Ken HintonSt. George, UT — Philip Peine, managing partner with HintonBurdick CPAs & Advisors announced the retirement of the firm’s Senior partner, Kenneth Hinton.  Hinton has spent more than 35 years providing management, advisory, accounting, audit and tax service to HintonBurdick clients.  Hinton has been the lead supervisor to the firm’s external peer review and internal review process and has overseen compliance with firm policies and procedures. He also serves as a member of the HintonBurdick audit committee, which provides oversight for the audit department. His main areas of focus include audit and tax.

Before joining HintonBurdick, Hinton worked for Touche, Ross & Company. He received a Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University, graduating Cum Laude with an auditing emphasis, along with minors in business administration and economics. “Ken has become well known throughout the region for his expertise in audit law,” said Peine. “We will miss his leadership, example of service, and friendly management style and we all wish him and his wife, Kay, the greatest of adventures as they enjoy their retirement years serving others.”

Through his years of work Hinton has been affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

As a member of the St. George community, Hinton has served on the Board of Directors for the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the good will ambassador Dixie Sunshiners for a number of years.  He was a Dixie Regional Medical Center Foundation Board member and served as Board President for one year. During his year as president he also sat on the DRMC governing board.

Hinton has spent numerous hours of service on other community boards including the Audubon Chapter helping with the annual Christmas bird counts, the Washington City Lions Club and in church leadership positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  According to Hinton, “I am truly grateful for the thousands of wonderful associations that I’ve been able to make through my time serving and the wonderful memories it has provided me.”

Hinton grew up in Hurricane the third youngest of eight children to A. Lavar and Leora Hinton. He has been married to his wife, Kay, for 37 years and they have three married daughters, Kristen, Shonna, and Michelle. Later this year they will count 10 grandchildren among their prized treasures.

Hinton enjoys being in the outdoors golfing, hiking, backpacking, fishing and biking, but especiallyornithology or bird watching.  One of the most spectacular birds Ken has spotted was the Lilac-Breasted Roller, seen while on a trip to South Africa.

Ken’s future plans include travel and spending time with his family, serving church missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his wife Kay, serving in the St. George LDS Temple, learning to be a better genealogist, and according to Hinton, “providing community service to any one of the governmental agencies who will have me, such as the Bureau of Land Management, the National and State Parks, or the Division of Wildlife Resources where I can study God’s creations and how they interact with the environment here in southern Utah and provide that information to others.”

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HintonBurdick currently serves clients in all 50 states and some foreign countries with accounting and audit services, litigation support, computer training and systems management, payroll services, tax planning and consulting services.  Offices are located in St. George, Cedar City, Hurricane, and Richfield, Utah, and in Mesquite, Nevada, and Flagstaff, Arizona. For more information, go to, or call (435) 628-3663.