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Carla A. Grant, CPA


Carla provides employee benefit plan (EBP) audit services to clients of a variety of sizes, from just one employee to tens of thousands. She also provides consulting services in ERISA compliance, plan design and administrative issues. Her focus is to keep her clients “out of trouble” by helping them to navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment. She has been recognized as a West Michigan expert in her specialization and is a sought-after presenter for conferences and meetings.

Carla joined the Hungerford Nichols team in 1985 and was named the firm’s first part-time Shareholder in 2001. She is a lifetime Michigan resident, received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University in 1985, and earned her CPA certification in Michigan in 1987. In 2016, Carla was honored for her success in business by being named one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan”. She is the past Chair of the EBP Task Force of the Michigan Association of CPAs, and actively participates in the IRS’ Great Lakes TE/GE council and the Human Resources Group of West Michigan.