Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Nebraska
Chris Tyhurst has been in public accounting since 1994. He joined REDW in 1996 and became a Principal with the firm in 2008. Chris is very involved in the Firm’s Tribal practice, as well as its healthcare industry service team. He also serves as Quality Control Director of the Audit & Consulting Department.
Chris has extensive experience auditing Native American tribes and their enterprises, including hospitals and health centers. He has also provided many other financial and strategic consulting services to tribes, including internal controls, enterprise board training, financial forecasts, and staff training on accounting and federal grant management topics. And for more than a decade, Chris spearheaded and served as Conference Chair for REDW’s annual Tribal Finance & Leadership Conference.
He has also developed a broad base of knowledge in the healthcare industry by performing financial audits and consulting with many hospitals and healthcare organizations in the areas of patient accounts receivable and internal controls. A Past-President of the New Mexico chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Chris has presented at regional HFMA conferences on accounting and financial reporting matters, as well as risk assessment and internal controls.
A Certified Public Accountant, Chris is a member of the following professional organizations: