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Get to Know Your ABC Ambassadors: A.J. Licht
Associated Builders & Contractors’ Ambassadors act as the goodwill, public relations arm of ABC by reaching out to existing members to encourage participation at ABC events, support the organization by educating businesses on member benefits, give feedback to staff on the needs of members and assist at various events. We appreciate our ambassadors and the company’s they work for!
A.J. Licht, a manager in the Management Advisory Services Group at Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants, leads Yeo & Yeo’s statewide Construction Services Group. He oversees all firm-wide construction engagements and manages the training and development of all CPAs at Yeo & Yeo who serve the construction industry. A.J.’s areas of expertise include business consulting for management, financial reporting and tax issues with a strong emphasis in the construction sector. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Saginaw Valley State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Raised in Pigeon, A.J. lives in Freeland with his wife, Angela. They are expecting their first child in June! A.J. has a passion for being active in his community and within the construction industry. In addition to being the chair of the ABC Ambassador Group, he serves as treasurer of the Saginaw Township Business Association, and is a member of the Saginaw
HBA, and the Construction Industry CPAs and Consultants Association. In his free time he enjoys hunting, golfing and the great outdoors.
A.J. has over eight years’ experience working with construction clients, including reviewed financial statements, assisting with bonding and financing requirements and special construction taxation laws. He is dedicated to helping the industry take advantage of the huge opportunities with the new tax law such as proper tax accounting method selection to defer
taxes, minimizing taxes by maximizing the new flow-through deduction, accelerated depreciation, tax planning opportunities, and many others. In addition to standard accounting, A.J. and his team provides construction-specific consulting projects, including implementation of new revenue recognition standards, WIP analysis, and business valuations.
What do you enjoy most about serving as an ambassador? “I enjoy being an ABC Ambassador because it offers me a unique opportunity to get to know the many dedicated ABC members and learn their stories. ABC is a great organization, and it is evident by its loyal members. Every year at the Founder’s dinner it is amazing to hear the milestone memberships and the memories from years ago; it is inspiring to see the accomplishments and progress that have been made as a result having a united front.”