HMWC CPAs and Business Advisors

Gerry HerterGerry Herter, CPA, MBA
Gerry Herter is a partner emeritus and former long-time managing partner for HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors. He is a specialist in business assurance services and information technology.


Gerry served as an army officer in Vietnam, and then joined the small business audit staff of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago. Six years later, in 1977, he moved to California and became associated with what would become HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors.

Gerry has worked with companies in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, contractors, service, retail, manufacturing, distribution, and non-profit. Businesses range in size from start-ups to those with hundreds of employees and hundreds of millions in revenue.


Gerry received his B.B.A. (1967) and M.B.A. (1969) in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

Professional & Community Involvement

A CPA since 1968, Gerry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as past president of the Americas, Asia, Australia & New Zealand (AAANZ) Chapter of Integra International®, a global alliance of accounting firms. He has taught accounting and tax courses at Chapman University and was a contributing editor for the former “Accounting Technology,” a New York based computer magazine that provided creative and practical guidance to accountants seeking to keep up with current trends in business automation.  Gerry currently serves on the Boards of Trustees of Family Promise of Orange County and The New Theological Seminary of the West, and is a ruling elder at Tustin Presbyterian Church. Gerry continues to represent Integra International as the editor of the bi-monthly Audit & Accounting Alert Newsletter, and as New Member Manager for the AAANZ Chapter. He enjoys hiking and travel writing, is author of the book MY CELTIC JOURNEY, a Traveler’s Memoir, and is currently working on a book highlighting the past four decades of the Firm’s annual hiking trip, which he founded in 1979.