ShindelRock names Marianne Lilly, CPA, CFE, Senior Manager

ShindelRock veteran Marianne Lilly, CPA, CFE was recently named Senior Manager at our Novi offices.  Marianne was previously the audit manager for our audit and accounting services practice.  In her new role, she is responsible for managing the Firm’s assurance...

Highlights of the Tax Relief Act

Last week President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.  This legislation included a number of provisions which extended tax cuts which were slated to sunset (go away) at the end...

What to Do When an IRS Notice Shows Up at Your Door

In the course of a typical person’s lifetime they most likely have very little correspondence with the IRS.  So it a letter with the return address shown on the left often comes as quite a surprise and, accordingly, most people...

ShindelRock adds accountant Heather Lerner to team

ShindelRock welcomes Heather Lerner, CA, as a new Senior Staff Accountant in our Novi office.  Lerner was previously a manager at Koster, Spinks & Koster LLP in Toronto.  In her new role, she is responsible for working with the audit...

How/Why We Do Forensic Accounting

Maria Montie and I attended the 2010 AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference in Boston this past weekend as part of our ongoing education for our damages and forensic services division of ShindelRock.  For everyone who doesn’t know what this part...

Importance of Limited Liability

I’d like to take a look into a fundamental tenant of business in our economic structure--limited liability.  My interest in this post was sparked by an editorial written by David Shindel and Monica Silwanowicz which ran in some of the...

Quick Summary of the Proposed Tax Cuts/Extensions

The Wall Street Journal put out a quick "Cheat Sheet" of the proposed compromise between President Obama and Congress Republicans (note the "Cheat Sheet" name is WSJ's, not mine).  Here is the post.  Democrats don't seem too happy about this,...

Does the IRS Owe You Money?

The Detroit Free Press has linked to the database of refunds the IRS is holding because they cannot locate the owner of these funds.  Check here to see if the government has a check waiting for you. Let us know...