Hood & Strong Appoints Jill Kitchin as Assurance and Advisory Director

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 27, 2017) Hood & Strong LLP, a leading Bay Area accounting and business consulting firm, today announced that Jill Kitchin has been named assurance and advisory director in the firm.

Kitchin joined Hood & Strong in 2003 and has served as assurance and advisory manager. Over the course of nearly 10 years with Hood & Strong, Kitchin has managed and supervised financial statement audit reviews and other consulting projects for a variety of clients including foundations, universities, charitable organizations, and professional service firms, while also performing employee benefit plan audits.

This year marks Hood & Strong’s 100th year of providing comprehensive accounting services to a diverse clientele of start-ups, small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations and non-profits in Northern California. As the company recognizes this important milestone, the leadership team is addressing evolving client needs and preparing for continued success.

“We are delighted to recognize Jill’s considerable contributions to Hood & Strong with her well-earned promotion to audit director,” said Robert J. Raffo, Hood & Strong managing partner. “Her deep technical knowledge and experience helping organizations strengthen their internal control policies and procedures are assets to our clients and our firm. Jill will be a valuable addition to our leadership team as we enter our second century of business.”

Kitchin holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Pacific. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs, while also serving as co-chair of the Hood & Strong Volunteer Committee.

About Hood & Strong LLP:
Hood & Strong has provided high-quality financial and consulting services to individuals, families, businesses and exempt organizations for a century. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and Petaluma, Hood & Strong has grown to meet the comprehensive financial needs of a diverse range of clients throughout the West, offering a complete complement of tax, accounting, audit and business consulting services.