Our Team


Government Finance Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Accounting

Heather Farmer, Government Finance Specialist

Heather joined Maner Costerisan in 2022 as a government finance specialist in the Accounting and Outsourced Solutions department. She brings six years of specialized experience in governmental accounting to the firm. Heather works closely with Maner’s government clients, providing accounting and consulting support to municipalities across the state. Prior to joining Maner, she served as the deputy finance director and deputy treasurer for the City of Auburn Hills.

In addition to Heather’s daily responsibilities providing accounting guidance and support to the firm’s government clients, Heather writes thought articles and recently started studying for the Certified Government Financial Manager® exam. She is an active member of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association and serves on its Membership and Mentoring Committee and the Professional Development Committee.  Heather was awarded Oakland County’s Elite 40 Under 40 in 2020.

Heather is passionate about providing the best service to her clients and does that by using her governmental knowledge to help solve problems and teach others. She enjoys the fast-paced environment at Maner, looking to thrive on any project or solve any problem that arises.

A Walsh College graduate with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance, Heather lives in Orion Township, Michigan, with her fiancé, Nate, and their dog Stanley. Heather has one daughter, Skylar, who attends Grand Valley State University. In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with family.

My favorite part of my job is making our clients happy. The smile on their faces and how appreciative they are with my help.

Years of Experience



Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA)