Headshot of Kris Ray.

One of my favorite activities is solo hiking. Last summer, I completed my goal of hiking the entire Pottawatomie Trail solo (18 miles). My next goal is 40 solo miles.
Kris Ray
Partner, CPA

Experience

As the technical leader of the firm’s not-for-profit practice, I’m responsible for the industry’s technical quality control, which means I develop and provide training for our NFP staff and clients. I work with many nonprofits in our local area and throughout the county, ranging from small groups to large, complex organizations.

For the almost 20 years I’ve been with the firm my greatest accomplishments are the many relationships I’ve developed — with clients and with colleagues. The culture here is the number one reason I joined the firm, and it’s why I’ve stayed. Having long-term relationships with our clients has been really important to me and has allowed me to become a better advisor to them.

In 2021, I won Leadership Oakland’s 2021 Professional Leader Award. I belong to the AICPA, ICPAS, and the MICPA, and I’m the treasurer of the board for the Ruth Ellis Center. I received my B.A. from Loyola University and my M.S. in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

I'm an avid lifelong Detroit Tigers fan. In the summer, I spend a lot of time outdoors hiking and camping. I prefer rustic camping, but that’s mostly on hold while my two boys are young.