ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Kruggel Lawton CPAs is pleased to announce that Alex Schaeffer, CPA, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s audit and assurance services practice effective January 1, 2019. This appointment brings the total number of partners at Kruggel Lawton to 13.
“Alex has proven himself to be a reliable and valuable member of our team,” said Managing Partner Barry Hall, CPA. "Clients consistently speak of his outstanding service and he is recognized by his colleagues and industry peers for his high level of professionalism and extensive technical expertise. We are very excited to see Alex in this new role.”
Schaeffer has more than 17 years of experience, with a specialized focus on clients in the education and government sectors, having executed audits for school districts across the state of Michigan. He has extensive experience with audits conducted in accordance with the Uniform Guidance, as well as strategic planning, financial management, and governmental regulations compliance.
Professionally, Schaeffer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of CPAs. Additionally, he is a member of the Michigan Department of Education’s Single Audit Referent Group and 1022 Committee. He is also actively involved in the Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO). In 2016 Schaeffer was named Young Business Leader of the Year by the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce.
Schaeffer is steadfastly committed to Michigan’s Great Southwest, having grown up locally and graduated from Lakeshore High School in Stevensville. After receiving bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich., he returned home to build his career. Schaeffer now lives in St. Joseph and has an extensive network of family, friends, clients and professional associates throughout the area. His community involvement includes serving as board treasurer for the Southwestern Michigan Humane Society and Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen, board member for the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, and a member of Saint Joseph Lions Club.