ABJ & Associates is an accounting and tax preparation service. We do external bookkeeping on a monthly or quarterly basis, payroll and payroll tax reports on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis, sales and use tax, and we wrap things up into a tax return at the end of the year. We prepare most forms of business taxes including LLC, Schedule C, Partnership, and Corporation, as well as personal taxes. We also do numerous other services relating to the financial needs of any small business including budgeting, financial reporting, and establishing record-keeping systems. We do many of the things that a CPA would do, but with a focus on tax planning and preparation.
Meet the Staff
Amy Jack, Tax Accountant, Owner
As a young adult I already had an interest in keeping tabs on finances. I would spend hours looking for a penny when my checkbook was out of balance. That is why, when trying to decide on a career, my mom suggested accounting. I have not regretted that choice (well, maybe a little during auditing class). I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a focus on business management from Baker College in Flint, Michigan. I began working for a tax and accounting service in Davison when I received my associate degree, also in accounting. I got my practical experience there, working with some wonderful people. With the support of my family, I made the decision in April of 1997 to go out on my own. I purchased the necessary equipment and built my office in the basement of my home. By 2001 I had outgrown my home office and moved to a commercial office location. In 2005 I passed the Enrolled Agent exam with my first attempt and am now an Enrolled Agent. An Enrolled Agent is a person deemed an expert in taxation by the IRS. I really love the people that I get to meet in this line of work, and I take pride in helping new business owners fulfill their dreams of a successful business.
Alex Mitchell, Tax Preparer
I have always been a people person and that is only surpassed by my love of learning. I graduated among the top of my class from Lapeer High School and received two Associate Degrees from Mott Community College in that same year. During those school years, I spent several years working in office administration before joining the National Guard. As a trained EMT, I spent many shifts working with and helping the citizens of Lapeer County. After settling down and starting a family, however, I decided that the schedule of an EMT worker doesn’t fit quite as well with family life as I would like. Drawing on my previous experience in an office setting (including ABJ & Associates and Lapeer Community Schools) and my love of numbers, it was a logical choice to return to a professional office environment while pursuing a third Associates degree, this time in Accounting. I thoroughly enjoy working with people, taxes, and accounting and my quest to learn more is insatiable. I am very excited to meet everyone and work with you in the many years to come!
Lauren Fritz, Associate Accountant