Brett S. Kidd, CPA
Brett is the president and owner of Norton Kidd Accounting & Consulting, P.C. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a major in accounting and a minor in economics. Brett focuses on assisting individuals and closely held business owners increase their net worth through tax and financial planning strategies.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Frankenmuth Bible Church.
Brett lives in the Frankenmuth community with his wife and three young children. He is a sports enthusiast and likes to spend time with his family at Higgins Lake.
Steve Kidd, CPA
Steve joined his son, Brett, at Norton + Kidd in 2016 following 30+ years (25 as a partner) at a large local firm in Genesee County. His work experience is primarily with closely held business owners, most of which are family owned. He provides comprehensive tax, accounting and consulting services to Professional Service firms (Dentists, Doctors and Veterinarians), manufacturers and wholesale organizations.
For his entrepreneurial clients, Steve is focused on facilitating their growth as they become more profitable business owners. He has helped many clients increase profitability by restructuring accounting systems, performing industry benchmarking and analyzing and developing key economic indicators. In other instances, Steve has been intricately involved in the negotiation of various company transitions of ownership. (Sales, Purchases and gifting to future generations.)
Steve’s personal philosophy is “you have to understand your clients business and personal needs, and how these things come together, in order to successfully impact their business.”
Steve grew up in Otisville, Michigan and currently resides with his wife in Frankenmuth, Michigan. His three adult sons, who are all CPA’s, are employed at various companies across Michigan. In his spare time Steve enjoys sports, outdoor recreational activities with family, and church activities.
Todd Hutchinson, Sr. Staff Accountant
Todd joined Norton Accounting & Consulting, P.C. in January, 1996. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a business degree, majoring in accounting. His background includes operational and entrepreneurial responsibility for family and personally owned business. [He knows what it is like to "be in the trenches".] Todd provides monthly accounting and tax services to a large number of business clients. He also provides extensive income tax return preparation services to individuals, partnerships, and corporations.
In December 2012, Todd successfully completed the certification process to become an Enrolled Agent (EA). The Internal Revenue Service awards this designation after passing rigorous testing in all areas of tax preparation. This designation permits Todd to represent clients in matters with the IRS.
Susan Wade, Staff Accountant
Susan started with the firm in October, 1993. She graduated from Northeastern School of Business and came to Norton Accounting with extensive experience from employment with two CPA firms. She provides a high level of attention to providing monthly accounting services to a broad cross section of clients.
For over 24 years, Susan has supported The Boy Scouts of America through personal involvement as den leader, trainer and program director for Cub Scouts Resident Camp. She still is currently active and serves on the council training team
Derek Pavlik, Staff Accountant; Software Support
Derek started with Norton Accounting & Consulting, P.C. in September, 1997. He graduated from Central Michigan University majoring in accounting with a minor in economics. After graduation from CMU, he worked as a Software Support Technician for a major accounting and tax preparation software company. While he provides monthly accounting and tax services to business clients, he also provides software and hardware support to both Norton Accounting and clients who need assistance with their computer applications. In his off-duty hours, he enjoys hockey, golf and playing/writing/recording music.
Anita Fick, Executive Assistant & Office Coordinator / Saginaw
Anita came to Norton Accounting & Consulting, P.C. in September, 2003. She has a background in a variety of client service positions, most recently with a major insurance agency office. Anita provides secretarial and receptionist support to the staff and assists Mr. Kidd with a variety of responsibilities.
When "tax season" arrives, Anita is also occupied with coordinating the tax return appointments for over 1,000 clients. She provides the copying, assembling and mailing for hundreds and hundreds of tax returns.