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Accounting firm names partners

January 30, 2017
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Rebecca Postma
Rebecca Postma. Courtesy Beene Garter

A local accounting firm has added three partners to its roster ahead of tax season.

Grand Rapids-based Beene Garter said last week it has hired Dave Shymanski and promoted Rebecca Postma and Trace Bauman as partners, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 16.

“Dave, Trace and Rebecca are talented accounting professionals, each with a wealth of knowledge in their respective areas,” said Tom Rosenbach, managing partner, Beene Garter. “We’re excited to welcome them to the partner group.”

Dave Shymanski

Shymanski comes to Beene Garter with more than 30 years of public accounting and tax experience with private companies and multi-national corporations.

He most recently held the title of tax senior manager at Ernst & Young, where he worked since 1986.

Shymanski, a CPA, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Michigan Dearborn.

Rebecca Postma

Postma has 15 years of experience in public accounting and has been with Beene Garter since 2007.

Her expertise is in partnerships and limited liability companies, small businesses, corporate tax planning and compliance.

Postma, a CPA, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Calvin College and a master of science in taxation from Grand Valley State University, where she’s also an adjunct professor.

Trace Bauman

Bauman has more than 12 years of experience working with clients in the small business, construction and manufacturing markets, as well as providing international tax incentives for domestic companies.

Bauman, a CPA, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Cornerstone University and a master of science in taxation from GVSU.

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