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Leadership

Our CPAs, Your Trusted Advisors
Together, they provide decades of auditing and public accounting experience, along with strong local roots. What began as a local Opelika accounting firm continues to grow in capabilities. Like the historic railway that connects our two home office communities, our reach continues even beyond Opelika and Auburn.
Combining Strengths
HHB provides small-firm service with a broad range of experience. We were founded by Jim Himmelwright and Hal Huguley in 1998. The firm added John Boles as partner shortly after he joined in 2001, Robert Foster in 2020, and Ashley Graziano in 2024. With Jim and Robert's decades of service to local small businesses in Opelika and Auburn,  John’s background with a national accounting firm, and Ashley's bookkeeping and payroll expertise, our clients have access to a wealth of knowledge.
East Alabama Accountants, National Resources
World-class tax, accounting, and advisory services. Responsive, friendly, personal attention. Cost-effective, year-round support. From our offices in Auburn and Opelika, Himmelwright, Huguley & Boles, LLC provides it all to clients throughout Alabama and the U.S.

Partners

john boles

John Boles, CPA, Partner

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John oversees the assurance practice for our Auburn and Opelika offices. John has over 20 years of experience. He provides auditing, tax, and consulting services to a variety of industries including governmental, non-profit, construction, technology, manufacturing, and health care. John is most passionate about providing strategic tax and financial planning to small businesses and families.

John is a graduate of Auburn University in accounting, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the AICPA, ASCPA, EAMC Foundation, and the Auburn University School of Accountancy Advisory Board. John is also a local director of BBVA.

John loves to travel and spend time with his wife Janie and four children: John Jr., Bella, James and Jack.

jboles@hhbfirm.com
334.521.1479

Ashley Hall

Ashley Graziano, CPA, Partner

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As the newest partner of the firm, Ashley provides expertise in individual and business tax, bookkeeping, and payroll. She was inspired working for a small, CPA-owned business throughout high school and while pursuing an accounting degree at Auburn University. Ashley has earned her Master in Accountancy at Auburn and is a thoughtful advisor to businesses. She is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ashley enjoys family time and her Chihuahua, and hopes to own her own farm one day.

agraziano@hhbfirm.com
334.521.1474

Jim Himmelwright

Jim Himmelwright, CPA, Partner

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Jim has been the managing member of the Opelika office since 1998, and specializes in medical practices, outsourced bookkeeping and payroll. A native of the area, he graduated from Auburn University and began his accounting career with Ernst & Young in Birmingham. After moving back to his hometown, Jim worked for four years with Lafoy and Associates before founding what would become HHB with partner Hal Huguley.

With an extensive understanding of area business and accounting management, Jim assists client management with business startups, growth and continuity planning. He helps clients realize their dreams, from the excitement of beginnings and through inevitable growing pains. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

In his free time, Jim can most likely be found on the tennis court. He also serves on his church finance committee, and he and wife Amy have two children.

jhimmelwright@hhbfirm.com
334.521.1480

Robert Foster

Robert Foster, CPA, Partner

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Robert provides decades of experience to our Opelika and Auburn clients and became partner in 2020. The go-to guy for answers, he plays a vital role in training and mentoring staff. Robert is married to his high-school sweetheart and has three sons and two grandsons. Robert graduated from Auburn University in accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

rfoster@hhbfirm.com
334.521.1484