working in an atmosphere that fosters professional growth and having a team-focused culture results in a rewarding and enjoyable work environment.” Chris joined the firm in September 2012 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2010 and a Master of Accounting Science in 2011 with honors. In addition to individual and corporate tax return preparation, Chris specializes in trust and estate taxation. Chris states, “As a member of the MHFA team, I have been able to pursue my passion in serving our clients to the fullest and supporting their financial goals.”