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Chris Aguilar


CPA, Senior Manager

DEPARTMENTS: AccountingConsulting

Chris Aguilar, CPA, Senior Manager

Chris returned to Maner Costerisan’s Accounting and Outsourced Solutions department in December 2022 as a senior manager in the Consulting Solutions division. He previously worked for the firm from 2003 to 2004.

Chris brings more than 20 years of combined experience in public and private accounting to Maner. He most recently served as the controller at Varnum, a top-10 Michigan-based legal firm, where he managed a 12-person department and managed all firm finances. Prior to his time at Varnum, he was the CFO at a management company that oversaw over 50 senior living locations across the state of Michigan.

In his role at Maner, Chris acts as a strategy and planning consultant for clients throughout the firm, with a specialization in data analytics and transactional service projects.

Chris loves helping his clients navigate through issues and projects that they may not have tackled or completed without his support. His desire to help others succeed is what drove him to enter the accounting industry; he believes that accounting requires listening and breaking down information to determine what can help an individual or client the most.

A graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting, Chris lives in Byron Center, Michigan, with his wife, Katie, and two children, Nolan and Stella. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, watching collegiate and professional basketball and football, working out and traveling.

Ask questions. As a former auditor, asking questions was a significant part of the job. What I've learned in private accounting and in life generally, is that asking questions helps open your mind to new ideas and ways to pursue a conclusion.

Years of Experience



American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)