Partner, CPA, CPIM
Carol is the Partner-in-Charge of Beene Garter's Audit Services department. With 35 years of experience in public accounting, Carol’s breadth of expertise includes financial reporting and analysis, profit improvement, inventory control and costing systems, and corporate tax planning and compliance. Through her caring, thorough and energetic approach, Carol has consulted and assisted her clients with obtaining financial goals and positioning them for continued business growth. She has also earned her certification in production and inventory management (CPIM).
- Aquinas College, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration & Accounting
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
- Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA)
- Institute of Management Accountants – West Michigan Chapter
- Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
- The Right Place, Inc.
Get to Know Carol...
What is your favorite business book?
Good to Great, James Collins
What is your favorite business quote?
“Greatness is won, not awarded.” - Guy Kawasaki
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to replace Dr. Dolittle and be surrounded by animals and make their lives fun. Since I didn’t do well in science type classes being a vet just didn’t seem practical in the end.
What’s the best piece of professional advice you have received?
Be yourself, believe in yourself, and be strong.
It all started because it came easy….as my career progressed I found out it really wasn’t easy and took a lot of hard work. However, what I also discovered was all of the wonderful people that I was getting to know. It also began to allow me to work with all types of people and help them solve their problems, whether big or small. Ultimately, the part I enjoy the most is helping others move toward their goals.