Khaira Hurliman, Technical CPA / Shareholder
Khaira holds a Business-Mathematics degree with an emphasis in Finance, as well as a Post- Baccalaureate degree from Portland State in Accounting. Khaira was employed with a large public accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, for five years prior to choosing to stay home with her children. During her time at home over the those three years, she built a small consistent tax client base. Additionally, she has provided small business bookkeeping for various clients. Lastly, Khaira has volunteered her accounting experience for the Sauvie Island Academy Parent Teacher Club (a non-profit organization) treasury position, including tax compliance and other related accounting needs. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their four children.
Nicholas Hurliman, Operations / Shareholder
Nick grew up on the Oregon Coast in the town of Tillamook. He went on to Southern Oregon University to study Accounting and eventually received dual bachelor’s degrees in computer science and accounting. He met his wonderful wife Khaira while at SOU. After college they moved back up to the Portland metro area to live in Hillsboro. Nick started an IT consulting business and ran that for 5 years until offered a job with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He worked with the leading worldwide firm before taking a job at NW Natural in the internal audit group. He and Khaira enjoyed being a part of such a great, small community, so they decided to open Hurliman CPA to help serve individuals and build the local business community.
Hannah Ward, Lead CPA
Hannah holds a dual bachelor of science degree in both Accounting and Finance from Portland State University. Her prior experience in the accounting industry came from her time working for Grant Thornton, LLP as a tax associate and audit intern. She has spent most of her life in Columbia County, growing up in Scappoose and now residing in Warren. Hannah decided that she wanted to work locally and serve her community and has been with Hurliman CPA since December 2014. Her hobbies include baking and spending quality time with her husband and two girls.
Eric Scharf, Staff Tax Accountant
Eric is a Staff Tax Accountant at Hurliman CPA. He went back to school after discovering his passion for accounting. He was employed in the finance departments of a variety of small businesses and nonprofits, including Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. After two years of study in Austin, Texas, he returned to Oregon and took the CPA exam in April 2018. He spends most of his free time studying tax laws and watching horror movies.
Daron Wallace, Staff Tax/Payroll/Bookkeeping Accountant
Daron is the newest member of the Hurliman CPA team. He is a recent graduate from Lower Columbia College with his Associate’s in Accounting. Daron has lived in St. Helens for most of his life, except for a brief time he spent living in Montana working on a large cattle ranch. He has 2 kids; a daughter and a son, and two grandsons. His son and his oldest grandson both participate in the St. Helens Youth Football program. When Daron isn’t working he enjoys playing video games with his son and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel Brown, Quickbooks Pro / Bookkeeping Accountant
Rachel manages and reviews the books for a number of our small business clients for the past three years. She is certified in Quickbooks, Quickbooks Online, and provides support and assistance when needed to our clients. When Rachel is not working, she enjoys hiking with her husband, and spending time with their family.
Sarah Rea, Client Experience
Sarah has recently returned home to Columbia County with her two children and her fiancé. Sarah’s kids will be attending Otto Petersen Elementary and Scappoose Middle School this fall and her fiancé works for a local business as well. Her time outside of work is spent with her family. A few of her hobbies include hiking, gardening and snow sports. Sarah loves interacting with the people and her enthusiasm for customer service makes her a great match for Hurliman CPA.
Judy Dodds, Payroll Accountant