Christopher Kemp began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles, California and then spent several years in private industry as a business manager and CFO before starting his firm in 1995 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chris then joined forces with Irene to form Kemp & Hymanson CPAs, LLP in 2017.
Chris received his BA Degree from the University of California at San Diego and an MBA Degree, with dual majors in Finance and in Computers and Information Systems, from the University of California at Los Angeles. In addition to being a CPA, Chris is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Personal Financial Specialist. Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Chris and his wife, Kathie, live on Lake Norman, where Chris is an avid water-skier and enjoys biking. Chris and Kathie also love hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains near their farm in Thurmond, North Carolina.
NC CPA #13801
Irene is a graduate of Queens College in New York and has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. Before working with Chris, she was with a CPA firm on Long Island, NY where she performed tax, accounting and consulting services for a wide variety of business and individual clients.
Irene holds certifications as a Certified Public Accountant in both North Carolina and New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Irene, her husband Jack and their their family relocated to North Carolina in 2014. They currently reside in Huntersville and are enjoying everything this beautiful area has to offer.
NC CPA #39353
NY CPA #061539