Kelly Thompson

Staff Accountant


My name is Kelly.  I am so excited to be welcomed by the Senter, CPA team as I restart my career, now that both my children are in school full time.

I am so grateful for this opportunity to introduce myself.

Before my professional career, I attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

Through college and until my firstborn made her appearance, I have worked in the financial industry – most recently as a Treasurer with a local sporting goods store.  Prior to that, I was an Accounting Clerk for a financial company that handled all of the accounting responsibilities from start to finish.

Throughout my college years, and to this day, I’ve had, and have, so much fun supporting my alma matter!  My mother-in-law and I attended the annual Women’s Football Academy at the Big House for 9 years until the academy dissolved in 2013.  We would spend an entire day learning the fundamentals of the game of football taught to us by the team, staff, and coaches themselves!  We got to tour the gyms, locker rooms, offices, museum, practice fields, and conference rooms.

One of our favorites was to have lunch with the players, ending each academy with a fun and friendly scrimmage in the Big House. We always left with a sense of pride having raised money for the Coach Carr Cancer Fund, and also feeling as though we had made friends with the players and coaches.  When the season came around, we felt like we were watching our buddies on the field and sidelines. 

Attending games each season is still something we look forward to with a special new appreciation now that we get to watch a couple games through our children’s eyes.

 Some of my favorite things to do are:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Planning
  • Printing & Organizing Our Photos/Scrapbooking
  • UofM Football
  • Boating, Tubing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding
  • Doing just about anything with my kids (Audrey, 8), (Brody, 6) and husband (Josh). They are the highlight of my days.
  • Recently, we’ve taken to growing some of our own vegetables (tomatoes, zucchini, cantaloupe, watermelon, and orange peppers).

My husband and kids surprised me with a weekend in Ludington for my birthday. A highlight was trail riding at this incredible facility!

I am beyond grateful to work with each of my new team members at Senter, CPA, and look forward to meeting our clients. If you ever need anything, please call 248-934-0550.

Imagination Library Needs YOU

As an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Rotary Club of Clarkston is committed to creating a community that works for all children and all families, especially those most in need. Literacy is the foundation of a child’s education and helping kids thrive is our priority.

With generous funding support from our friends in the Clarkston community and Rotary network, we have partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program to mail a new book to each enrolled child under 5 every month at no cost to his or her family.

529 College Savings

529 plans can be a great tool to use when saving for college expenses, but there is a new aspect to these that is starting in 2024.

Michigan Individual Income Tax Updates

As tax laws and regulations are constantly changing, we try our best to keep you abreast of those changes. Here we wanted to update you on a few changes from the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Hiring: Certified Public Accountant (Tax) (Hired 9/25/23)

The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is responsible for the firm’s overall tax and accounting activities including reviewing and signing tax returns (individual and corporate).

Change Client Portal Email

Do you need to change your email for your client portal? Watch the video to learn step by step instructions.

Hiring: Senior Tax Accountant (Seasonal) (Hired 9/25/23)

We have an exciting tax season opportunity for a self-motivated Senior Tax Accountant to join our growing team. (possibility of full-time after tax season). In this role, you will be the point person in contact with clients to perform the firm’s overall corporate tax and accounting activities with final authority on assignments, acting on behalf of the firm, provisioning exceptional client service.

Extension Deadline and More

April 18th is now behind us. Here is a look ahead at upcoming deadlines that you, as a tax payer, need to be aware of.

Registering Your Onvio Portal

If you are a new Senter, CPA client and want to learn to register for a secure client portal, please follow the instructions of the video.

QuickBooks Online Bank Feed Category History

Inside the Bank Feeds in Quickbooks Online, there is a new Categorization History feature where you can see your most used and last used coded accounts.

New Summer Hours

Be sure to check out our new summer hours. These will go into effect from Memorial Day to Labor Day.