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I read Sports Illustrated cover-to-cover each week. I’m interested in all sports, but I’m a big fan of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons. If the TV is on in our house, there’s a really good chance a game is on. 

Shelly Gower
Partner, CPA, Director of Professional Standards


I have the privilege of leading our professional standards team. As a team, our highest priority is the delivery of quality audit, review, and other accounting and financial reporting-related services.  

We have a proactive approach to ensuring quality. We do this through our entrenchment within the firm’s industry and service groups. We’ve developed deep industry expertise, and we’re known for the way our technical specialists work collaboratively with engagement teams to bring the combination of industry and technical expertise directly to our clients.

Our technical specialists are not strangers to our clients — they’re part of the team that works directly with our clients in the resolution of accounting and financial reporting matters. When clients have complex transactions or concerns about implementing new accounting standards, they appreciate that they can work with technical specialists they know and who take the time to understand what they’re trying to accomplish.

I enjoy having a career where I do something different every day and am constantly challenged. When I’m not at work, I’m with my husband exploring the outdoors, staying active, or planning our next vacation.

I’m a member of the AICPA and the Michigan Association of CPAs. I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh College.