Brandy Mikula, CPA, Principal
Brandy is a principal in Maner Costerisan’s Tax department and leads the firm’s nonprofit tax practice. She has more than 20 years of expertise in providing consulting and tax planning services to nonprofits of all kinds, including charities, private foundations, trade and membership organizations, social clubs, social service organizations, and others.
Never one to turn down a challenge, Brandy is an expert in guiding organizations through the complexities of gaining IRS tax-exempt status and helping them prevent losing their status once it’s been received.
In addition to her specialized focus on nonprofits, Brandy is also well-versed in supporting small and midsized business clients. By offering strategic planning guidance that aims to minimize taxes, she helps business owners navigate their daily issues and develop tax strategies that help them achieve their long-term goals.
Brandy is a natural communicator and enjoys building strong relationships. Her ability to make her clients and colleagues immediately feel at ease, even when facing stressful situations, helps to make her a go-to resource across the firm. Brandy brings a positive attitude and sense of humor to each interaction she has at the firm. She loves to brainstorm with colleagues about complex tax issues and find solutions to tricky problems. Brandy was awarded the MICPA Women to Watch Award and was a part of Leadership Lansing, Class of 2023.
A resident of DeWitt, Michigan, Brandy’s family includes her husband, Jeff, four children, and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, trying new local restaurants and hanging out with a core group of friends. She likes to watch movies with homemade popcorn, take on new house projects, or wander around Horrocks and Lowes with her husband. In addition, she enjoys trying new adventures with her family.
I have learned over the years how to balance what is important to me and not to compare my career and personal life with others but to do what I do best and excel at that. We all have different stories, so we cannot do things the same and succeed in the same way. Living life authentically has really helped me with my career and finding balance and happiness in life.
Years of Experience
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
AICPA Nonprofit Member
MICPA Nonprofit Task Force Member
BDO Seidman Alliance
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)