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Hunter Coles

Senior Principal

Phone: 312.315.3041


Hunter is a Senior Principal for CBIZ CMF in Chicago within the Office of the CFO consulting practice. He holds a CPA license in the state of Illinois and has six years of financial accounting experience. He specializes in accounting and finance operations and controls, emphasizing both stability and scalability in rapid growth environments. He is a subject matter expert in business combination accounting, having lead the accounting of numerous business combinations in the Banking and Healthcare industries.

Prior to joining CBIZ CMF, Hunter held the VP, Manager of Accounting position at Simmons Bank, a highly acquisitive publicly traded financial institution. During his tenure with Simmons Bank, Hunter lead the accounting function through numerous acquisitions, divestitures, system conversions, accounting standard implementations, a subordinated debt offering, and Workday FDM implementation. He also held leadership positions at BKD, LLP within the audit practice, managing audits of both publicly traded and privately held companies within the banking, agriculture, and technology industries.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Accounting, University of Central Arkansas

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