Maner’s Consulting Team Continues to Grow

Michael “Mike” Fox, Financial Accounting Software Consultant

Mike is a former controller and Sage Intacct User. Often described as a team player who strongly believes successful relationships are built on mutual respect and trust, Mike has already aided several Maner Costerisan clients to reach the next level in their businesses. In one instance, after analyzing the performance of service lines that were not meeting expectations, Mike’s recommendations helped improve top line, cash flow and operational achievement.

Born in North Carolina, Mike lived in Okinawa, Japan, and Georgia before settling in Michigan. After serving as an airman in the U.S. Air Force, Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Baker College of Owosso in 1990 after being inspired by his high school bookkeeping teacher that he had a natural inclination toward the profession. He has previously worked as a practice administrator for Michigan ENT and Allergy Specialists, as a controller for Douglas J, as a health care consultant for Rehmann and as a cost accounting manager for the Ingham Regional Medical Center.

He currently lives with his wife and three children in Muskegon, where he enjoys the beaches, dining options and diverse culture the region has to offer. In his free time, Mike enjoys tennis, bicycling and reading.

Jessica Anne Myers, Senior Consultant

Jessica, who grew up in Whitmore Lake, was introduced to accounting software at a young age and had passion for math. When she discovered accounting information systems in college, Myers said it opened her eyes to a world of infinite career possibilities.

In her role as a financial software consultant, Jessica provides a variety of services to Maner Costerisan’s clients, from basic troubleshooting for out-of-balance accounts to more technical services such as installing software or fixing broken transactions. Jess specializes in supporting, implementing, and training clients in Dynamics GP to enhance their understanding so they can fully leverage the benefits of the system.

Jessica is a Central Michigan University graduate where she was on the dean’s list and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting with a minor in finance. She began working as a professional in 2008 and has over eight years of experience working with Microsoft Dynamics GP as both a user and a consultant. Jessica says her dedication to Maner Costerisan’s clients is embodied in her favorite quote: “We rise in lifting others,” by Robert Ingersoll. She says she enjoys life more when she is helping others attain their fullest potential. She does that by using her knowledge of software programs to assist clients with accounting and tax needs, as well as the more technical aspects of the job; this enables her to build trust and relationships to make all involved successful.

Jessica, who lives in Niles, Michigan, has a dedication and desire to help others at and away from the office. Her philosophy is to be kind to each other, even when it is not easy.

Myers and her husband Matt met while attending CMU. They have two children, Emma and Henrik.