our team

We are a staff of five, and any of us may be involved in serving each client.

Mig Murphy Sistrom, CPA, Principal

  • Background in public accounting at a “Big Four” accounting firm, a large local firm, as a sole practitioner, and ultimately (since 2002) as owner of a small firm.
  • Served as Director of Finance and Administration for a nonprofit organization with annual budget in excess of $10 million.
  • Regular instructor on nonprofit financial topics through Duke University’s Nonprofit Management Program, for continuing education programs for CPAs, and at conferences.
  • Board member and volunteer in the nonprofit community and the accounting profession.
  • Mig is licensed by the N.C. State Board of CPA Examiners, license # 30757.

Darren Hunicutt, CPA, Senior Consultant

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  • Came to the firm with ten years’ experience working with nonprofits in various accounting capacities.
  • Served as Finance Manager at a large nonprofit healthcare policy organization, auditor at a large national accounting firm, Director of Operations at a local arts organization, and at other community organizations.
  • As a volunteer board member, has held positions as Treasurer and Board Chair.
  • Expertise in budgeting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, cost allocations, and accounting systems design and management.
  • Specializes in nonprofit tax reporting, general ledger accounting, and hands-on training in accounting functions and QuickBooks software.
  • Served in financial accounting roles for a nonprofit health care conglomerate and other businesses.
  • Skilled bookkeeper for many of the firm’s clients.
  • Coordinates office functions and manages unruly boss.
  • Background in administrative and program roles with several nonprofits.
  • Activist and volunteer in the local community.
  • Darren is licensed by the N.C. State Board of CPA Examiners, license # 34367.

Luke E. Hirst, Staff Accountant

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  • Specializes in helping clients use QuickBooks as a nonprofit accounting tool, providing hands-on training to clients, and resolving complex payroll-related issues.
  • Serves as in-charge accountant for many of the firm’s clients.
  • Prior to promotion, served as bookkeeper for many of the firm’s more complex clients.
  • Activist and volunteer in the local community.
  • Pronouns: they, them, theirs.

Mary Berry, Accounting Assistant

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  • Skilled bookkeeper for many of the firm’s clients.
  • Comes to the firm with over 15 years of bookkeeping experience with non-profits
  • Experienced in helping clients with audit preparation, improving financial systems, and establishing accounting procedures
  • Background in international accounting and working to establish western practices in Eastern Europe, which included working closely with the people in various industries and different backgrounds.
  • Active in social justice activities, especially focusing on equality and human worth.

 

Lisa Bertlshofer, Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant

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  • Skilled bookkeeper for several of the firm’s clients.
  • Administers office functions and provides staff support.
  • Background as a grant accountant at a private university and as a staff accountant for a large corporation.
  • Regular volunteer as a Board Member and Treasurer in the local community.