Our Mission: Why we are

At Hemphill Wright and Associates, Inc. our purpose is assist individuals, families and organizations with achieving financial freedom.


Our core values and beliefs are:


Freedom -

Do what we want, when we want, with whom we want.



Flexible - 

Be open to new ideas, never closed-minded doors always open.


Honesty -

Always speak the truth and present the truth with intergrity.


Fun -

Enjoy our work, having fun doing it and enjoy each other as a team.


Caring -

Care about our clients and care about each other personally.


Growth -

Never stop growing, learning and improving in all aspects of life.

At HWA we combine the experience and expertise of a large firm with the personal attention and laser focus that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know that they are in good, capable hands. We work hard to build trust and develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Our Company: Who we are


HWA is a minority owned and controlled certified public accounting firm located in Independence, Ohio with additional offices in Westerville, Ohio and Cebu City, Philippines. The firm has a staff of fifteen (15) trained professionals with many years of audit experience in the governmental and not-for-profit sectors as well as a host of business partners and consultants.

The firm currently serves clients in several industries, including not-for-profit, employee benefit plans, state and local government, and elderly and low income housing. Over 80% of our present engagements represent services to not-for-profit agencies funded by federal, state, and local sources.

HWA has also served the construction and real estate development industries since its inception. We have provided a variety of services to community development corporations, real estate developers, contractors and syndicators.

Our History


Wright and Associates CPAs was founded by John R. Wright, CPA on January 1, 1982. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Wright had been employed as an auditor and business consultant at Ernst & Young for seven years. Hemphill Wright & Associates was formed in November, 2015 as the result of the merger of Hemphill & Associates, Inc. with Wright and Associates, CPAs, Inc.

Since 1982, the firm has established itself as a financial services firm with a diverse base of accounting and audit clients wherein the experienced professionals at HWA have demonstrated expertise in accounting, auditing, business development, and financial management.