Top Area CPA Firms

With the February issue, the Traverse City Business News is launching a new Lists section. Going forward, the Business News will periodically be publishing a ranking of local businesses in a particular industry, based on revenue, annual billings or some other form of measurement.

Below is a list of the Top Five local CPA firms, based on completed surveys indicating total billings.

Rehmann

(Traverse City office only)

107 Cass Street

Traverse City 49684

231.946.3230

Rehmann.com

Managing Principal: Wayne Pahssen, Managing Principal

 

Number of Partners: 9

No. of Staff: 34

No. of CPAs: 22

 

2014 Billings: $6.9M

2013 Billings: $6.6M

 

Percentage business clients: 75%

Percentage individual clients: 25%

 

Areas of specialization: Agribusiness, colleges and universities, construction, family-owned businesses, financial institutions, healthcare, high net worth individuals, manufacturing, not for profits, professional services, real estate, trusts and estates, wealth management

Memberships: American Institute of CPAs, Michigan Association of CPAs, Private Company Practice Section, Nexia

 

 

Dennis, Gartland & Niegarth

415 Munson Ave. – Suite 201

Traverse City 49686

946.1722

Dgncpa.com

 

Managing Partner: Shelly K. Bedford

 

No. of Staff: 45

No. of CPAs: 29

No. of Partners in N. Mich.: 10

 

2014 Billings: $6.3M

2013 Billings: $6M

 

Percentage business clients: 75%

Percentage individual clients: 25%

Areas of Specialization: Accounting and Auditing; federal, state and international tax compliance and consulting; business valuations; QuickBooks consulting; Payroll services; litigation and forensic investigations; Family business and succession planning

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of CPAs, Center for Audit Quality, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, affiliated with Cpamerica International

 

Plante Moran

(Traverse City office only)

600 East Front St, Suite 300

Traverse City 49686

947.7800

plantemoran.com

 

Managing Partner: Mike Baker

Number of Staff: 42

Number of CPAs: 22

Number of Partners: 4

 

2014 Billings: $5.7M

2013 Billings: $4.9M

 

Percentage business clients: 84%

Percentage individual clients: 16%

 

Areas of specialization: Tax, assurance and consulting for manufacturing, health care, service, real estate, construction and energy

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan, Council of Petroleum Accounts Societies, Michigan Oil & Gas Association, Northwest Michigan Industrial Association, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Traverse Bay Area Economic Development Corporation

 

Kindlinger & Company, PC

3118 Logan Valley Road

Traverse City 49684

947.9260

traversecpa.com

 

Managing Partner: Christopher W. Kindlinger

Number of Staff: 9

Number of CPAs: 3

Number of Partners: 1

 

2014 Billings: $1M

2013 Billings: $920,000

 

Percentage business clients: 70%

Percentage individual clients: 30%

 

Areas of specialization: Business consulting; mergers/acquisitions/business succession; income tax planning/preparation – individual, business & trust; estate tax planning/preparation;audit, review & compilation services

Memberships: Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

 

Harris Group CPAs

731 S Garfield Ave

Traverse City, MI

231-946-8930

www.harrisgroupcpa.com

 

Managing Partner: Ronald G Harris, CPA

Number of Staff: 8

Number of CPAs: 4

Number of Partners: 2

 

2014 Billings: $892,630

2013 Billings: $840,281

 

Percentage business clients: 70%

Percentage individual clients: 30%

 

Areas of specialization: Small business tax and accounting, individual income tax, business consulting, Audit and review assurance services

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Government Quality Audit Center, Quickbooks ProAdvisor

 

Manville & Schell, P.C.

815 Business Park Drive

Traverse City 49686

947.8707

manvilleandschell.com

 

Managing Partners: Karrie Schell CPA, Robert Manville CPA

 

Number of Staff: 7

Number of CPAs: 3

Number of Partners: 2

 

2014 Billings: $863,000

2013 Billings: $878,000

 

Percentage business clients: 70%

Percentage individual clients: 30%

 

Areas of specialization: Business accounting and tax preparation, individual tax preparation and tax planning

Memberships: American Institute of Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Harris Group, CPAs

 

Other local firms include: Schepers & Hofstra, PC; Katie Myers, CPA, PC; WB CPA Group, PC; Christopher & Company, CPAs, PLLC; Pyramid Tax, Accounting & Consulting; Traverse Tax & Accounting; Cornell & Szasz; L.E. Williams & Co.; Lee Torrey, CPA; Paul Smallwood, CPA, PLLC; Thomas R. Troost, CPA, PC; Tobin & Co.

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