STERLING HEIGHTS — UHY LLP, a national certified public accounting firm, has promoted Josh Kirkbride to partner and six senior managers; Tom Bowen, Tim Brennan, Brent Jones, Michelle Moore, Kyle Percin, and Aaron Witalec, to principals.
Kirkbride started with the firm in 2003 and is a leading member of the audit and assurance department. He is one of the youngest people to make partner. Kirkbride specializes in strategic business consulting, tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, operational improvements, industry-specific tax issues, and estate and business succession planning. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor in Arts in accounting.
Bowen, who works out of the Farmington Hills office, is a member of the audit and assurance department and consulting department. He started with the firm in 1990 as a junior accountant. Bowen received his Bachelor of Science in accounting information systems from Eastern Michigan University and is a CPA in Michigan.
Jones practices out of the Farmington Hills office and is a member of the tax department. He specializes in providing professional services to closely-held, middle market businesses. Jones started with the firm in 2004. He has a bachelor’s in accounting from Michigan State University, MBA in tax from Wayne State University, and is a licensed CPA in Michigan.
Moore is a member of the audit and assurance department in the Sterling Heights office, where she works primarily with middle-market companies to provide audits and review of financial statements, and reporting on internal controls in accordance with applicable professional standards. She has a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Western Michigan University and is a licensed CPA in Michigan.
Percin is a member of the firm’s audit and assurance department in the Farmington Hills office. He is also a member of the firm’s National Independence and Ethics Committee. Percin started as a junior accountant in 1993. Percin has a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Michigan Dearborn, a master of science in taxation from Walsh College and is a licensed CPA in Michigan.
Witalec is a member of the forensic, litigation, and valuation services department in the Sterling Heights office. Witalec has Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and engineering mathematics from the University of Michigan Dearborn. He also has master of science degrees in mechanical engineering, accounting and finance from the University of Michigan Dearborn. Witalec is a licensed CPA and CMA in Michigan and also carried the CFM, CIA and LIFA licenses.