Top 20 SE Michigan Accounting Firm Announces Advanced Technology Alliance

Mary Tischler, Marketing Department
Godfrey Hammel, Danneels and Company, P.C.
21420 Greater Mack Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080


Top 20 SE Michigan Accounting Firm Announces Advanced Technology Alliance:

Godfrey Hammel, Danneels and Company, P.C. connects with Centaris.

St. Clair Shores, MI – (June 23, 2011) Godfrey Hammel, Danneels and Company, P.C. (GHD) today announced a new and exclusive strategic relationship with Centaris of Troy, Michigan. This strategic alliance allows GHD to provide clients an integrated IT infrastructure that supports secure financial data and reporting through technology platforms and software applications tailored to each client. “Because we are trusted advisors to our clients, we are routinely responsible for the security of highly-sensitive client data and personal information,” said Steve Guarini, GHD partner and chair of its Accounting and Auditing Department. “This alliance expands our ability to serve our clients and provides them with enhanced IT security for internal controls over financial reporting.”

Enhanced security measures, designed for protection from fraud and theft of sensitive data or any other unauthorized access, include managed networks, network hosting, network monitoring, emergency response and disaster recovery and secure back up.“We’re just as concerned that our clients have the best technology and security for their financial and proprietary information as we do,” said Mike Lorenz, GHD partner.

Centaris will also undergo a rigorous examination conducted by GHD to insure that its Service Organization Controls impacting financial reporting of its user entities are properly designed, implemented and functioning. This "SOC Type 2" / “SAS 70” report will provide assurance to Centaris users that its controls are in place and operating effectively.

“Creating a technology plan to minimize disruptions and increase staff efficiency is what we do best for our clients,” said Curtis Hicks, President and CEO of Centaris. “Our exclusive relationship with GHD allows both our firms to leverage our capacities and become a highly-valued resource to our clients. Our unique cross-industry philosophy has resulted in a diverse range of customers in fields such as medicine, wholesale, government, manufacturing, legal and professional services.”

To compliment their technical services, the GHD/Centaris relationship includes affiliations with a number of mission critical software developers and original equipment manufacturers such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, VMware and many more.

Godfrey Hammel, Danneels & Company, P.C. (GHD) has been providing Southeast Michigan with professional accounting services for over 90 years. Located in St. Clair Shores, GHD’s full line of financial services has grown to include litigation support, forensics accounting, and management advisory services, as well as wealth management through GHD Wealth Management, LLC. Though listed as one of the largest firms in Southeast Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business, GHD is committed to maintaining the family atmosphere of a small firm. GHD is an independent member of BKR International. For more information, visit

Centaris specializes in working with the owners and managers of
small and medium-sized companies to install and maintain their technology platforms and
software applications. Founded in 1981, it has extensive experience in transitioning clients from legacy or outdated systems to current technology, as well as supporting and maintaining technology investments through an unusually high standard of service. For more information, visit

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