Chris Hight

  • CPA
  • CGMA
  • MBA

Member, Assurance Services


555 Great Circle Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37228

Chris Hight is a member in the assurance services department of KraftCPAs. In that position, Chris is responsible for building and maintaining client relationships, overseeing the work of engagement teams, approving final reports, and presenting reports to clients’ management teams and boards of directors.

Additionally, Chris provides a variety of services, including external audits, reviews, agreed-upon procedures, merger and acquisition assistance, sale side/buy side quality of earnings calculations, due diligence, and litigation support.

Chris is a practice leader for the firm’s 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 MWD clients have included manufacturers of food, chemicals, medical equipment, firearms, furniture, trailers, clothing, agricultural equipment, luggage, and injection molds, paper product distributors, and stamping and metal fabricators/suppliers in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Chris also serves as a practice leader for the firm’s employee benefits team, where he oversees more than three dozen employee benefit plan audits annually. He has extensive experience interacting with third-party administrators, plan custodians, and ERISA attorneys.

Prior to joining KraftCPAs in 2004, Chris was senior vice president and CFO of a cellular tower company, where he supervised the acquisition of the company in a transaction worth nearly $100 million. He also worked as an audit manager for a national accounting firm, where he managed audits of both public and private companies. Chris has more than 25 years of public accounting and four years of private accounting experience.

As a Columbia, Tenn., resident, Chris maintains an office in Columbia office as well as the Nashville location of KraftCPAs.


Current Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Manufacturing CPAs
  • Tennessee Tech University, College of Business Advisory Board and Executive Committee
  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • Kraft Enterprise Systems, LLC, Board of Directors

Previous Involvement

  • Tennessee Tech University, Accounting Advisory Board
  • North View Church of Christ, Board of Directors and Deacon
  • Columbia Academy, President’s Advisory Board

Other Professional Accomplishments

  • The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, Panel Moderator, February 2020
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