Margaret Hernandez

Margaret joined the Cook & Haugeberg team in January 2012, first as an intern and then assumed a full time position upon graduating with honors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting in May 2013. While attending UAF, Margaret was Treasurer of Great Alaskan Accounting People, the accounting club at UAF, and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, a premier honor society recognizing business excellence.

As a manager at Cook & Haugeberg, Margaret works in both tax and audit areas. She plans, supervises, and performs financial statement audits and reviews for nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental organizations, including performing compliance audits in accordance with federal and state requirements. Her tax experience includes preparation of individual, corporation, partnership, trust, and exempt organization tax returns.

Ms. Hernandez is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is currently a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and finance committee for the Farthest North Girl Scout Council.

Margaret was born in Juneau, AK and is one of four children. When she was 12, she moved to Fairbanks with her family. She graduated from West Valley High School, which is also where she met her husband Shawn, and began studying at the UAF shortly afterwards. After graduating, Shawn and Margaret had a son named Remington, who recently turned three. She spends most of her free time with her family on their boat, four wheelers, or hiking. She recently completed the Chilkoot Trail, this 33 mile trail was a major access route from the coast to Yukon goldfields in the late 1890s.