Headshot of Marie Stiegel.

My husband has been a head football coach at the high school level since 2010, and I have never missed a game. You can find me on the top row of the bleachers, where I get the best view.

Marie Stiegel
Principal, CPA


I provide government clients and engagement teams with up-to-date direction on new and proposed accounting guidance and help resolve complex accounting matters. In addition to my role as technical leader for the government practice, I provide audit and single audit services to government entities such as cities, townships, counties, state agencies, and special-purpose governments.

I was attracted to this career early on in college through a wonderful professor who had a background in governmental auditing. I already had an interest in working with public sector organizations, and after hearing how he was able to combine this passion with an interest in accounting, I knew I had found a good fit. My clients appreciate that I enjoy sharing my knowledge with them and can break down complex topics to make them easier to understand. Around the office, I’m known for my easygoing nature and responsiveness to my team’s needs.

I’m a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association, where I serve as co-chair of the standards committee. I speak regularly for these organizations and at Plante Moran trainings on accounting and auditing topics that impact the governmental industry. I received both my B.A. and M.S. in accounting from Michigan State University.

In 2016, I was one of 30 individuals nationwide selected by the AICPA to participate in its leadership academy — a four-day intensive program – to provide strategies for participants to become leaders within their organizations, communities, and the CPA profession. I utilize the strategies I learned in this program in my technical leader role to motivate my team.

When I’m not helping clients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. You can often find us listening to music and dancing around the house. I also enjoy watching and attending college sporting events, especially football and basketball.