Since 1975 we’ve focused our efforts on building longstanding relationships with our clients. We thrive on seeing them grow – sometimes from startups all the way through well thought out succession plans. We’re more than just your business accountant. Providing honest advice through business consulting, tax preparation, and ongoing accounting services has allowed us to continue to grow and serve others.

Experienced
Our experienced, professional staff has industry knowledge, qualifications and the educational background to meet the specific needs of each client. We are well trained and up-to-date on current accounting issues and strive to provide leadership, teamwork and exceptional service to all.

Strategic
We stay connected with our business clients by meeting on a monthly or quarterly basis. This gives them the reassurance that they’re on track to meet their financial and operational goals and provides us with the opportunity to plan for the upcoming year.

Proactive
Accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, and tax planning are important elements in running a business. At Steensma we offer our clients assistance and provide ideas to make informed business decisions throughout the entire year, not just during tax season. It’s essential that our clients don’t have an unpleasant surprise from a profit/loss and/or tax standpoint. As your business accountant, our goal is to minimize tax liability within the rules of the IRS or at least prepare you well in advance for the taxes you will owe.

Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, tax planning and financial services
Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, tax planning and financial services

AARON L. STEENSMA, CPA

Partner + Accountant
Bio

As a partner in our firm for over ten years, Aaron provides a wealth of knowledge for our business clients. Throughout his career Aaron has excelled at preparing business taxes, financial statements and acting as a business consultant.

Aaron is proficient in dealing with technical tax issues and planning opportunities to help minimize taxes for clients.

Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, payroll services and tax preparation
Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, payroll services and tax preparation

CHERYL DEVRIES

Payroll Services + Tax Research
Bio

Before joining our firm in 1991, Cheryl worked with General Motors in the payroll services and accounting departments. She has extensive experience with payroll processing, tax preparation and research, bookkeeping, and financial statement work with our business and personal clients. Cheryl also has extensive working knowledge of both the QuickBooks desktop and online versions.

A graduate of Ferris State University, Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy.

PAIGE HOWERZYL

Payroll Services + Tax Preparation
Bio

Paige joined Steensma as a full time employee in 2019. She works on payroll processing, bookkeeping, tax preparation, and financial statement services with our clients. Prior to joining our team, Paige worked at a family business as the accounts payable and receivables manager.

She grew up in Grandville her whole life and attended Calvin Christian High School. A recent graduate of Grand Valley State University and Davenport University, Paige earned her Bachelors in Accounting and Finance and her Masters in Accountancy. She is currently working towards the completion of her CPA exams. In her free time, Paige enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, payroll services and bookkeeping
Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, payroll services and bookkeeping

KATIE BELL

Payroll Services + Bookkeeping
Bio

As the head of our payroll services division, Katie processes a number of our live and after-the-fact payrolls in addition to handling all monthly, quarterly and annual filings related to payroll. She is also involved in the monthly, quarterly and annual bookkeeping and financial statement work for some of our business clients.

Katie joined our team in 2013. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two children.

ERIC W. GIBBS

Tax Planning + Financial Statements
Bio

Eric started with Steensma as a seasonal tax preparer in 2008 and joined our team full time in 2014. His areas of expertise include tax preparation and planning, financial statement services, and payroll services and processing. Eric is also well versed in both the desktop and online versions of QuickBooks.

Prior to joining our team Eric worked for a large local food distributor in numerous roles including accounting, payroll services, and logistics.

A 2009 graduate of Davenport University, Eric earned his MBA and BBA in Professional Accountancy. He currently serves as the Grandville Jenison Chamber of Commerce Treasurer. In his free time, Eric enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Eric started with Steensma as a seasonal tax preparer in 2008 and joined our team full time in 2014. His areas of expertise include tax preparation and planning, financial statement services, and payroll services and processing. Eric is also well versed in both the desktop and online versions of QuickBooks.

Prior to joining our team Eric worked for a large local food distributor in numerous roles including accounting, payroll services, and logistics.

A 2009 graduate of Davenport University, Eric earned his MBA and BBA in Professional Accountancy. He currently serves as the Grandville Jenison Chamber of Commerce Treasurer. In his free time, Eric enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

More than a Business Accountant

Over 35 years ago we helped an 18 year old start his first business venture. Things have been bright for that young man in the last 3+ decades and we’ve since helped him with numerous business opportunities.

We’ve provided a full range of business consulting services by helping with business start-up, entity planning, setting up an accounting system, payroll services, payroll and sales tax reporting, financial management, tax planning, tax preparation and training his employees.

Our client appreciates the role we play as “off-site controller.”

Aaron L. Steensma

Certified Public Accountant / Partner
Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, payroll services and tax preparation
Grand Rapids Accountant CPA, payroll services and tax preparation
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