It’s March — which means we are smack in the middle of “busy season.” That crazy time of year when we “live” at the office. For our staff, busy season means some personal sacrifices with less time at home. But, we always stress (no pun) how important it is to make sure your family stays your number one priority, no matter the time of year.

For CPAs, busy season is also that amazing time when we get to see so many friends/clients. The office is buzzing and the conference rooms stay full. It is the time of year that makes us remember why we chose this profession. And the truth is, yes, we love busy season. For me, it is sort of like a football game where every play is 4th and goal.

At DMJ, we also feel it’s more important than ever to make time for some fun. Last month, a full DMJ contingent took a Polar Plunge into a 28-degree pool to raise money for Special Olympics – a 20-year tradition for our firm. There will be plenty of March Madness chatter and even the TV screen in the lobby will switch from financial news to basketball.

Above all, we realize that our busy season is also the time of year when taxes and finances are on our minds the most. While we may be busy, we are never too busy to want to hear from you, talk about your finances or concerns, or receive a referral for a client who may need our guidance. For me, being a CPA is what I am — not just what I do. Thank you for the trust you have placed in DMJ.

Michael Gillis, CPA, PFS, CGMA
Michael Gillis, CPA, PFS, CGMA

Mike Gillis, CPA, PFS, CGMA is the managing partner of DMJ & Co., PLLC. Mike has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and was named managing partner in 1997. He is a frequent presenter on tax matters, advises privately-held businesses and their owners, and works extensively in the area of succession and exit planning strategies for businesses.

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