Manville & Schell, P.C. is a Traverse City CPA firm providing comprehensive accounting and tax services for businesses, and business consulting to individuals and small businesses in the Traverse City area. We are a well-respected firm with a reputation for expertise and integrity.
Manville & Schell, P.C. understands that businesses need a competent and reliable financial advocate. Yes, we can do your tax preparation and process accurate financial statements. But our real strength lies in our ability to stand with you as you grow your business and to be a trusted partner as you make the difficult decisions necessary for your success. It is our goal to help both businesses and individuals achieve their tax and financial objectives.
Our services are priced up-front in convenient packages so our clients can choose the services that are best for them and they’ll know their financial commitment with no surprises.
We would be happy to discuss how we can work together. Manville & Schell, P.C. offers a FREE initial consultation for Traverse City area business owners. Call Karrie Schell at 231-947-8707 to set up an appointment today!
Bob Manville, CPA has over 40 years of public accounting experience as a tax preparer and small business advisor. He earned his B.S. in Business (Accountancy) degree from Ferris State College in 1973. As a native of Traverse City, Bob has a unique perspective of what businesses in the area need and expect from their advisor. “What motivates me is helping others achieve their financial goals”. In his spare time, Bob enjoys traveling with family and friends, biking, and has a new found love in fly fishing the many rivers and streams in our area.
Karrie Schell, CPA has been in public accounting since 1988. In 1990 she earned her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Ferris State University and she became a Michigan licensed CPA in 1994. Karrie has extensive experience in small business accounting and tax preparation for a variety of family owned businesses in the Traverse City area. Karrie is a member of both the AICPA, the MICPA and the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time she enjoys following her kid’s activities and traveling.
Hannah Stricker has been with us since 2009 specializing in working with small businesses and their unique accounting, payroll, and tax situations. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor she is also able to assist clients with their QuickBooks questions. Prior to joining the Manville & Schell team, Hannah worked in the construction industry, arena management, and landscape management. She has her business and accounting degree from Lake Superior State University and has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, going to concerts, sporting events, and helps with animal rescue and rehab.
Korrie Bezemek has been a team member of Manville and Schell, P.C. for over 7 years. She has provided support to our clients with their accounting and tax service. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University and Northwestern Michigan College she holds a degree in Accounting and in Legal Studies. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor she can assist you in all QuickBooks programs and is certified in Desktop 2013-2015, Online, Point of Sale and Enterprise. Prior to joining our team Korrie worked as a Paralegal in a local law firm. Her free time is spent with her family and friends enjoying our Northern Michigan activities, boating and water activities, trail riding, concerts, and her morning walks.
Thom Grigal joined Manville and Schell in August of 2016.
Originally from Southern New Jersey, in 1990 Thom joined the United States Navy & served four years aboard the Attack Submarine USS Hammerhead(SSN-663). Following his tour in the Navy, Thom moved to Plattsburgh NY to marry the love of his life Lisa, and attend S.U.N.Y. Plattsburgh. They moved to South Carolina where Thom completed his business degree from The Golf Academy of America. The ‘view of the bay’ and an Assistant Golf Professional position with Shanty Creek Resorts brought them to Traverse City in 2000 & wishing to stay year round, Thom adjusted career paths to join the Bill Marsh Automotive Group. He spent 9 years learning and applying the ‘best practices for customer service’ which the Bill Marsh family is nationally recognized. Thom entered the insurance industry and representing both State Farm and Aflac, he created positive Client Experience’s that formed lasting professional relationships. Thom Grigal is licensed in Accident & Health, Property & Casualty, and Personal Lines.
Lisa, his Life’s Passion, and he have been together for 26 years. Lisa is a Kindergarten teacher at Central Grade School in Traverse City since 2001. When not working, his sons Charlie and Willie keep him moving. The family’s biggest joy is to share time with family on Lake George NY in the Adirondacks Mountains.
Doreen Nickerson recently joined Manville & Schell, PC in October 2016 as the Operations Manager and is responsible for the operations on the business, including customer service and various office administrative tasks. In her free time Doreen enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Missy Williams has been a staff accountant for our firm since 2001. She holds a degree in Accounting from Davenport College of Business and has over 25 years of practical experience in public accounting with emphasis on small business accounting and tax preparation. Missy has recently expanded her knowledge of QuickBooks software by becoming a QuickBooks ProAdvisor to better assist her clients with their accounting needs. In her free time, Missy enjoys spending time with her family and following her children’s activities.