Dear Clients and Friends,
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the GJC Advisor. The George Johnson & Company team is squarely focused on providing sound financial guidance, value and knowledge to our clients and professional connections to help them grow their businesses. This newsletter is an extension of those goals. Each issue will offer insight on accounting topics that matter to you as well as other matters such as keeping your financial house in order and building profitability. We will also share stories about our dedication to the community and invite you to get inspired, find motivation and join us. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the GJC Advisor.
POST-ELECTIONS TAX UPDATES
Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States on November 8 is expected to bring changes to the tax laws for individuals and businesses. President-elect Trump had made tax reduction a centerpiece of his economic plans during his campaign, saying he would, among other things, propose lower and consolidated individual income tax rates, expand tax breaks for families, and repeal the Affordable Care Act. As the next few weeks and months unfold, taxpayers will learn more about Trump’s tax plans.
Get to know GJC Managing Partner,
Hometown: Oak Park, Michigan
How long have you been with GJC? I’ve been with the firm just over
eight months. I started with GJC April 2016.
What drew you to a career in the accounting field?
Entering college, I wasn’t sure of what career path I wanted to take. I started out in
Psychology, but quickly realized that I was on the wrong path. Shortly thereafter, a college teammate who was a Finance major, suggested I focused on a business major. After taking an accounting class and meeting Professor W. Howard Morris, who was an African American CPA, I was inspired to shift my focus and major to Accounting.
What do you find most rewarding about your work?
Being in the client service business is rewarding for me because I am able to help clients with their needs and help them solve problems. Each day looks different and comes with different demands and challenges. I’ve never gotten bored in public accounting.
What’s the best part of being a member of the GJC team?
For me, the Firm’s rich history of providing excellent services to our clients. I like to say we provide Big Four services, at reasonable and fair prices. Also, the Firm’s history includes that of the first African American CPA in the state of Michigan. To be a part of that rich history is an honor.
List your favorite place you have traveled:
Name one item on your “bucket list”:
Own a pet tiger
What is your favorite restaurant in Metro Detroit?
Beans and Cornbread!!
Favorite sports team:
What was your first car (make, model)?
What was the first concert you attended?
Boyz II Men in 1992
George Johnson established GJC 45 years ago in the City of Detroit. Since the firm’s inception, commitment to the community has been a central component of our mission. We consistently identify and fulfill avenues to help fellow Metro Detroiters. From our team volunteering in soup kitchens to celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as an opportunity to serve, we will continue to seek outlets to lend our collective time and talents to enhancing our community.
George Johnson sweeps up at Capuchin Soup Kitchen during our firm-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service
The GJC team stops for a photo while working at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.