Vredeveld Haefner LLC
Accountants and Consultants

Team

Passion. Experience. Dedication.

History

Vredeveld Haefner LLC was founded in 2006 when a gap was noticed in the professional services market place...an entire public accounting firm that was dedicated to serving governmental and nonprofit entities.  Doug Vredeveld and Peter Haefner were eager to cultivate their own practice, one that would effectively intersect their expertise with their respective interests.  They believe that what creates success and makes a business thrive is the passion that drives it.  Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will protect it as if it were your own.  That is the energy that sets our firm apart.

 
 

Our Management Team

 
 

Partner

Doug Vredeveld, CPA, CGFM

With over 25 years of public accounting experience servicing the governmental and nonprofit community, Doug is also a Certified Government Financial Manager which demonstrates skills in areas such as accounting, auditing, budgeting, internal controls and financial reporting of governmental entities.  Prior to being a founding partner of Vredeveld Haefner LLC, Doug was a Principal at a large regional firm where he led the West Michigan governmental and nonprofit practice.

 

Education

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Governmental Accountants
  • Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals
 

 
 

Partner

Peter Haefner, CPA

With over 25 years of experience in the governmental industry, Peter has been conducting governmental and nonprofit audits for over 20 years.  Prior to being a founding partner of Vredeveld Haefner LLC, he was with a large regional firm where he managed governmental and nonprofit engagements.  Peter also has experience as the Accounting and Financial Reporting Manager for the State of Wyoming, Assistant Finance Director for the City of Muskegon and as a Program Associate for the Government Finance Officers Association's prestigious Certificate of Achievement program.  Peter is an adjunct instructor at Hope College and a frequent speaker on current topics for the MACPA, MMTA and various other regional organizations.

 

Education

SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Governmental Accountants
  • Kent County Treasurer's Association
 

 
 
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senior manager

Jason Mitchell, CPA

With over 19 years of experience in auditing and consulting, Jason has devoted his entire career to serving the governmental and nonprofit industry.  He spent the first 11 years of his public accounting career at a national firm working with local units of government and nonprofit organizations in addition to 4 years at a local firm where he was responsible for the firm's governmental audit services before joining Vredeveld Haefner LLC as a senior manager.  Jason is the former President of the Ferris State University Board of Directors.

 

Education

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science with a major in Accounting and a minor in Computer Information Systems

VISION INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Associate of Biblical Studies

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountant
  • GFOA Special Review Committee - Certificate of Excellence
  • Make-A-Wish Michigan
  • Street Light Ministries
  • The Edge