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Dave is a Plante Moran audit partner specializing in the governmental and retail auto dealership industries. With nearly 25 years of experience serving these industries, he understands the key issues and drivers in all economic cycles and provides critical insights to allow his clients to stay ahead of industry trends.

A member of the firm’s Professional Standards Team, Dave is known as an industry technician who works through complex issues, breaks them down, and provides practical solutions. Recently, he spent significant time assisting his governmental clients with Act 312 proceedings and guiding his auto dealer clients through tax planning related to the expiring estate tax credits.

Dave is often asked to present to governmental organizations. In January, he hosted an "Ask the Auditor" session at the Michigan Township Association Annual Conference and presented a “GASB Update” session at the Michigan Municipal League Annual Conference. Dave has a B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University.

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Changes to pension and OPEB reporting under Public Act 202 of 2017

The Michigan Department of Treasury released initial reporting requirements under the Public Act 202 of 2017. These reporting requirements apply to all local units of government that offer or provide defined benefit pension and/or defined benefit OPEB retirement benefits.

David Helisek
Article January 08, 2018 1 min read
Important legislative updates for Michigan local governments
Are you up to date on current legislative changes? The State of Michigan legislature and treasury have introduced several changes that you should be aware of. We discuss four upcoming changes that will impact your government.
David Helisek
Article October 09, 2017 5 min read