UHY LLP, a leading national certified public accounting firm, recently announced that one principal, Josh Kirkbride, has been promoted to partner. Also, six senior managers; Tom Bowen, Tim Brennan, Brent Jones, Michelle Moore, Kyle Percin and Aaron Witalec, have been promoted to principals.
Based in the Sterling Heights office, Josh Kirkbride is a leading member of the Audit and Assurance Department. He started with the firm in 2003, passed his CPA exam in 2005, and transitioned quickly from staff all the way up to partner. He is one of the youngest people to make partner. Kirkbride specializes in strategic business consulting, tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, operational improvements, industry-specific tax issues, and estate and business succession planning. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University.
Tom Bowen, who works out of the Farmington Hills Office, is a member of the Audit and Assurance Department and Consulting Department. He started with the firm in 1990 as a junior accountant. Tom has over 20 years of experience in public accounting providing professional services to privately-held businesses in a variety of industries. Bowen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University and is a CPA in the State of Michigan.
Tim Brennan is a member of the Audit and Assurance Department and ERISA Audit Practice in our Farmington Hills Office. He began his career with the firm in 1997 as a staff accountant. Brennan has extensive experience working on audit, review, compilation and tax engagements. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.
Brent Jones practices out of the Farmington Hills office and is a member of the Tax Department. He specializes in providing professional services to closely-held, middle market businesses. Jones started with the firm in 2004, so this year marks 10 years with the firm. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, a Masters of Business Administration in Tax from Wayne State University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.
Based in the Sterling Heights Office, Michelle Moore is a member of the Audit and Assurance Department, where she works primarily with middle-market companies to provide audits and review of financial statements, and reporting on internal controls in accordance with applicable professional standards. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.
Kyle Percin is a member of the firm’s Audit and Assurance Department in the Farmington Hills office. He is also a member of the firm’s National Independence and Ethics Committee. Percin started as a junior accountant in 1993. He currently works closely with a variety of clients including privately-owned businesses, publicly traded corporations and high net worth individuals. Percin has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Michigan Dearborn, a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Walsh College and is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan.
Based in the Sterling Heights office, Aaron Witalec is a member of the Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation Services Department. He is also an active member of the firm’s National Transaction Services Group. His primary focus is on buy side and sell side transaction advisory servicing strategic and private equity clients engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, carve-outs, private capital raising and venture capital. Witalec has Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He also has Master of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Accounting and Finance from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Witalec is a licensed CPA and CMA in the State of Michigan and also carried the CFM, CIA and LIFA licenses.
UHY LLP is the seventh largest accounting firm in southeast Michigan and has over 275 employees. Currently, the Sterling Heights office is the number one largest accounting firm in Macomb County.