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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Curtis, Bailey, Exelby & Sposito, P.C. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Curtis, Bailey, Exelby & Sposito, P.C.'s expertise ranges from basic tax preparation and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Curtis, Bailey, Exelby & Sposito, P.C. is one of the leading firms in and throughout Ann Arbor. By combining our expertise, experience and the team culture of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Curtis, Bailey, Exelby & Sposito, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community. We believe this to be a direct result of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Curtis, Bailey, Exelby & Sposito, P.C. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Professional Staff

Henry E. Alvarez, CPA, Managing Principal

Henry has over 25 years of experience in public accounting serving a wide range of clients including steel processing and manufacturing businesses, construction contractors, tool and die shops, retailers, restaurants, not-for-profit organizations, school districts, personal service companies (legal, medical, engineering, architectural), real estate and agribusiness. He has expertise in auditing, accounting, taxation, business consulting and valuation, estate, retirement and financial planning. Henry is a graduate of Wayne State University and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Michigan Association of CPAs and the Washtenaw County Estate Planning Council. He joined CBES in 1985 and was elected managing principal in 1999. Henry serves his community as a board member of Ann Arbor Commerce Bank, committee member of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, director/officer of several private entities and has been a patient sponsor for the Healing the Children, University of Michigan.

Steven M. Sulfaro, CPA

Steven became a CPA in 2011 and has three years of experience in private industry accounting. He joined CBES in 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Toledo in 2005 and a Master of Science in Accounting in 2006. His experience includes a variety of accounting and tax services from compilations, reviews and audits to individual and business tax preparation. Steven is a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

John G. Sposito, CPA

John graduated from the University of Michigan in 1952, served in the U.S. Army and also worked for a large public accounting firm. He joined Curtis and Bailey, Certified Public Accountants in 1955 and received his CPA license in 1958. Curtis and Bailey became Curtis, Bailey, Exelby & Sposito, P.C. in 1960 and John assumed the role of partner in charge of the Ann Arbor office until 1974 when he was named managing partner of the growing firm. John served as director of several corporations and non-profit organizations over the years including Comerica Bank and Milliman Newspaper Group. John has extensive experience in the real estate industry and is also a certified third party administrator for union benefit funds. John served his community as board member of the City of Ann Arbor Pension Retirement Board, Treasurer of Construction Innovation Forum and director of the Student Building Program. He is also active in the University of Michigan Club of Ann Arbor, U of M Alumni Association, U of M President's Club, U of M Victors Club, Ann Arbor Lions Club and the International Foundation of Benefits Funds. John is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Michigan Association of CPAs, the Michigan Association of Professions and the Washtenaw County Estate Planning Council.

Accounting Staff

Tina Onago

Support and Administrative Staff

Bonnie Padley

Sue Guenther

Lois Baldus

Brenda Finkbeiner