About

Matthew Senter, CPA

FOUNDER

Matthew Senter grew up in a small-town south of Nashville, Tennessee, where he started his career before moving to Clarkston, Michigan with his family in 2012. Prior to founding Senter, CPA, P.C., he worked as a staff accountant for several very well-respected firms in Franklin, Tennessee and Southfield, Michigan; all of whom had clients across the country and abroad. Matthew has always possessed a passion for numbers. He values working closely with his clients to service their needs with accounting, consulting, tax preparation and planning from start-up to multi-millions in revenue.

Matthew’s clients range from individuals, corporations, partnerships, non-profits, trusts, and employee benefit plans. His industry experience includes medical and dental practices, manufacturing, retail, service, health care, restaurants (including franchises), construction, real estate, entertainment, and transportation, among others. Matthew also has substantial experience with IRS, State and Local audit representation.

Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife Cassie and their three young children: Ben, Waylon, and Charlotte. In his spare time, you can often find him watching University of Tennessee Football, hunting, fishing with his family, or enjoying the great outdoors. Matthew is a member of the Oakland County Sportsman’s Club, Ducks Unlimited, among others.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University
  • Masters of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of the American Institute of CPAs
  • Member of Michigan Association of CPAs
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Clarkston
Michelle Hare

Lisa Haiss

Office Manager

Lisa grew up in a small town, an hour and a half south of Clarkston. She, her husband Eric, and their two sons settled in Clarkston in 2012, after 3 years of multiple relocations. They were in search of a “hometown” that offered their family great schools, churches and a community with a small-town feel. They are proud to call Clarkston home.

Lisa has made her family a priority for over 18 years by handling one of the most difficult roles available, stay-at-home mom. Her professional background is in the IT industry creating custom database applications for Ford Motor Company and various other small businesses around the United States.

Lisa enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. She sponsors and supports each activity her children are involved in. When all others are busy, you will most likely find her on the golf course. In her down time, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, gardening, and a glass of wine.

Michelle Hare

Kelly Thompson

Staff Accountant

Kelly grew up in a small city, an hour south of Clarkston.  She and her husband moved to the area in 2012 and they have loved it from day one.

Kelly graduated from The University of Michigan with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.  She worked in the financial industry through college and until her first child was born.  Most recently, she was a treasurer for a local sporting goods store. Prior to that, she was an Accounting Clerk for a financial company that handled all of the accounting needs for clients from start to finish.

Kelly enjoys spending every bit of her time with her young children, husband, extended family, and friends.  When her kids are in school and husband is working, Kelly likes to go horseback riding, scrapbooking, and enjoys planning.  When her family is home and not working, they keep Kelly busy with biking, hiking, boating – some say she likes to go tubing more than her kids! She also likes to watch her family fish, play sports with her family, and just about everything together.  

Kelly will be working with the Senter CPA team as a Staff Accountant.

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Cassie Senter

Cassandra Senter

Project Manager

Cassie Senter grew up in Waterford, MI. She attended Waterford Mott High School, and then received her Associate degree in Liberal Arts at Oakland Community College. Over the past 15+ years, Cassie has held many different roles in the IT industry, including Help Desk, Help Desk management, systems administration, project management, and many more. She has also assisted other local accounting firms with installing and setting up their accounting applications.

Cassie will be working with the Senter, CPA team to keep all their projects moving along smoothly, making sure the firm’s IT needs are met, and assisting with social media and community events.

Cassie enjoys spending her time with her three children: Ben, Waylon, and Charlotte. She also enjoys reading, crafting, and many outdoor activities, such as hiking with her family and gardening.

Cassie Senter

Joshua Legant

Staff Accountant

Josh grew up just north of Clarkston, in Holly, MI. After graduating from Holly High School, he attended Oakland Community College, but after 2 years, he still wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his future. So, he joined the Air Force. While in the Air Force, he was a B-1B aircraft mechanic for 5 years and an instructor for 2 years. Thanks to his time in the Air Force, Josh was able to take a variety of courses, where he found his calling to be an Accountant. After 7 years in the Air Force, Josh and his family moved back to Michigan and currently live in Davison.

Josh has prior experience working as a staff accountant. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with his MBA/MSA and is currently working towards his CPA license.

Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Merissa, and their 4 children. In his spare time, Josh enjoys watching football games and Star Wars or Marvel movies. He is a Carolina Panthers fan.

Cassie Senter

Rana Boykin, EA

Seasonal Tax Accountant

Rana grew up in a small town in Central Florida just outside of Orlando and graduated from the University of Central Florida.  She started her career with a small firm on the Space Coast of Florida before making her way to the Nashville, Tennessee area in 2007. She has worked as a staff and senior accountant for several well-respected firms in the Central Florida and Nashville area.  Rana has always enjoyed working with numbers and helping clients with their tax needs.

She has experience with bookkeeping, payroll, sales tax, individual tax, corporate tax, partnership tax, non-profit tax and trust tax.  She’s worked with a large variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, medical and dental practices, personal service, restaurants, construction, real estate, entertainment and many more.

Rana lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area with her partner, Mike.  They enjoy traveling internationally and scuba diving and they are always planning their next adventure together. Many weekends you can find her enjoying Florida Gators and Central Florida Knights football or Nashville Predators Ice Hockey.  She has also been an avid reader since she was very young and she likes to recharge in her downtime with a good book.

Achievements and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Central Florida
  • Master of Science in Taxation from The University of Central Florida
  • Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent