Tom Ferkinhoff is the CFO/Tax Division Director for Mackey Advisors™ CPAs. He will actively strive to empower our clients to achieve their financial goals, focusing particularly on small business financial consulting and tax compliance. Tom is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting.
Tom’s work experience includes 7 years as the CFO for the largest insurance brokerage firm in Indiana. He also spent 3 years as the Senior Accountant at Geo S. Olive & Co, CPAs focusing on installing, implementing & training clients on computerized accounting systems. Most recently Tom sold his 13 year old CPA firm that focused primarily on assisting small to medium sized businesses with their accounting and tax needs.
His expertise includes:
- Tax Compliance and Planning
- CFO Level Consulting
- Business Plan Creation
- Accounting software consulting & implementation
- Recipient of the AICPA’s Elijah Watts Sells award
- Instrumental in launching several small businesses
- Has served on numerous community boards throughout his career
Q & A with Tom
Do you have any pets?
“No, but my wife has a smelly, whiny, 3 legged dog that I do not get along with, and my daughters have a cat that is possessed by the devil.”
What is your favorite food?
“Barbequed anything fresh from the grill.”
Do you have a hidden talent?
“Well if I told you it would not be hidden anymore would it?”
What is your dream vacation?
“Two years ago I spent 2 weeks in Australia & New Zealand. We camped in the outback, hiked a glacier, bungee jumped from a cable car suspended between the mountains and experienced the beauty of Sydney. It will be hard to top that one.”
What has been your biggest personal “epiphany” about money?
“Often times when people have accumulated enough assets to be comfortable rather than relax & enjoy life they stress out about money even more and essentially become a servant to their money rather than letting their money work for them.”
Why do you like working with Mackey Advisors?
“The employees are a good mix of people as far as personalities and talents and the challenges that I am faced with are constantly changing.”