Our Mission: Why we are

The mission of Hemphill Wright and Associates, Inc. is to develop entrepreneurs and highly skilled professionals to participate in various aspects of the financial services industry. We aim to provide the necessary resources to assist organizations with achieving their goals of service to historically disadvantaged and underserved populations. Our trained professionals utilize their skills for non-profit organizations and small to medium sized business enterprises seeking high quality, cost effective accounting and auditing services.

HWA is committed to achieving and maintaining a high level of service in the accounting profession as demonstrated by our consistent record of positive performance. In order to accomplish its mission, HWA has identified highly motivated individuals that share the vision of business development through entrepreneurship as well as the desire to provide high quality professional services to clients and stakeholders.

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.