Chris Thom, CPA

Chris, an owner on our Tax team, loves a challenge. He brings a wealth of experience when assisting clients with their business needs, such as income tax audits, federal and multistate tax compliance, mergers and acquisitions, tax credits and incentives, accounting methods, entity choice analysis, and business transition planning.

After serving overseas in the U.S. Army as a tank mechanic, Chris began his public accounting career in Seattle at a Big Four firm. Prior to joining the HKP team in January 2021, Chris was as a senior manager at Moss Adams where he specialized in serving as a trusted advisor to small and mid-sized companies. While serving a diverse client base, Chris is known for bringing energy and a passion to serving as an income tax and business advisor to clients in the manufacturing, aerospace & defense, technologies, life science, and real estate industries.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and spending time at the family’s beach cabin.

Practice Emphasis:

  • Comprehensive tax consulting, planning, compliance services to clients ranging from small start-up companies to larger mid-market entities and their individual owners.
  • ASC 740, Accounting for Income Tax
  • Transaction analysis such as mergers & acquisitions planning
  • Multistate tax planning
  • Accounting methods
  • Stock options and other equity compensation

Educational Background:

University of Colorado, B.S. in Business with emphasis in accounting

University of Notre Dame, M.S. in Accountancy with emphasis in tax

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