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Jeff Straus

Jeff
Straus

CPA, Principal, Director

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Education
Nonprofit
DEPARTMENT: Audit

Jeff Straus, CPA, Principal, Director

Jeff is a principal in the Audit department and was elected to the firm’s Board of Directors in 2023. With more than 15 years of audit and public accounting experience, he specializes in providing audit services to Maner’s education and nonprofit clients. Jeff is an active member of the firm’s Education Committee and serves as finance director for a charter school district, advising and supporting school leadership on financial decisions impacting the district.

Lessons his father taught him as a child – to work hard and give everything you have – are what drive Jeff every day. He takes pride in the work and the important services Maner offers. He is driven to provide the best service possible to his clients, providing a common-sense approach to solving their problems and offering the support they need to succeed.

Jeff graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Accounting. In his free time, he enjoys making memories while on camping and hiking adventures with his family. His hobbies include golf and hunting. Jeff lives in DeWitt, Michigan, with his wife, Angela, and their three daughters, Elizabeth, Emily, and Evelyn. The family includes a German Shepherd, Dodger, and two cats, Theodosia and Gomez.

I believe that there is no sacrifice for integrity, determination and hard work. I lead my own life based upon these principals and I do the same for my clients and coworkers. This has never been just a job for me, and I genuinely care about my clients and coworkers and want them to be the best they can be.

To me, success starts with integrity and genuine care to do the right thing and hard work and determination will get you the rest of the way.

Years of Experience

16

Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO)

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)