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CPA, CVA | Manager
Facts. Figures. Calculators. People. People? For Jason Hofferica, accounting has always been about more than finances and bottom lines. From the start, Jason chose accounting to help make a difference in people’s lives. He double majored in accounting and finance at Millikin University because he believed that knowledge of both would provide him with a more global view of his clients’ financial worlds.
Jason balances the dive into the details with a big picture view of his clients’ businesses, which makes Cray Kaiser a perfect match for him. At Cray Kaiser, Jason has the opportunity to work with his clients on a wide variety of accounting areas including audit, tax and finance. And if Jason doesn’t know the answer to a question, you better believe he will find out. One of his favorite things about Cray Kaiser is that all he has to do is walk down the hall to find just the expert he’s looking for.
Jason sees the hard work his clients put into their businesses, which is why his goal is to help take the pressure off of them. He strives to be so well versed on his clients’ financial pictures that his clients depend on him as their trusted advisor. He’s there for his clients not just during specific engagements but also throughout the year for any needs, including tax planning and understanding the impact of various business decisions on accounting. Because for Jason, it’s about more than facts and figures. It’s about people.
Jason belongs to both the AICPA (the American Institute of CPAs), the ICPAS (Illinois CPA Society) and NACVA (the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts). He also serves on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.
The home front: Jason and his wife Jennefer have three daughters: Samantha, Reychel and Olivia. He also has a grandson, Parker and a granddaughter, Leah.
Hobby: Jason’s golfing time went by the wayside when Olivia was born, but he is excited about taking her to the golf course with him when she’s ready to swing the nine iron.
Favorite getaway: Jason and his wife have friends that love to travel and invite them along on getaways to amazing places (seriously – they should have a travel blog!). He’s also no stranger to Wisconsin Dells, a family favorite.
Guilty pleasure: Coffee. The darker the better.
Favorite exercise: Jason has discovered the ultimate exercise program: being a dad and grandfather. Between various activities, park visits and general running around, Jason has little need for a gym membership these days.