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Kristine Latchaw, CPA
Director of Administration

“As the firm’s Director of Administration, I strive to be open, accessible and responsive to all of the firm‒s staff. I encourage others to be more productive and efficient through better planning and organization. My overall goal is to help maintain the firm’€™s daily operations in a consistent and smooth matter. There is no longer a cookie-cutter approach to how we recruit, retain, train and manage staff. Innovative thinking is key in every area of an organization.”


Kris joined Maner Costerisan in 2011 as the Director of Administration, overseeing the day-to-day internal firm operations and recruiting and staffing team members. Specifically, she manages and directs the firm’s administrative, facilities, financial and personnel functions. An integral part of the Maner Costerisan team, Kris also assists with managing internal information systems and marketing initiatives.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Kris has over 16 years of professional experience in the field. Prior to joining Maner Costerisan, she spent two years as an accounting manager for a consulting firm and eleven years as a senior manager with a national accounting firm. Well respected by her clients and her peers, Kris has a passion for her work and believes strongly in doing the right thing for the right reason for all parties involved.

Working with numbers and solving problems has always come easily to Kris, which inspired her to go into the accounting field. She attributes her success to being fully engaged in all aspects of her work and having a support system to help her reach her goals. Residing in Grand Ledge, Michigan with her husband and three children, Kris enjoys leading an active life. When away from the office, her favorite pastimes include spending time with her family and friends, reading and scrapbooking.

Designations
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Michigan
Memberships
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • Association of Accounting Administrators (AAA), Michigan Chapter
    • Vice President
Education
  • University of Michigan – Bachelor of Business Administration