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MBA webinar: How to implement CECL using Excel
Are you prepared to implement CECL? View our on-demand webinar, in partnership with the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA), and learn how to implement CECL using Excel from our experts.
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CECL: Select what's best for your institution
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Navigating the road to the new CECL standard
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  • MBA webinar: How to implement CECL using Excel
    Are you prepared to implement CECL? View our on-demand webinar, in partnership with the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA), and learn how to implement CECL using Excel from our experts.
    Ryan Abdoo Joe Vloedman
    Webinar July 11, 2018 60 minute watch
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  • Tax reform: Six months in, what should businesses do now?
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted only a little over six months ago. Join our webinar as we discuss what you should do now to ensure your business maximizes all of the benefits tax reform has to offer.
    Kurt Piwko Stephen Eckert Dana Hullinger Jason Parish
    Webinar Tuesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m. EDT 60 min watch
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  • CECL guidebook part 2: Loss rate calculations of the allowance for loan and lease losses
    Wondering how to move forward with the process of adopting CECL? We believe the next step is putting pen to paper and working with the mechanics of a CECL calculation to fully grasp the data needs of the available approaches.
    Ryan Abdoo Robert Bondy
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  • CECL: Select what's best for your institution
    With the new CECL accounting standard approaching, institutions are re-evaluating their methodologies. The more complex choice isn’t always better. Are you selecting the right methodology for your institution?
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    Article May 14, 2018 1 min read
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Our clients say

Our team met with Plante Moran experts for a one-day training on CECL; the experience was eye-opening. We now see that we can adopt CECL using an Excel-based tool we can develop ourselves. We’re confident about the path ahead and took a big leap toward adoption based on the clarity provided during this training.

Dan Hollowed EVP / Cashier and Chief Financial Officer, Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company

Our Team

We realize that each client is unique. Although our financial services team serves more than 225 community banks and provides risk management services to more than 150 financial institutions, our approach to each engagement is as distinct as the bank we’re serving. As trends, economic factors, and regulations change, we study the data and bring you practical, effective solutions. And although we have a colleague partnering approach, which enables us to draw from the experience of multiple experts, we provide you with one primary contact who coordinates all services and facilitates rapid responses to your inquiries and service needs.