Thomas J. Rice, CPA

Tom graduated from Central Michigan University in December of 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Accounting.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Michigan Association of CPAs.  Tom joined Fairchild, Lebel & Rice, PC back in 1991 and became a Partner in 1999.

Tom is a proactive CPA specializing in tax planning, forecasting, and management consulting. He typically works with individuals and small to mid-size businesses. Tom assists his business clients with the analysis of their financial statements and the resulting income tax consequences. Together they use this information to review the company’s financial situation, create goals, and develop a year-end tax plan. This plan is coordinated with the owners’ personal income tax situation to achieve the best result. In Tom’s opinion, tax returns should be anti-climactic – you should already know what they are going to say. Completing the tax return is merely a formality. The real service he offers is the planning prior to tax return preparation.

Tom has also helped his clients with accounting software setups, budgeting, forecasting, retirement planning, college planning, estate planning and several related areas.

Tom is married to Laura and together they have two sons, Matthew & Nicholas.  Matt is currently attending Michigan State University pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering and playing for the lacrosse Team.  Nic is a senior at Holt High School where he plays hockey and lacrosse.  Nic plans on attending Ferris State University and majoring in Architecture.  Tom and Laura are very active with the booster groups for Matt & Nic’s sport teams.  Tom also serves on the Red Wings Season Ticket Holder Advisory Board and the entire family loves going to see the Wings!