Mitch Hansen

CPA, CMA, CFE | Shareholder

About

He was named after a comic character in MAD Magazine. He’s a hockey fanatic and a member of four MINI Cooper Clubs. He and the family also enjoy sea kayaking.

You can imagine Mitch is a fun guy to have around the office. He keeps the atmosphere upbeat while maintaining a key role in the firm’s audit practice.

Mitch, a shareholder, works primarily with not-for-profit and governmental organizations aiding in fund-raising issues, audits for federally funded programs, and best practice and internal control consulting. His previous experience as an auditor for the U.S. Department of Commerce and in the accounting department at Yellowstone National Park has helped to create an exceptional and well-rounded knowledge base.

Practice Emphasis

  • Performance auditing, benchmarking, and operational reviews
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Healthcare and long-term care facilities
  • Associations
  • Fundraising issues, including capital campaigns and planned giving
  • Required audits for federally funded programs
  • Tax issues for exempt organizations
  • Internal controls over financial reporting, fraud, and compliance
  • Forensic accounting
  • Enterprise risk management

Proven Results

  • Served as interim controller at a local hospital for four months.
  • Identified savings and obtained refunds for many not-for-profit organizations overpaying unrelated business income tax.
  • Assisted a small not-for-profit marina to expand operations by opening a floating casino.
  • Helped numerous start-ups (not-for-profit and governmental) with formation issues, policies and procedures, accounting systems, and governance and budgeting processes.

Education

  • Utah State University, B.S. in Accounting and Finance, minors in Economics and Geology

Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • WSCPA Governmental Conference and Governmental Committee, Co-Chaired conference for two years
  • Not-for-Profit Committee, WSCPA
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • The Hearthstone Retirement Living, Board Member and immediate past Chair
  • Board Member and Coach for the Kent Valley Hockey Association
  • Aging Services of Washington Finance Committee
  • Washington Society of Association Executives, Board Member
  • LeadingAge Washington, Board Member
  • Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
  • Practical Guide to Form 990 by Clark Nuber, an on-line treatise published by CCH, contributing writer/reviewer

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