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.

Syncing QBO Advance with Excel

At this point, some of you may want to think about your 2024 finances and tax return. That being the case, for many of you, that would include taking a retirement distribution from your retirement accounts.

Retirement Penalty

At this point, some of you may want to think about your 2024 finances and tax return. That being the case, for many of you, that would include taking a retirement distribution from your retirement accounts.

Senter Forward: Explained

Are you looking for more out of your CPA firm? Monthly Client Accounting Services, Advisory and Consulting services to help you understand your accounting and discuss tax savings strategies, Payroll processing, Corporate or Partnership tax returns and Individual returns for the owner? Great! We have a great offering for you. We call it Senter Forward.

2023 Tax Season Thank You!

As we bid farewell to yet another tax season, we wanted to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you.

Reasonable Compensation and its Importance

As a valued client of Senter CPA, it’s crucial to understand the significance of calculating and taking reasonable compensation wages, especially if you own an S Corporation. This practice not only ensures compliance with tax regulations but also plays a pivotal role in maintaining the financial health of your business.

Filing a Tax Extension

It is not uncommon to need more time to file your individual tax return. The IRS has made it possible to file your own tax extension.

Senter, CPA Guide to Review and E-Signing Your Tax Return

As tax season approaches, we understand the importance of making the process as smooth as possible for our clients. At Senter CPA, we leverage cutting-edge technology to simplify the review and e-signing of your tax return through UltraTax and the Onvio portal. Follow this step-by-step guide to ensure a seamless experience

Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

Saving for retirement can be a daunting task. Here at Senter CPA we can help you make some of those retirement decisions.

Making Your Federal & State Income Tax Payments

Paying your federal and state income taxes has never been more convenient, with online options available through various platforms

Common Tax Documentation

Getting your tax documents together to send to your tax preparer can be overwhelming, but we can help! One of the most common questions we are asked is, “What documents are needed for individual tax returns?”