As posted with permission – printed in the Hometown Connection newspaper on December 13, 2013.
The measure of any good accounting firm begins with the degree to which clients benefit from the firm’s expertise.
This prior statement, taken from Holbrook & Manter’s website, speaks of their values in serving the community well, and they are committed to each business and individual in this way.
Holbrook & Manter, CPAs is a professional services firm whose roots in the Marysville area originated in 1981. Drawing from their knowledge and expertise of a diverse group of over 35 individuals, the business offers the resources of a large firm without compromising personal commitment and attentiveness to each client.
Holbrook & Manter, CPAs is recognized in the business community for its wide range of professional services to its clients. They offer auditing and accounting, corporate and individual tax services, business valuations, financial planning, accounting outsourcing services and consulting to individuals and small and large businesses.
Dealing with the intricacy of finances—what to most individuals sounds like a prescription filled with legal and technical jargon, and can be quite an insurmountable task to the untrained—is Holbrook & Manter’s area of expertise. The Holbrook & Manter team has a strong heritage in handling this type of work. Its beginnings date to 1919, where sole practitioner, E.W. Wood started an accounting firm in Marion, Ohio. Over the years, the firm’s name has changed, and partnerships and acquisitions occurred, but the level of excellence in providing professional services to the client has not been compromised.
The team prides themselves in their constant investment of time, energy and resources in continuing professional education through the use of new technologies and extensive business relationships in their commitment to deliver exceptional service. They are open-minded to new ideas and processes with one stipulation: can it better serve their clients?
There once was a time when individuals could handle their own accounting and tax needs. Unfortunately today, it seems that the accounting world is changing ever so quickly. Businesses and individuals consistently face new and complex challenges. Holbrook & Manter, CPAs continually keeps up to date on the latest tax deductions or tax news that comes out of Washington D.C., and finds unique solutions catered specifically to each client to maximize a positive outcome.
The firm clearly recognizes that there are many professional services to choose from, but it strives to be set apart by keeping their focus on a more personal level with clients.
Team members sit down with individuals, listen and learn about who they are, what goals they have in mind, and then make it their priority to help achieve those goals for them. “We are hands on with our clients,” said Lisa Decot, Holbrook & Manter’s Relationship Management Coordinator. “We are family-oriented and everyone on our Team will treat you that way.”
And that they do.
Not only do team members listen and learn about the clients and their needs, but they provide details and educate the client in as much of the accounting processes as each individual client chooses, with a desire in mind to take the fear out of accounting. It’s the firm’s belief that a personal ongoing relationship with the client provides them more than just the ability to manage the present, but more importantly to look to the future with confidence. “We put the client and their needs first and foremost,” said Decot. “We make it our goal to make their accounting needs ours.”
While Holbrook & Manter offers invaluable professional services in Marysville, Union County and beyond, their commitment is not just to the clients they serve, but to the community as a whole. The firm supports the United Way, Care Train, Loving Care Hospice and other beneficial community programs and outreaches. Team members are also involved in the local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, Friends of the Library and also participate in the local United Way Community Care Day to name a few, as well as committed board involvements. “We will always be a part of this community, as Marysville is our home,” said Decot, “and we will continue to serve it in any way that we can.”
Holbrook & Manter, CPAs has four convenient locations, with offices in Marysville, Dublin, Marion and Columbus. Marysville’s office is located at 103 Professional Parkway, near Memorial Hospital of Union County. They can be reached by phone at 937-644-8175, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit their website at www.HolbrookManter.com.