Joel Mitchell, CPA, has joined the Grand Rapids office of Plante Moran.
Mitchell concentrates his practice on international tax, with an emphasis on global tax compliance, financial reporting, repatriation planning, and global structuring.
Mitchell brings 13 years of corporate and firm expertise to his new role, most recently serving as director of tax for X-Rite, Inc.
A native of Novi, Mich., Mitchell says it was his wife Melissa, a Grand Rapids native, that led him to move to the area, which he says has a noticeably different vibe from other cities where he has worked.
"West Michigan is a great place," Mitchell says. "People pull for the city and local community pretty strongly. I've worked in Detroit and Chicago and it's much different here."
Working at Plante Moran has been on Mitchell's radar since he was college. "Ironically, when I was in school, Plant Moran was one of my three finalists for work. So, it's been an indirect journey."
Mitchell, in addition to his BBA, has his Master's in Accounting, with distinction from the University of Michigan. Mitchell also holds a Master's of Science in Taxation from GVSU, where he has been an adjunct professor for both undergraduate and graduate classes.
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Source: Joel Mitchell, Plante Moran
Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs News Editor