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September 25, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Introducing Mary Milner, Tax Specialist, Peter Mitchell, International Tax, and Emily Cheshire, Implementation Specialist

Written by
Alison Medhurst
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Meet HPC

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 We’re pleased to welcome Mary, Peter, and Emily to the HPC team!


Mary joins HPC with 2 years of tax experience in public accounting and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, having passed each of the 4 sections of the CPA exam.  Prior to that, Mary obtained a B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University and gained 6 years of experience in sales, customer service, and marketing in the real estate industry.  During this time, Mary learned the importance of treating customers like a person first and a customer second.  She knows that each individual client comes to us with a unique situation, and it requires deep industry knowledge and effective communication to understand the situation so that the best possible outcome is achieved.  With 3 and 5-year old boys and a step-daughter in high school, Mary and her husband have a limited amount of free time.  But when she does, Mary loves boat rides, hot air balloons, dancing, golfing, and coloring with her children.

“On the way to an out of town conference, I listened to Bruce’s discussion with Accountingfly on The Future of Remote Accounting Work and just knew I had to join the team at HPC.  I’m passionate about leveraging the evolving world of accounting technology to exceed clients’ expectations, and HPC does that better than anyone in the industry.  I’ve always loved to travel and now with a completely remote position, I am beyond excited about the possibilities that will be available to my family to see the world…all while helping HPC clients navigate the complex U.S. tax system!” - Mary Milner

Over 23 years US tax preparation and compliance experience, with a focus on small business and individual international tax issues, Peter has worked in both private practice and public accounting firms. He is a problem solver and solution finder, sometimes to a fault. He loves working with and helping people solve their difficult tax problems and finding solutions. He has a B.S. in Business and M.S. in Computer Information Systems, and studied at Southern Utah University and Utah Valley University with an emphasis in Accounting. Peter became an IRS Enrolled Agent in 2006 and has helped numerous taxpayers with representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies. When he’s not working, he enjoys cycling, staying fit, and spending time with the family in the outdoors. Born and raised in California, lived in Cape Town, South Africa for two years doing missionary and service work, also have lived in Utah and presently Texas. Someday he hopes to have an Expat experience with my family.

"I wanted to work for an organization that was doing something different from traditional CPA firms. There's a lot of talk about client service and employee satisfaction by large accounting firms but often falls short. HPC actually delivers. Emphasis is placed on valuing the client and utilizing the latest in technology to get the work done. HPC has far exceeded my expectations. In my view, HPC is focused on client solutions and regularly re-evaluating what is working well and what can be improved. A very refreshing concept." - Peter Mitchell

Emily decided to pursue a career in accounting as a result of playing Monopoly as a child - all the numbers, money and business fascinated her.  It was this interest that led her to study accounting and finance at the University of Southampton, England and then continue on to gain her Chartered Accountant designation. Working in implementation, Emily’s speciality is working with clients to transform their accounting and business needs into the cloud.  She has a passion for cloud finance technology and enjoys finding new add-ons to help transform and streamline client's businesses. On the weekends Emily can be found hiking with her family in the Rocky Mountains, out for jogs in the park, or exploring the great Canadian outdoors.

From speaking to a few members of the team at HPC there is a real excitement about what the company is doing to modernize accountancy.  I was impressed with their business practices and wanted to get onboard! I’m really looking forward to helping clients streamline their accounting systems, helping their businesses to thrive. - Emily Cheshire

"Peter adds to our already burgeoning International Tax practice and specifically for International Founders coming to the US. Mary will be a huge addition for compliance and the attention to details that are required to run a tax practice in the cloud. Emily brings her passion in cloud accounting and technology which fits in perfectly with our team." says Bruce A. Phillips, CPA, Founder / CEO of HPC. “Can’t wait to have them contribute to the innovation and growth in HPC!“


Alison Medhurst

About Alison Medhurst

Alison assists with Tax and HR for HPC. She also assists with marketing efforts and is heavily involved with providing a smooth onboarding process for clients.