Manager Spotlight: Get to Know Jordan Bohlinger

Manager Spotlight: Get to Know Jordan Bohlinger

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Jordan Bohlinger was recently promoted to manager. Let’s learn about Jordan and his perspective on his career, work/life balance, and what makes being an accountant fun.

What are your roles in the firm?

As a manager in the Assurance Service Line, I specialize in audits of school districts and nonprofits. I also assist with the preparation and review of 990 tax returns for the firm’s nonprofit clients, as well as financial statement preparation. In everything I do, I strive to give our clients confidence that their numbers are being reported accurately while also ensuring they are maintaining compliance and evaluating risks.

Tell us about your career path.

In 2017, I graduated from Northwood University and was looking to start my career. I was hired as an intern in Yeo & Yeo’s Flint office. Over the next six years, I learned a lot and discovered my passion for working with nonprofit and education clients. In 2021, I joined our Education Services Group and was given more opportunities to share my knowledge with clients and staff. It’s been very rewarding to see how I’ve grown in my career from intern to manager and how much I’ve learned along the way.

What do you enjoy most about your career?

I enjoy building relationships with people across the state. Working with the same clients every year allows me to get to know my clients well, and I value the relationships I have made. I also enjoy being involved in the community. Through various Yeo & Yeo events, I’ve volunteered and supported the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and our local Humane Society. It is important to give back, and I’m grateful I have the opportunity to do so through Yeo & Yeo.

How do you balance your career, personal life, and passions?

Having a career in public accounting can result in long days and busy times of the year, which means finding a good work/life balance is extremely important. Planning my time well and setting daily and weekly goals for myself keeps me on target to finish my work efficiently. This also means incorporating family time and events into my schedule and sticking to it. I put just as much effort into my family as I do my career to ensure both aspects of my life are successful and fulfilled.

What advice do you have for those considering a career in public accounting?

I would encourage anyone interested in accounting to become a part of any club, group, or committee that will allow them to get to know other people in the profession. Surrounding yourself with like-minded professionals is essential to success. In addition, I would embrace any situation that would put you in a leadership role or would allow you to take on more responsibility. This includes taking professional development classes, volunteering, and attending networking events. Putting yourself out there as being willing to learn, grow, and develop new skills is crucial to advancing your career in this industry. Finally, if you can, find a mentor in the field whom you trust and can go to for advice. Having someone you can reach out to for questions, opinions, or moral support is priceless.

What makes being an accountant fun? 

I enjoy solving challenging problems for my clients. While auditing appears to be streamlined on the surface, each audit brings different challenges that I can help my clients overcome.

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

I enjoy golfing, collecting Pokémon cards, and cheering on the Lions and Red Wings. I also spend a lot of my time supporting my daughters in their extracurricular activities. With one of my daughters being involved in competitive gymnastics and dance, we get the opportunity to travel all over for competitions. We’re always on the go, and we all enjoy spending time together in warm and sunny places.

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