Principal Bios

Our People

Pic-DAbrahamDale Abraham, CPA
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Dale started out in public accounting in 1972 working for a firm in the Upper Peninsula.  He moved to  Saranac, MI in 1975 then to St. Johns in 1982.  In 1988, Dale decided to venture out on his own and on July 1, 1991, partnered with Mike Gaffney forming Abraham & Gaffney, P.C.  Together they started the firm with 5 employees in St. Johns.  Today the firm has 2 locations in St. Johns and East Lansing with approximately 20 employees. 

Dale works exclusively with businesses and individuals offering a full spectrum of services including tax preparation and planning, as well as business consulting which includes advising on buying and selling business’s, recruiting key employees, establishing retirement plans, setting up accounting systems using QuickBooks and many things in between. 
“Every day I wake up wondering who I can help today.” – Dale Abraham   

 

Firm Responsibilities

  • Business tax returns and planning
  • Personal income tax returns and tax planning

Education

  • Ferris State University -  B.S. in Accounting

Memberships and Community

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Briggs Public Library Foundation - Treasurer
  • St Johns Mint Festival – founding committee
  • St Johns Rotary
  • St. Johns Chamber of Commerce  
  • St. Johns Congregational Christian Church – Treasurer
  • Numerous St. Johns Public School and City committees

 

 

 

Pic-EGlashouwerEric Glashouwer, CPA
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Eric joined Abraham & Gaffney, PC in 1995.  In 2003, he was promoted to principal in the business and tax services department in St. Johns.  Eric specializes in working with small closely held businesses.  He helps them with Financial Statements, tax returns and business strategy.  Eric also serves on the firm’s Marketing Committee. Eric was raised in Grand Rapids and now resides in Dewitt. 

 

Firm Responsibilities

  • Business tax returns and planning
  • Personal income tax returns and tax planning
  • Marketing Committee 

Track Record

  • Has facilitated strategy related board meetings and corporate retreats for various small businesses
  • Has successfully negotiated offers-in-compromise with the Internal Revenue Service 

Education

  • Grand Valley State University – B.B.A. in Accounting

Memberships and Community

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • AYSO Treasurer
  • Coach AYSO and USSF soccer
  • Usher at River Terrace Church, East Lansing

 

 
 

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