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Kevin W. Hand, CPA, CHAE

DIRECTOR-IN-CHARGE, ACCOUNTING SERVICES

ABOUT KEVIN

As Director-in-Charge of Accounting Services, Kevin leads a team of 20 professionals in serving over 300 clients ranging in size from start up to large middle market companies. Kevin continues to expand the firm’s cloud-based accounting services and is a leader in providing outsourced controllership or CFO services to clients. As an active participant in Client Assistance Services conferences, including the Digital CPA Conference, Client Advisory Services (CAS) workshop, RSM US’s CAS\Outsource Round Table, and the Boomer Producer’s Circle, he brings forward current trends and best practices for those looking to expand their technology stack. In addition, he has assisted clients with such services as accounting operations setup and design, agreed-upon procedures, assurance, budgeting, cash flow analyses, financial statement preparation and analyses, and grant monitoring and testing. He has provided accounting, auditing, and business consulting services to clients in a variety of industries, including those in the energy, healthcare, professional services, nonprofit, and hospitality and entertainment industries. Prior to leading Accounting Services, Kevin served in our Audit and Assurance Services department for over 20 years where he served as in-charge of audit and assurance engagements in a variety of industries.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

As a true business advisor, Kevin works with a variety of professional services clients including law and engineering firms as well as healthcare practices (including physician practices, ancillary services such as laboratories, and software companies). His focus is on offering services tailored to meet the clients’ needs from start-up through those of mature companies. For start-up clients, he draws on his experience to help them establish their accounting practices and processes and to consider their options for accounting technology solutions. For mature organizations, Kevin may help them transition from legacy systems to cloud-based accounting applications, and then provide the back office and outsourced controllership for the long-term once the conversion is made. At the same time, Kevin recognizes that traditional outsourced accounting services such as month-end and period-end accounting services, reconciling books, and financial statements, continue to be vital for many professional services organizations.

HOSPITALITY & ENTERTAINMENT

A certified hospitality accountant executive, Kevin has provided accounting and outsourced controllership services for restaurants, food brokers, and film production companies.as well as has provided professional recruiting assistance for CFOs and controllers in the hospitality industry. Additionally, his experience includes work on audits, reviews, and compilations of financial statements for restaurants, clubs, production companies, and tax credit brokers. He is a member of the LaPorte Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Group.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Loyola University New Orleans

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Hospitality Account Executive
QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, online version (2016)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Past Chairman, Louisiana Accounting and     
     Auditing Conference Committee
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association, Past Board Member

Kevin Hand, CPA, CHAE, Director of Accounting Services

INDUSTRIES

Professional Services
Hospitality & Entertainment

METAIRIE

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Suite 600

Metairie, Louisiana 70005

504.838.4836
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