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2017 Baker Holtz Annual Charity Golf Outing Recap

AUGUST 24TH, 2017 As most of you may know, Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids does their share in giving back to the community by providing free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey, or those grieving the death of a loved one. Gilda’s club has a special program...

called Camp Sparkle, which provides support to children and teens impacted by cancer or grief and allows them the chance to connect with others. With all of that being said, it was a no brainer to benefit Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids at our 4th annual Baker Holtz charity golf outing. This year we had an amazing turn out, with... [read more]

HIRING: Bookkeeper (Full-Time)

Our team continues to grow!  Progressive CPA firm in Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, seeking to add a self-motivated Bookkeeper with a minimum of five years’ experience to our team. The right team-member will have a minimum Associate’s Degree in Accounting and prior experience in a public accounting firm, along with the following skills and...

experience: Experience with financial statement prep and analysis Experience in general ledger maintenance and journal entries, account reconciliation, and fixed asset maintenance Experience with basic tax concepts Experience with preparing payroll and all applicable tax returns Proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products Ability to quickly learn other software applications Effective oral and written communication You... [read more]

Redefining Casual Friday one Charity at a Time

Who doesn’t love wearing jeans to work? Who doesn’t love the feeling of giving back? We found a way to put two and two together. For four years and counting the staff of Baker Holtz has collectively voted on a charity or nonprofit each quarter to support in exchange for wearing jeans on Fridays....

In the past we have worked with organizations such as: Kids’ Food Basket, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, The Humane Society, Literacy Center of West Michigan, Santa Claus Girls, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Kent Country Parks Foundation, and in our current quarter, Paws With a Cause. Traditionally, donations are $5 per Friday to the selected charity,... [read more]


Discover Your Local Treasure

Baker Holtz is honored to be a featured, local business on Local First’s Discover Your Local Treasure website and campaign. Many thanks to the Grand Rapids community and Local First for recognizing our dedication to the Grand Rapids area. We love serving you. Check out our video feature below and our write-up on Local...

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Women Power at Baker Holtz: 2014 Young Athena Award Nominees

Layna Buthker and Melissa Seguin are women in love with the Grand Rapids community: committed to service, passionate about professionalism, and driven by creating and fostering relationships. They lead with integrity and dedicate their time and energy to numerous organizations and foundations in the community. This being said, there’s no question why we’re incredibly...

proud to have these women as a part of the Baker Holtz family. This year, the community is also recognizing both Layna and Melissa for their contributions to the community and will be honoring them as finalists for the 2014 ATHENA Young Professional Award, an award recognizing prominent women leaders of Grand Rapids. Layna, one of... [read more]


Join us for our First Annual Golf Outing!

Join us for our First Annual Golf Outing! Benefiting D.A. Blodgett – St John’s September 10th, 2014 at Boulder Creek Event Schedule: Registration starts at noon Lunch provided to all golfers Shotgun starts at 1:00 p.m. Dinner/Program at 5:30 p.m. Registration for the event is due by August 27th. For registration and sponsorship information...

download the registration form here. Any questions call Tiffany Taft at 616-458-1835 or email

We Build This City: Layna Buthker

Layna Buthker may be one of the newest member of the Baker Holtz team, but she certainly hasn’t wasted any time falling in love with her new home or joining local organizations to help others see the beauty of Grand Rapids. She completed her BS in Accounting at Ferris State University in May 2011...

and graduated from Grand Valley State University with her Masters of Science in Taxation in December 2012. We were lucky enough to scoop her up in January 2013 following a four-month tax season internship. As a proud Laker alumni, the heart of Layna’s personal and professional community engagement efforts focus on sharing her passion for Grand... [read more]

We Build This City: Layna Buthker

Revitalizing a City: 616 Development

When we think of giving back, our minds cloud over with visions of soup kitchens and clothing drives, raking leaves and building homes. While these are great endeavors that we fully support, one of our clients reminds us that giving back is synonymous with breathing new life into something others deemed unworthy or unfixable....

We’re big fans of bigger challenges. Some great business ventures begin with a dream. Others are deeply rooted in a lifelong passion or a desperate need that requires fulfillment. Derek Coppess, founder of 616 Lofts turned 616 Development, began his vision with a shovel. That’s right, a shovel. We encourage you to check out the story... [read more].

Revitalizing a City: 616 Development

The kids are alright

She considers herself stubborn, controlling and says her greatest accomplishment is that the kids are alright…and not in jail. Lori Baker, partner at Baker Holtz, a local financial and tax firm, fell in love with numbers at a very young age helping out with the books for her family’s trucking company. A bit of...

a free spirit at the time; she put off going to college in pursuit of traveling with her newborn daughter, going wherever the wind blew her. Lori eventually landed in Wichita, Kansas but missed home and made her way back to Grand Rapids where she pursued a degree in public accounting at Davenport University and Aquinas... [read more]

The kids are alright

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