About Us


We've grown our business by helping our clients grow theirs. We recognize that each client has unique goals and questions so we structure our services to meet those specific needs and provide good value and the right advice to our clients. We offer a full range of general CPA services to businesses throughout Mid-Michigan. We strive to help them keep their financial houses in order, save money, avoid mistakes, and free up more time to focus on managing their businesses, while spending less time on their books.

Meet our dedicated team, committed to your future goals.

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Joseph M. Boswell

CPA – Managing Partner


Joe is a 1994 graduate of Western Michigan University.  He took over as managing partner of the Firm in 2011 when the original founding member, George Dove, retired.  He is a versatile professional who utilizes the latest technology to provide high-quality tax, accounting and consulting services to high-net-worth owners and their businesses.  Joe and his wife of 25 years are the proud parents of two sons and two daughters and have called Jackson, Michigan their home since 1999.  He enjoys mountain biking, playing tennis and working on his 175-year-old historic farm house and hobby farm. Joe is excited to be involved in helping grow the Jackson community.


John A. Schultz

CPA – Retired Partner


John graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in accounting in 1976.  His career in public accounting spans 40+ years.  John served small and mid-sized business clients with accounting and tax services and had a large clientele of individuals.  John retired in the fall of 2020 and is now enjoying time with family, golf and gardening with his wife Mary Jo.

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Todd R. Sonnenberg

CPA – Partner


Todd has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, and holds a master’s degree in taxation from Walsh College.  Not only does he have expertise in the areas of personal and business taxation, but he also has extensive knowledge of payroll taxes and payroll compliance.  Todd’s personality includes a clever sense of humor that is always welcome, especially at tax-time!  When not in the office, Todd enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on his kids at soccer.


Allison I. Arnett

CPA, CGMA – Partner


Allison is a 2001 graduate of Spring Arbor University and has been a dedicated associate with the firm for over 15 years.  She is an experienced partner with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting and auditing industries.  At home, Allison is a devoted wife and mother with an enthusiasm for classic rock and classic cars!  Allison and her family have been a licensed foster care family and feel blessed to have expanded their family in such a meaningful way.


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Nannette M. Sponsler

CPA – Senior Manager


Nannette is a 1985 graduate of Central Michigan University. Originally from Jackson, she started her career in Dearborn, but returned to Jackson and has been auditing various non-profits and local governments in the area for over 30 years.  Nannette enjoys traveling and spending time with her extended family.


Debra Tom

Office Manager


Debra is the office manager that gracefully handles a multitude of tasks.  She is the friendly face that greets you when you visit our office.  Debra keeps things running smoothly and her experience allows her to tailor her skills to meet the needs of clients and associates alike.  While not in the office, Debra enjoys being out in the sunshine and spending time with her family.    


Dawn Race

Staff Accountant and QuickBooks Specialist


Dawn juggles many tasks at BSSA, and has a personality that makes it look easy!  Not only does she help clients with bookkeeping, payroll, and accounting needs, she also handles our billing and keeps things on track.  Dawn loves to be outdoors and if she’s not at the office she’s with her family and her 3 dogs – Zeus, Apollo, and Thunder.  Or, you might catch her around town in her 1969 Mach 1!


Joyice French

Staff Accountant and Quickbooks Pro Advisor


Joyice is a 1992 graduate of Adrian college and has been in the accounting profession for over thirty years. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, she is the one to ask if you've got a QuickBooks question! When not at work, Joyice enjoys working on the family farm and reading.


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Paula Rose

Tax Preparer and Staff Accountant

Paula has over 30 years of experience working with individuals and small businesses in the areas of tax and accounting.  She is a graduate of Northern Michigan University.  Paula has a passion for helping people and businesses navigate and manage their financial well-being.  Paula is an avid gardener in her spare time and loves to go fishing whenever she can!


Sarah Goodwin

Tax Manager


Sarah fearlessly manages the multitude of tax returns as they make their way through the preparation process.  Whether it's preparing a return or tracking its status in the office, she makes sure nothing slips through the cracks!  Sarah has a big heart, quick wit and is always keeping us smiling.  She is working on her master's degree in taxation from Walsh College and plans on getting her CPA certification.  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys racing horses with her family. 



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Kaylee Arnett

Administrative Support Staff


Kaylee joined the BSSA team in the summer of 2019 and has been helping to keep the office organized!  She is an accounting student at Davenport University and participated in the Early College Program in order to earn college credits by the time of her graduation from Eaton Rapids High School in May 2019.  When not at work or school, Kaylee can be found at home by the pool with her family, friends, and dog, Chloe.


Jim Sobocinski

Tax Preparer


Jim “Sobo” Sobocinski is of utmost help to us during tax-time, and can really crank out the tax returns!  He graduated from Eastern Michigan University, and was awarded the CMA certification in 2000.  Before joining our team, Jim worked for over thirty years in cost accounting for the automotive and aerospace industries.  He enjoys bicycling the Michigan trails, and visiting the shores of Lake Michigan whenever he can.