Chris Hight is a member (owner) in KraftCPAs. As the member-in-charge of the KraftCPAs assurance services department, Chris oversees quality control and administration for the assurance services practice area. He is also responsible for building and maintaining client relationships, overseeing the work of engagement teams, reviewing ongoing work, approving final reports, and presenting our work to clients’ management teams and boards of directors.
Chris performs a variety of services, including external audits, reviews, agreed-upon procedures, merger & acquisition assistance, due diligence, litigation support, internal control review engagements, and System and Organization Controls (SOC) examinations.
Chris is the co-practice leader of the KraftCPAs manufacturing/wholesale/distribution (MWD) industry team. He has experience with MWD clients ranging from start-ups to large manufacturers with operations in foreign countries and U.S. subsidiaries of foreign-owned companies. His clients have included food manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, medical equipment manufacturers, paper product distributors, trailer manufacturers, stamping and steel fabricators, clothing manufacturers, and luggage manufacturers.
Chris also serves as co-practice leader of the firm’s employee benefits team. As such, he oversees approximately 30 employee benefit plan audits annually. In this role, he has had extensive experience interacting with third-party administrators, plan custodians, and ERISA attorneys.
Prior to joining KraftCPAs in 2004, Chris was senior vice president and chief financial officer for a cellular tower company where he oversaw two debt transactions of more than $40 million each and the acquisition of the company in a transaction worth nearly $100 million. He also previously worked as an audit manager for a national accounting firm where he managed audits of both public and private companies. In total, Chris has more than 20 years of public accounting and four years of private accounting experience.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Manufacturing CPAs
- Association of Corporate Growth
- Tennessee Tech University, Accounting Advisory Board
- Tennessee Tech University, College of Business Advisory Board & Executive Committee