B.B.A. in Accounting, Harding University

Chris E. Kauffman, CPA

Executive Vice President - Finance & Accounting

B.B.A. in Accounting, Harding University

Chris Kauffman serves as the executive vice president of finance and accounting for The Stephens Group, LLC.

Prior to joining The Stephens Group in 2006, he practiced public accounting for 12 years with JPMS, Cox, PLLC, an accounting firm located in Little Rock, where he was a senior manager in its tax practice focusing on high-net-worth individuals, their families, and their businesses. Chris has considerable expertise with partnerships, corporations, trusts, and estates with particular emphasis in business acquisitions, healthcare, construction real estate, aviation taxation, political organizations, and wealth transition issues. He also functioned as an outsourced CFO for several of the firm’s clients.

Chris holds a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.