Chet Buchman


Chet Buchman is a Managing Partner at Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC (SJHL), a full-service accounting firm in McPherson and Hutchinson, KS. SJHL works with individuals and businesses in industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, medical practitioners, school districts, cities & counties, among others. We are told by our clients that they prefer to work with us because we genuinely care about their success and see the big picture.

SJHL was established in 1936 and Chet joined in 2006 as an accountant. Chet’s primary responsibilities include performing business advisory services, business valuations, individual & corporate income tax, and working with closely held businesses to help them get where they want to be. In 2009, Chet completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) to earn the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) that certifies him to perform business valuation services. In 2011, Chet was admitted as partner at SJHL. 2013 saw Chet complete the certification process with the Exit Planning Institute to earn the designation of Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA). This designation is specifically for business advisors who work closely with owners of privately held companies. Chet was elected Managing Partner in 2014.

Experience: Entered the accounting profession with KPMG, Kansas City, MO in 2003 and joined SJHL in August 2006. Admitted as partner at SJHL in 2011. Became managing partner in 2014.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from McPherson College; McPherson, KS in 2002. Masters Degree of Accounting with an Emphasis in Taxation from Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS in 2003.

Professional Affiliations: Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants; Central Kansas Chapter of KSCPA; Member of AICPA; Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Community Involvement: Chet is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, board member of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), president of the McPherson College Alumni Board, and a member of the McPherson High School Business Advisory Council.