Regional public accounting and advisory firm Whitinger & Company has announced the addition of two staff accountants to the firm’s Muncie office.
Colton Smith and Zach Garner will work in all areas of the practice, including tax and assurance. Their responsibilities include accounting, auditing, consulting, and tax compliance services for small businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations.
Smith is a Yorktown native and a graduate of Yorktown High School. He went on to excel at Ball State University, where he earned undergraduate degrees as a double major in Accounting and Economics with a minor in Financial Planning. Colton also completed a full-time accounting internship with Whitinger during the spring semester of his junior year. Colton is a member of the Indiana CPA Society.
Throughout his college career, this well-rounded individual received the Presidential Scholarship and was recognized on the Dean’s List numerous times. He also acquired a Becker Excel and Data Analytics certificate while gaining practical work experience in bookkeeping with ALS Integrated Services, managing the Tiger Café, and engaging youth at the YMCA of Anderson as a Childcare Counselor.
Garner is a native of Muncie, where he graduated from Delta High School. He went on to stand out at Ball State University, where he earned his undergraduate degrees as a double major in Accounting and Finance. Zach is a member of the Indiana CPA Society.
As a former high school athlete, Zach has remained connected to the community as a varsity assistant basketball coach. Outside work, he enjoys basketball, football, and time at the lake. He also helps with his family’s farm in Delaware County, where he developed his strong work ethic.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome such extraordinary young professionals like Colton and Zach,” stated Whitinger & Company Managing Member T.J. Bush, CPA, CFP. “Adding talented associates like Colton and Zach is the lifeblood of a growing organization like ours. We are excited to see them launch their careers with Whitinger.”