Local CPA Firm Adds New Team Members

Cliff Holmyard and Bryan McShane have joined the team at GHD CPAs and Advisors, one of southeast Michigan’s top CPA and business consulting firms.  St. Clair Shores-based GHD has been in business since the 1920s and is the state’s 12th largest CPA firm.

Holmyard, 48, of Ortonville, has been a CPA for more than 25 years, and is a director in GHD’s accounting and assurance services department. He works with clients and staff to analyze financial data to give clients a more informed basis for business decisions. He has special expertise in automotive dealerships and manufacturing-related businesses, internal controls and financial institutions.

GHD has a range of clients, including individuals, small- to medium-sized businesses and nonprofits. Holmyard’s broad skills will help advance the firm’s mission of delivering the appropriate service to meet each client’s unique needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. He also will draw on his background to develop new staff training.

“I was attracted to GHD because of the opportunity it provides a CPA to give full service,” Holmyard said. “We’ve taken the position that our clients are best served by a team that collectively has the skills to help clients with their business challenges.” 

Holmyard came to GHD from a CFO consulting firm in Troy, where he served as CFO and controller for several client businesses. He also has worked for large regional CPA firms and was the CFO and controller for the Anderson Automotive Group in Bloomfield Hills. He is a graduate of Walsh College of Accountancy.

Holmyard is married to Terri, and they have a son, Joel. Holmyard is an avid outdoorsman, golfer and bike rider.

McShane, 32, of St. Clair, joined GHD as a senior staff accountant, coming from Danaher Thomson Linear. Before that, he spent more than five years in the Michigan and New York offices of a national CPA firm.

McShane brings expertise serving clients in construction, manufacturing and real estate businesses as well as nonprofits. He works in the accounting and assurance services department, providing clients advice on tax planning and business operations, as well as audits, reviews and other attest services.

He has a master’s degree in accounting from Grand Valley State University and has been a CPA since 2006. He is married to Ashleigh and the couple has a daughter, Makenzie. The family enjoys boating and McShane also likes to hunt.

Established in 1920, GHD CPAs and Advisors provides value added and affordable accounting and consulting services to clients throughout Southeast Michigan. The firm’s association with BKR International provides them with access to additional financial planning and international business resources. GHD CPAs and Advisors sustains industry expertise in a number of areas, including manufacturing, distribution, construction, nonprofit, healthcare and professional services. The firm has a staff of 67 employees. For more information, visit www.ghdcpa.com.

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