Careers at Baker Holtz

Baker Holtz Mission Statement

At Baker Holtz, we believe excellent client care comes when we perfectly balance our expertise and your unique needs.


Our clients come from various industries and have diverse business goals. They require highly specialized services, and we don’t mind, because that’s just what makes us tick. Facing challenges, finding solutions. Our team works hard to provide a customized approach every time. Does this sound like a philosophy that resonates with you? Consider joining the Baker Holtz Team!

We are honored and proud to be named one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for the 11th consecutive year!

West michigan's best and brightest award

About Baker Holtz

No Hourly Billing
Baker Holtz is unique – we don’t track and bill the time spent serving our clients. Through constant communication with our clients, we work to discover their objectives and discuss the value of our services with them. This mindset allows our associates to eliminate the stress that comes with timesheets and focus instead on meeting the needs of our clients.

Continual Professional Development
Our Associate Development Program aligns your personal goals with the firm’s strategic plan. Associates at Baker Holtz have opportunities for Continuing Professional Education that allows our firm to stay on the leading edge of technical expertise.

Very Low Associate-To-Partner Ratio
Associates have daily contact with senior associates and partners. These relationships allow for continual mentoring and feedback as your skills and career develop.

Diverse Client Industries Offer Comprehensive Business Education
The diverse set of clients that Baker Holtz serves gives our associates a broad business operations overview. Our associates come to understand accounting issues across different industries – a perspective that allows our team to see the ingredients of business success firsthand.

Opportunities for Advancement
Baker Holtz was built on the growing skills of our staff, and we expect to continue that growth in the years ahead. As we introduce more talented accountants to the business, we in turn will introduce them to opportunities where they can develop their management, leadership and client service skills.

Great Benefits
Baker Holtz offers health, dental, vision, life and 401K benefits to their employees. We have a dress for your day policy as well as half days on Fridays during the summer.

Job Opportunities


Our team continues to grow! Progressive CPA firm in Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan seeking to add a self-motivated Bookkeeper with a minimum of five years’ experience to their team.  The right team-member will have a minimum Associate’s Degree in Accounting and prior experience in a public accounting firm, along with the following skills and experience:
• Experience with financial statement prep and analysis
• Experience in general ledger maintenance and journal entries, account reconciliation, and fixed asset maintenance
• Experience with basic tax concepts
• Experience with preparing payroll and all applicable tax returns 
• Proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products
• Ability to quickly learn other software applications
• Effective oral and written communication
You must also have the ability to work with privately held businesses on their bookkeeping needs, such as:
• Assist clients with monthly and quarterly bookkeeping
• Assist clients with QuickBooks set up
• Prepare bank reconciliations, account reconciliations, and journal entries
• Prepare payroll and payroll tax returns for a handful of clients
• Perform special financial projects and possible basic tax projects as directed by management
• Possible occasional travel to clients’ offices 
If you would enjoy a flexible schedule, and you have the skills and experience our team is looking for, please send your resume with cover letter to  


The right team-member will have 1-3 years’ experience in public accounting, along with the following skills and experience:

• CPA or actively pursuing completion of CPA licensing
• Preparation of financial statements with disclosures
• Preparation of individual and corporate tax returns
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills
• Ability to work independently, set clear goals and meet deadlines
• Motivated to establish strong relationships with existing and potential clients
• Involvement in networking and business development activities
• Have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a major in accounting and 150 credits

We value those individuals with excellent people skills, ties to West Michigan and a desire to serve clients. If this describes you, and you think you’d be a good fit for Baker Holtz, we’d like to hear from you.

Seasonal Tax Preparer

The Seasonal Tax Preparer will prepare individual tax returns, prepare real estate LLC and basic corporate returns, and perform basic tax research.  The right candidate will have the following skills and experience:
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral
• A demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize, and meet defined goals under tight deadlines
• Excellent analytical and organization skills
• A passion for providing outstanding client service
• Positive attitude along with a willingness to lean and improve workflow processes
• Ability to quickly learn tax software applications
Flexible schedule up to 40 hours per week beginning Jan 13 – April 15.

                                                  We value those individuals with excellent people skills, ties to West Michigan and a desire to serve clients.                                              If this describes you, and you think you’d be a good fit for Baker Holtz, we’d like to hear from you.

Please submit your cover letter and resume.

No phone calls, please.

Community Impact

  • Staff volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

Staff Testimonials

"The partners and managers at Baker Holtz are very approachable and easy to work with. One of the aspects that I appreciate most about working with the Baker Holtz partners and managers is their commitment to mentoring staff and helping them succeed."
Sara Knoper
Sara Knoper
Senior Tax Manager