About Us

Comprehensive Accounting Services has been providing financial intelligence to Detroit area business for over 38 years. We provide a Profit and Loss statement each month. It includes an excellent analysis of your business to keep you informed.

We have a experienced and knowledgeable staff that is willing to help you every step of the way. Our tax department is staffed with enrolled agents to help you with your critical tax planning issues, tax preparation and if needed, to represent you before the IRS.

For further information on the Enrolled Agent designation please see “What is an Enrolled Agent”.

Bookkeeping

Marilyn Freeman

Marilyn Freeman

Marilyn Freeman oversees our bookkeeping department. An employee for over 30 years and the first employee of the company, Marilyn has countless hours of experience processing financial statements and handling payroll tax matters. She handles all new clients as their work is brought up to date and they become a regular monthly Comprehensive client.

At the point she feels the client is familiar with our system and we have prepared a monthly statement she will turn the account over to one of our experienced bookkeepers. At that time our client is notified of the new bookkeeper and the bookkeepers telephone extension. From that point on the same bookkeeper will be working on processing the monthly work every month.

Tax Department

Richard French, John French, Karen Cameron and Andy Baum make up our tax department. One of the most valuable duties they are involved in is reviewing our clients business and personal tax situations as the year progresses. Our goal is to make sure our clients have no surprises with their taxes at the end of the year.

We consult with our clients to inform them of tax savings option available or if they need to increase or decrease tax payments during the course of the year.  We feel that ongoing business and tax planning are among the most important benefits we provide to our clients.

Richard French

Richard French

Richard French founded the company in 1975.  He has worked closely with his business clients in all aspects of their accounting, taxes and finances ever since.His expertise in consulting with small and medium sized businesses can be a valuable key to your future business success.

John French

John French

John French earned his accounting degree from Eastern Michigan University and is also an Enrolled Agent. This certification allows him to practice before the IRS in all tax matters relating to our clients.John began working part-time in the family business in 1980 and full-time in 1989.  He oversees the tax department with a main focus on business and personal tax consultation, tax planning and personal tax preparation.

Karen Cameron

Karen Cameron

Karen Cameron has been working for Comprehensive since 1981 and in 2006 came back to work in our tax department on a full-time basis.Karen earned her accounting degree from Western Michigan University.   Her main focus is tax planning and consultation and the preparation of our client’s business tax returns.

Andy Baum

Andy Baum

Andy Baum earned his degree from Walsh College and is also an enrolled agent.  His focus is on personal tax planning and personal tax preparation.He began his tax career in 1993 and joined our office for the 2004 tax season

If our clients have a business or tax question we encourage them to review it with us at any time. We do not bill hourly, so our clients never have to feel a question is not worth asking. All the members of our tax department attend annual tax seminars and education programs to maintain their credentials and to keep up to date of the continually changing tax laws.