Mitch joined the firm in 1994 as a Manager, and was named a Shareholder in 2001. A native of South Dakota, Mitch earned a Bachelors degree in Economics from Calvin College, and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Michigan. His client services include performing audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements, providing technical accounting resources and advice, and providing tax services primarily to his business clients. He is the firm’s director of accounting and auditing quality control. His internal firm responsibilities include ensuring the firm’s compliance with professional standards and performing quality reviews of financial statements prepared by the firm.
Mitch also performs peer reviews on other CPA firms, which are required every three years. A peer review involves issuing a report on the quality of a CPA firm’s accounting and auditing practice. He has been a volunteer member of the Michigan peer review task force, which approves such peer reviews performed on Michigan firms, for over 20 years. He has given numerous presentations on peer reviews and on accounting issues.
Mitch and his wife Jan enjoy activities with their three sons and daughter and their families, including several grandchildren, especially their annual vacation at a beach at Lake Michigan. He also enjoys vintage automobiles and listening to his vast collection of 1960s-1980s classic rock.
Mitch is an active member in the following professional organizations: