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Michael Davis

Brickley DeLong Welcomes a New Employee

Brickley DeLong is pleased to introduce a new employee! Jennifer Batts, a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University was hired on to be our new marketing assistant. Before receiving her B.S. degree in Advertising and Public Relations, Jennifer worked two different internships where she was responsible for all social media, direct mail, e-mail marketing, and creating and designing ads. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, biking, and skiing. We are excited to have her as part of the Brickley DeLong family.

Help for Farmers

Due to the late frost last April, much of Michigan’s apple, cherry, and peach crops were destroyed. A new package of bills being introduced this week should give fruit growers and processors access to a five-year low interest loan administered by banks and agricultural lenders.

For more information and to see where this information came from, click on the link below.

Brickley DeLong Manager Passes CFE Exam

Brickley DeLong is pleased to announce we now have a Certified Fraud Examiner on staff! We celebrate with Manager, Edward Elsner, CPA, CFE on his completion of the CFE Exam and are excited about the opportunity to expand our services for our clients.

Accountant Passes CPA Exam

The Brickley DeLong team congratulates accountant Elizabeth Labrecque for passing all four sections of the CPA exam. Elizabeth has been with the firm since September 2011, and we are thrilled to watch her exceed in her career path as a CPA. Passing the CPA exam is crucial to help our clients in every way possible.  All of our CPA graduates continue their education as much as possible.

CPA Firm Promotions

Brickley DeLong is excited to announce several promotions within the CPA Firm. These promotions reflect the hard work and accomplishments of these individuals.

  • Brian McFarren, CPA has been promoted to Partner. Brian has been with the CPA firm since 1993 and specializes in both Tax and Audit.  He is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is a very active part of the School, Single Audit and Tax Committees. Brian’s strong leadership, technical skills and his commitment to the profession and loyalty to the Firm are all attributes which have contributed to his promotion.
  • Terry Maycroft, CPA and Eric Van Dop, CPA have both been promoted to Senior Manager in the CPA Firm. Both have shown a strong dedication to their work and a desire to excel. As Senior Managers they will focus on increased client responsibilities, niche and specialty development, and building their network community.
  • Andrea Schultz has been promoted to Senior Accountant. As a Senior Accountant, Andrea will increase responsibilities and her roles on engagement assignments.

We commend all four for their dedication and accomplishments.

Brickley DeLong Announces Merger with Grand Rapids Accounting Firm

Brickley DeLong is pleased to announce the merger of the Grand Rapids CPA Accounting firm Vereecke, Simescu and Associates, PLLC into Brickley DeLong, P.C. effective December 1, 2011. We welcome partners Thomas Vereecke and Martin Simescu, managers Patricia Hernandez and Valerie Lewis, accountant Elizabeth Labrecque, Carla Bartman and associates to our accounting firm. We believe this collaboration will enable us to better service our existing clientele as we expand our depth of services, niche industries, and expertise in tax, audit, accounting, valuation, and business consulting services.




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Brickley DeLong is a full-service public accounting and business consulting firm serving the West Michigan community with offices in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Hart. For over 35 years, our focus has been on our clients, our people, and our community.

We offer personalized services in tax, accounting, audit, consulting and more. But we are more than number crunchers. Client relationships form the foundation of our success, and our dedicated team of professionals makes it their priority to see each client attain the highest level of success possible.  We want to be your choice when it comes time to choose an accounting firm to help your business succeed.