Doug Baiers CPA

Douglas R. Baiers, Attorney and Certified Public Accountant

 

President, CEO, and founding shareholder, Baiers & Associates, PC, a certified public accounting firm located in Portage, Michigan.  The firm specializes in taxation, accounting, and business consulting with a concentration on small businesses and individuals.  The firm advises on business startups; prepares tax returns for individuals, corporations, LLCs, trusts and estates, and other entities; and provides accounting, Quickbooks, payroll, and consulting services for its clients.

 

Vice-President, Treasurer, and founding shareholder, Houser & Baiers, PC, a certified public accounting firm located in Portage, Michigan, 2005-2013.  Same services as described above.

 

Attorney, Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins, and Borsos, Portage, Michigan, 2000 – 2005.  Business, estate planning, and tax attorney for businesses and individuals.  Advised on business formations and sale transactions.  Prepared estate planning documents.  Provided tax counsel on transactions and for taxpayers with federal and state tax issues.  Prepared employee benefit plan documents.  Advised on Medicaid planning issues.

 

Tax Counsel, Pharmacia & Upjohn Company (formerly The Upjohn Company), 1990 – 1999.  Reported directly to Directors of Domestic Tax Planning and International Tax Planning.  Responsible for all corporate tax matters related to qualified, welfare, and fringe benefit plans.  Corporate tax consultant for Latin America for four years and Canada for seven years.  Responsibilities also included domestic and international tax issues related to executive and director compensation.  Other areas of responsibility were employee taxation, environmental tax, payroll and payroll tax, tax-exempt taxation including private foundations, and contributions.  Commended performance on results of two large projects.

 

Tax Manager, Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young), Toledo, Ohio, 1987 – 1990.   Reported directly to four tax partners including the Director of Tax.  Managed and performed technical review of client service engagements (e.g. tax planning, research and analysis, compliance, agent examinations, and special projects).  Consulted with the auditing department on tax matters including review of tax provisions and financial issues and disclosures.  Clients included several publicly-traded corporations, large and mid-size manufacturing, retail, banking, software, professional service, C corporations, S corporations, closely-held corporations, partnerships, trusts, employee benefit plans, and individuals.

 

Tax Manager, Ernst & Young (formerly Ernst & Whinney), Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1981 – 1987.  Duties were similar to above.

 

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