Val is a partner at the Firm with over 20 years’ experience in public accounting. She began her career in public accounting as an administrative professional for Ciulla, Smith and Dale PLLC. Displaying significant potential in the accounting field, she was encouraged by her seniors to pursue her degree, and was then promoted to a Staff Accountant position. Ciulla, Smith, and Dale became Vereecke Simescu and Associates, and in 2004, Val became a Manager. In December 2011, Vereecke Simescu and Associates merged with Brickley DeLong, and in 2015, Val was promoted to Partner.
Val manages the client accounting services department for the Firm’s Grand Rapids office. Her specialties include: review and compilation services, business consulting, QuickBooks assistance, and private company and individual tax services. Her clients center on the construction, tool and die, and closely-held business industries.
Val’s duties with the Brickley DeLong also include being a member of the Firm’s tax committee, training Grand Rapids professional staff, and ensuring job processes are running efficiently.
In her free time, Val enjoys gardening, cooking, and biking. She is married and has two sons, and two granddaughters. She and her husband reside in the Grand Rapids area.
Bachelor’s of Applied Science, Davenport University, 2002
Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Michigan, 2005
Professional and Civic Organizations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce – Member