A New Kind of CPA firm

Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA LLC is an accounting firm for marketing agencies and creative professionals

Marketing agencies and other creative professionals share the same struggles as many business owners in the service industry: managing time between projects, communicating value to clients and suffering cash flow bottlenecks. Unfortunately, accounting is often placed on the backburner with other administrative tasks — which can quickly cause problems.

Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA saw a need in the marketing industry to combine the world of left-brain financial analytics with the world of right-brain creativity. Traditionally, marketing agency owners and other creative professionals don’t have the time or the expertise for complex financial planning and strategy.

Why marketing and accounting belong together

Much like digital marketing professionals, our firm utilizes cloud technology, automation, and data analytics to inform strategic decision-making. We combine traditional accounting services with data analytics, dashboarding and strategic advice.

As an accounting firm specializing in marketing agencies, we provide such accounting services as bookkeeping, payroll, financial reporting, data analytics and tax preparation and planning.

 

Financial strategy that helps marketing agencies grow

Much like marketing agencies, we operate in the world of big data. We provide next level services for marketing agencies and their clients with:

  • Technology management and software consulting
  • Building and/or implementing software automation
  • KPI development
  • Dashboarding

While accounting and marketing may seem like an unlikely pair, the two industries share the same goal: to create a successful business that is profitable with positive cash flow.

Not sure where to start?

Many of our business clients prefer to start with the Wayfinder, a service that examines the current positioning of a business, identifies challenges and finds solutions for a successful path forward.

Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA

Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA is the sole proprietor of his CPA firm.  Chris Hervochon provides outsourced accounting and tax preparation for small businesses and individuals.

 

Before starting his own CPA firm, Chris spent ten years between forensic accounting and corporate accounting and finance. He has been featured in publications such as the AICPA Certificates Wall of FameAccounting TodayAMEX Open ForumLendingTree, the IAMCEO podcast, the Success Defined podcastCMS WireCEO Blog Nation and WINSAVVY for his industry knowledge and accounting expertise.

 

Staying on top of industry trends and compliance

Chris' passion for the accounting and finance industry is evident by a number of extra-curricular programs. He volunteers as a committee member of the AICPA Young Member Leadership Committee, and lead of the Retention Task Force.  Chris is a member of the Business & Industry and Government Affairs Committees, as well as the CPE Facility Task Force of the South Carolina Association of CPAs.

 

In 2018, Chris was one of only 41 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s tenth graduating class. Chris was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which he graduated from in October of 2018.

 

A background rooted in finance

Chris graduated from Elon University with a degree in Accounting and minor in Finance.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in South Carolina and Pennsylvania, and also holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) certification.  Chris is also a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, and has earned the Data Analytics Executive Certificate from the AICPA.

 

Life outside the office

When he's not crunching numbers, Chris likes to spend time with his wife and three young kids, play golf, obsess over efficient workflows, listen to Metallica, and watch the Philadelphia Eagles.  In that order.  Seriously.  Every April, you can find Chris on the 18th hole of Harbour Town Golf Links volunteering as a Marshall at the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing.

 

Heather Banks

Staff Accountant

 

Heather Banks recently joined Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA LLC firm as a staff accountant, providing outsourced accounting and tax preparation for small businesses and individuals.

Before joining Chris Hervochon’s firm, Heather spent three years in the automotive accounting industry. She is finishing her degree with a focus in accounting from Brenau University. Heather also regularly volunteers for the American Red Cross, Night of Champions and the Arts Council. When Heather isn’t working, she loves spending time at home with her husband and dogs.

Heather Banks

The Firm (Chris Hervochon CPA CVA LLC)

Providing accounting services for small businesses in a manner that removes most (tedious) data entry for the business, and results in optimized reporting to support strategic decision-making.

The firm is physically located between Hilton Head Island, SC and Bluffton, SC.  The firm operates virtually to serve clients both locally and nationally.

CLIENT REVIEWS

See what past clients are saying

Joe Miller, CPA

Accounting Professional

I had the opportunity to work with Chris for the past several years and it was truly a pleasure. Chris is not only an excellent technical accountant, but has a tremendous understanding of how the accounting processes work within the context of operating the business. He has improved processes, developed new procedures and created efficient workflows that have allowed the accounting department and upper level management to analyze, utilize and make sound business decisions based on faster and more accurate information. The combination of operational business knowledge and technical accounting skills make Chris an unbelievable asset to have in your corner.

 

Eric South

Accounting Professional

There are not many people I would vouch for more strongly than Chris. I’ve had the pleasure of not only working with him professionally but I also got to know him personally.

Chris exemplifies strong critical thinking and problem solving. His broad knowledge base of both accounting and taxation, encompassed with his exemplary analytical skills (most especially Excel) and his strong understanding of the stock market and the global economy makes him such a well rounded professional.

I knew it was only a matter of time before he worked on his own venture. Individuals like Chris are born to lead. As always, I wish you nothing but success. If you ever need anything at all, please reach out.

 

Eric Dowd, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

I had the opportunity to work with Chris over the past three and a half years at eviCore healthcare. Chris possesses both technical accounting expertise along with a deep understanding of technology and business processes, which is unique to the industry. During our time at eviCore Chris constantly served as project lead on initiatives aimed at improving processes and driving the finance department forward through increased automation and work flow improvement. Chris’ abilities as a technical accountant, along with his understanding of technology, position him to serve as an invaluable asset to his clients and their businesses.

 

Allan Gaherty

Accounting Professional

In the time I worked with Chris at eviCore Healthcare he displayed superb accounting and financial skills and was always in the forefront of the implementation of new workplace technologies which greatly enhanced the productivity of all of the finance department. He was a team player who was always ready to share his expertise with other members of the group. During his tenure the company went through several complex M&A deals and Chris' insight and overall knowledge was much needed in the successful completion of these transactions.

 

Sharad Daswani

I was introduced to Chris by a bookkeeping firm after I mentioned I needed a quality tax accountant. Chris has exceeded the expectations. I have worked with Chris for a few years to prepare my individual and company taxes. He is Efficient. Timely. Knowledgeable. There have been many instances where Chris had to research additional information regarding tax code/implications and he not only came back with a “Yes/No” response but also provided an explanation in layman terms. Chris is a professional who provides great service and has a passion for what he does. All these qualities make for a great tax accountant.

 

Brian Zeiders

Chris was awesome to work with. He crunched some numbers for a business I was looking to buy. Once he ran all of the numbers he then took the time to break down the complex items for me and tell me what each item represented in terms that i could understand easily. I would highly recommend his services.

 

Christopher Linkimer

Vice President of Finance

Chris is a highly capable accountant, both from the perspective of technical accounting rules and practical, technology-driven solutions. Our company went through several M&A transactions during his tenure as a Senior Accountant and Accounting Manager, and he was a key member of the team evaluating the GAAP implications of these complex arrangements. Subsequently as the Finance Director for my product group, he automated several recurring processes and built financial models for new product development and existing product revenue forecasting.

Steve Wooster

I have used SOAR for over a decade. I would not trust anyone else with my taxes other than Chris. His dedication to each client is unparalleled and is extremely knowledgeable. Chris ensures every client has a personal experience and is very quick to answer any questions you might have. I am so impressed with his work that I have recommended him to my entire family.

 

Blake Taylor

Great to work with. Chris is very helpful and highly professional. This is my second year using Chris for my tax return. I trust Chris and would recommend him to everyone.