Bryan  Bays

Bryan Bays, CPA, MST Senior Manager, Tax

Bryan is the type of person who applies a personal touch to relationships, preferring to meet in person over a meal or drinks, or chat over the phone with clients and other members of the service team to discuss issues and ideas. Always aspiring to minimize taxes for clients, Bryan is honest and straightforward regardless of the situation.

Location: St. Clair Shores Email: bbays@cohencpa.com Phone: 586.541.7720

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Michigan)
  • Master of Science in Taxation, Grand Valley State University
  • B.B.A. in accounting, Grand Valley State University

Since beginning his career in public accounting in 2001, Bryan has been exposed to all aspects of state and local taxation, including income/franchise, sales and use, gross receipts, property taxes and unclaimed property. He also has experience with Canadian GST/HST. Bryan has worked on a range of projects throughout his career, including compliance, audit support and defense, and a variety of consulting services, such as refund reviews, restructuring, nexus and taxability studies, and voluntary disclosure applications. While most of Bryan’s career has been in the public accounting arena, he has also spent time working in industry and government. He has served clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, media and entertainment, retail, transportation, facilities management/food service and utilities.
 

  • Guest speaker at MICPA conferences presenting on the topics of ethics and state and local tax
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Michigan Association of CPAs (Past Chair, Ethics Committee and Member, State and Local Task Force)
  • Volunteer with several local organizations

Bryan lives in Royal Oak, Michigan, with his wife and their three dogs. He loves spending time outside boating, barbecuing, and trap and skeet/target shooting. Bryan is a history buff, but would rather sit down and talk with someone who actually experienced history versus reading about it in a book. He also enjoys traveling and exploring each city’s local culture, history and favorite food spots. Bryan’s travels have taken him to nearly 30 states so far!