Chet is the Managing Partner of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC (SJHL), a full-service accounting firm in McPherson, Hutchinson, Newton and Wichita, Kansas. Chet’s passion lies in helping people. Whether it’s our clients, the communities we live in, or each other; his focus is on helping them get from where they are…to where they want to be.
Chet’s areas of concentration include coaching closely-held businesses, tax preparation and planning for individuals, partnerships and corporations. Chet has Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from McPherson College (McPherson, KS) in 2002 and a Masters Degree of Accounting with an Emphasis in Taxation from Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) in 2003. Chet entered the accounting profession with KPMG, Kansas City, MO in 2003 and joined SJHL in August 2006. He was admitted as Partner at SJHL in 2011 and became Managing Partner in 2014.
Chet is a member of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), Central Kansas Chapter of KSCPA, Member of the AICPA, and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is also certified by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) that certifies him to perform business valuation services. He is also certified by the Exit Planning Institute as a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA). This designation is specifically for business advisors who work closely with owners of privately held companies. Chet is the founder of The First 15 ™ Reading Program and also the Certified Numbers Coaching™ training program and certification.
Chet resides in McPherson, Kansas with his college sweetheart, Jami and their three children: Reese, Cru, and Everlee. The Buchman family is very active in the community, with all kids being involved in a variety of sports and activities – Chet coaches several of their teams.
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