Welcome to MORRISON, STANWOOD, POLAK & HILLARD PC’s online resource. From here you can learn about the types of accounting, tax and counseling services available to you; reference the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for answers to some common questions asked by our clients; review the bios of our partners; and access our library of archived newsletters with loads of useful information.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Plymouth, MORRISON, STANWOOD, POLAK & HILLARD PC was founded by a notable local Rotarian and CPA, Bill Morrison over 50 years ago. Built on a solid foundation of character and credibility, MORRISON, STANWOOD, POLAK & HILLARD PC has continued to serve many of our clients that were there some 50 years ago. We’ve been known to take the confusion out of the complex tax regulatory requirements and the mystery out of personal and commercial financial statements. Servicing both the personal tax planning needs of individuals as well as that of the small to mid-size business sector. Our clients receive the personalized service that they desire and rely on us to provide the sound financial and tax support they need.
We welcome you to contact us to schedule a visit to review your situation. We promise to give you the attention you deserve. If you prefer to meet over the phone or web, we can do that too! If you need a quick answer to a common question, click on over to the FAQ’s.
MORRISON, STANWOOD, POLAK & HILLARD PC clients are served by an experienced team of Managers, Senior Professionals and Staff with expertise in an array of industries and a variety of practice areas.
Ann Marie Gilmour, CPA Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Ann Marie joined the team at MORRISON, STANWOOD, POLAK & HILLARD PC in 1996. Specializing in Income Tax, Corporate Tax and QuickBooks; she applies her knowledge and expertise to each client's individual needs. With over 12 years experience as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, she can help with any question and provides personalized training. Ann Marie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Hillsdale College. She’s also member and past Chapter Treasurer of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization); in addition she was the PEO Assistant Auditor for the State of Michigan; and is a member of the Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club, the AICPA and the MACPA. She’s passionate about working together with her clients to help them build a stronger business. In her free time she’s dedicated to her family and volunteering with Children’s Christian Education and Boy Scouts of America.
Geraldine Hillard, CPA
Gerry’s expertise spans both Personal and Business accounting, tax planning and tax preparation. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Madonna University and over 30 years of experience with MORRISON, STANWOOD, POLAK & HILLARD PC, she specializes in small and medium business accounting, consultation and tax. Her proudest moments are assisting clients toward their future goals. Gerry is a member of the AICPA, MACPA and IAAM. She’s especially adept in assisting her clients through the business financing process, audit representation and Estate and Trust tax preparation. Outside of the professional arena, she’s an avid boater, biker and enjoys spending time with her family.
Stanley Polak, CPA
Stanley has over 30 years of dedicated service to MORRISON, STANWOOD, POLAK & HILLARD PC ’s clients, preceded by 5 years of accounting with Alexander Grant & Company. Stanley provides the personal client service and consultation that his clients depend on. With a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and Master’s of Science in Taxation from Walsh College, he specializes in individual, estate and trust tax preparation and guidance. Stanley’s also a member of the AICPA and the MACPA. With a passion for fitness and discipline in Tae Kwon Do he’s also a 5th Degree Black Belt.
In addition to our Partners, our clients are served by a dedicated and experienced team of professionals and staff.
Lindsay Starzyk a senior accountant with the firm graduated from Central Michigan University with concentration in Business Administration. Her specialties include payroll taxes, compilations as well as corporate and individual income tax returns. Lindsay spends her free time enjoying weekends at her family's cottage.
Colleen Banks our office manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the accounting firm. Colleen attended James Watt College in Greenock Scotland and has her associate's degree in small business management from Schoolcraft College. She services the company in various capacities and is a notary. Colleen is a member of the St Andrews Society of Detroit and stays busy raising her three children.
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