The Lansing, MI-based CPA and business advisory firm of Maner Costerisan is pleased to announce that James A. McNeeley, CPA, principal, was recently appointed treasurer of the Michigan chapter of the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM).
"I am proud and honored to serve as treasurer in the Michigan Chapter's inaugural year," said McNeeley. "I am confident this chapter of AAM will greatly benefit accounting professionals throughout Michigan, helping enhance our marketing efforts and ultimately our profitability."
McNeeley joined Maner Costerisan in 2002. In his role as principal, his primary responsibilities are in the firm's business accounting services (BAS) and tax departments. McNeeley is also responsible for the tax department's continuing professional education (CPE) and coaching and mentoring programs. He is a member of the firm's Marketing Committee and Affordable Housing Committee.
McNeeley is a summa cum laude graduate of Northwood University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting in 1998. He also earned an Associate's degree in Applied Science from Grand Rapids Community College in 1988. In addition to McNeeley's involvement with the Michigan Chapter of AAM, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and Delta-Side Business Association, which he serves as treasurer.
The Michigan Chapter of AAM was organized in 2009 by a group of AAM members from Michigan who recognized the importance of uniting local professionals in the accounting industry with a focus on education, training, career development, and networking opportunities. AAM was founded in 1988 for the purpose to provide a forum for marketers to improve skills and knowledge to help increase firm revenues.
Maner Costerisan is a mid-market accounting and consulting firm located in Lansing, Michigan. The firm provides a broad range of traditional and non-traditional services including accounting, audit, business consulting, business solutions and technology, business valuation, employee benefit plans, estate and trust planning, litigation support, peer review, and tax. Maner Costerisan specializes in serving closely-held businesses and affordable housing, construction, education, franchise accounting and reporting, governmental, manufacturing and distribution, and nonprofit organizations. As an Independent Member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, Maner Costerisan has full access to the national and worldwide resources of one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the world.