Accounting firm appoints principal


Melissa Seguin. Courtesy Baker Holtz

A local accounting and advisory firm has promoted an employee to the role of principal.

Grand Rapids-based Baker Holtz said yesterday it promoted Melissa Seguin, formerly senior tax manager at the firm, to the role.

Seguin has been with the company for more than a decade.

“Melissa is a tremendous asset to our firm and for our clients,” said Ryan Holtz, managing partner, Baker Holtz. “She has a service heart and an excellent work ethic. She joined our firm right out of college, and I am extremely proud of the professional she has become.”

Seguin said she appreciates the culture at Baker Holtz and cites “co-workers who have become friends” as a motivation for work each day, as well as the opportunity to serve customers.

“I am excited about my new position, where I can continue to provide my clients with great service and tax strategies that allow them to focus on their business instead of their tax bill,” Seguin said.

Seguin’s background

Since 2005, Seguin has provided Baker Holtz clients with income tax compliance and consulting services, with a specialization in estate and trust work.

Originally from Alpena, Seguin earned a B.B.A in accounting and finance at Grand Valley State University in 2004 and received an M.S. in accounting a year later.

While attending GVSU, she was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honors society. She received her CPA license in 2006.

Seguin maintains multiple professional memberships, including the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, where she is past president. She volunteers her time as the treasurer for Literacy Center of West Michigan, the Family Business Alliance Event Committee and is the vice chair for the Visser Family YMCA.

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