Michigan CPA celebrates 30 years of service

Thomas Shade, CPA, managing principal at Flint, MI-based Lewis & Knopf CPAs, P.C., recently celebrated 30 years of service at the firm.

“The skill, enthusiasm and leadership Tom brings to our staff are great assets for our client relationships and are key to our firm’s continued growth,” said Tom Lillie, CPA, CFP, PFS, Principal of Lewis & Knopf. “We are fortunate to have a professional with his qualifications on our team.”

As managing principal, Shade specializes in serving professional service providers including physicians, dentists, pharmacists and attorneys. He also works with a variety of entrepreneurial industries including auto dealerships, construction and real estate.

Shade is a graduate of Alma College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in accounting. Shade serves in various leadership roles with many professional and community organizations including the Midsize Firm Advisory Council for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), board member for the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, and board member and treasurer for Flint YMCA. In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the BDO Seidman Alliance Partners’ Advisory Council and Flint Estate Planners Council. Shade currently resides in Davison, Michigan with his wife, Kimberly.

Lewis & Knopf, CPAs, P.C. is a regional mid-market accounting and consulting firm based in Flint, Michigan. The firm maintains specialties in the construction, manufacturing and distribution, professional service firms, auto dealerships, retail operations, and not-for-profit sectors. Lewis & Knopf currently employs 45 professionals in the Flint area.

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