Daniel Hunninghake, CPA

Managing Director, Financial Reporting Services


“The best part of my job? Working with smart, driven people — within Equity Methods and amongst our clients.”

Daniel Hunninghake is a director in Equity Methods’ financial reporting practice. His clients range from small private firms to some of the world’s largest multinationals, and from fast-growing technology startups to established blue chips. Known for a wide breadth of knowledge, Daniel also specializes in helping lean teams such as REIT organizations deliver high impact.

With expertise in both technical accounting and risk management, Daniel finds elegant solutions to the most complicated equity compensation problems. These include sorting out novel award designs, marrying financial and non-financial data, and working with messy data to build a robust process. Whatever the challenge, Daniel addresses it while keeping in mind end-to-end administrative, valuation, and financial and managerial reporting considerations.

Daniel drives new client implementations and process improvements for some of the financial reporting group’s most complex engagements. He’s also well-versed in valuation theory and HR advisory needs. As a result, Daniel has become a go-to resource for many of Equity Methods’ clients.

Daniel is a frequent presenter and thought leadership contributor. He has written for Equity Methods on numerous topics including modifications and assumed award reporting while also spearheading the firm’s growing tax specialties.

Inside Equity Methods, Daniel is known for his knowledge sharing and project management skills. A key member of an internal steering committee dedicated to championing internal controls, Daniel takes pride in training and mentoring up-and-coming staff to deepen their technical expertise and client service acumen. He also leads the financial reporting practice’s initiative taskforces aimed at enhancing training, controls, and process architecture.

Daniel holds bachelor and master of accountancy degrees from Arizona State University and graduated from the university’s prestigious Barrett Honors College. He is a SAS Base Programming Specialist and is a licensed CPA in the state of Arizona.

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