LOS ANGELES, CA (October 27, 2022) – GHJ, a leading accounting and advisory firm, is thrilled to announce that GHJ Chief Strategy Officer Mari-Anne Kehler was named a finalist in the company executive category at the Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing’s 2022 Inspirational Women Awards.
“I am proud of the talent and passion that Mari-Anne brings to our Firm and to the industry,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “She embodies GHJ’s #BeMore philosophy as a dynamic and transformational leader that drives GHJ’s strategic vision and growth strategy.”
Mari-Anne is a Partner, Executive Committee member and Chief Strategy Officer at GHJ. She serves as Global Leader of Client Advisory Services for HLB, a global accounting network of advisory and accounting firms.
Dedicating more than two decades to supporting people with disabilities and their families, Mari-Anne specializes in creating successful transition strategies to optimize the disability journey into adulthood.
“Mari-Anne has dedicated her career to the pursuit of excellence and innovation,” Tom said. “She is passionate about developing future leaders, and we are grateful to have her.”
The Inspirational Women Forum and Awards recognizes female business leaders for their contributions and leadership within their organization, industry and the community at large.
Additionally, GHJ Foundation President and Chief Philanthropy Officer Donella Wilson was named as a nominee in the nonprofit executive category for her role as President and Chief Philanthropy Officer of GHJ Foundation.
GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as Accounting Today’s “Firm to Watch” and “Top Regional Leader in the West,” an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 firm and a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future. GHJ works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth.
Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and approximately 200 staff members that serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).