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Laura Hayward, CPA
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Laura Hayward, CPA

Laura has been with DeBoer, Baumann & Company since 2005, though she has 30 years of experience as a CPA. She provides tax services for family-owned businesses in the South Haven area, especially those in manufacturing and agricultural industries.

Laura is described by her colleagues as honest and dedicated. She believes that caring about people and helping them whenever possible is what has made her successful in life. She was inspired to pursue the accounting profession by the detail and complexity of the work, which she has always enjoyed.

A native of South Haven, Laura moved away for 20 years, but then returned to be closer to family. Her favorite things about living in South Haven are the beach and the great people in the community. She has two daughters and a son-in-law whom she is very close with.


Designations:
  • Certified Public Accountant

Memberships:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • Hope Parent Resource Center
    • Board of Directors
  • Kiwanis Club of South Haven
    • Chapter President
  • South Haven Community Foundation
    • Board of Directors
    • Member of Grant Committee
  • Women Who Care
    • Founding Member of South Haven Chapter

Education:
  • Central Michigan University
    • Master of Science in Accounting (1986)
  • Michigan Technological University
    • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering (1982)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Individual and Corporate Taxes
  • Family-Owned and Closely Held Businesses

Industry Specialties:
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture