“Client service is the key to successful client relationships. I do whatever it takes to provide the highest quality service, never giving less to my clients than I would expect for myself.”
Jim joined Maner Costerisan in 2002. In addition to his role as a tax principal and head of the accounting and outsourced solutions department, he is responsible for the firm’s coaching and mentoring program.
In his day-to-day client duties, Jim works as an advisor to many local businesses and nonprofit organizations to help improve efficiencies in their processes and to provide solutions for their accounting staffing needs. In addition, he offers tax planning and consulting services to individuals, small businesses, affordable housing and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to his public accounting career, Jim spent 12 years in retail and retail management. Most recently, he was responsible for a $3.5 million retail store with 26 employees. His previous experiences and current roles have given Jim the ability to greatly contribute to his clients’ success. Over the years, he has helped several small businesses succeed by providing and interpreting accounting and financial data, as well as advising on their next steps. Beyond his client relationships, Jim has shared his knowledge with those in the local business community, authoring several articles in local publications.
The accounting profession has given Jim the means to share his business experience and technical expertise with clients by helping them analyze financial data, offering solutions and providing business insight. Jim attributes his success to his hard work and positive attitude. He also credits his parents, who instilled in him a strong work ethic and stressed the importance of family. In addition, having children taught Jim to be selfless and patient; traits that have carried over to his client relationships.
Jim was raised in Ionia, Michigan and currently resides in DeWitt with his wife, Debbi, and their youngest son. While away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family in activities such as traveling, watching movies and riding ATVs.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Michigan
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
- Northwood University – Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting (1998)
- Graduated summa cum laude
- Lansing Community College (1997)
- Grand Rapids Community College – Associate’s degree, Applied Science (1988)
Honors and Achievements
- Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society