About Us

Balancing complexity and clarity

Our Vision

What We Strive to Accomplish

To cultivate a culture where our professionals are leading a balanced life so that we can improve every one of our clients’ businesses and lives through our tax and consulting services.

Why Work With Us?

At Balans Consulting, we value each and every client we have the opportunity of working with and our clients recognize the value we provide. When you choose to work with us for all of your tax, accounting, and business consulting needs, you can be rest assured that we’re 100% committed to going beyond expectations. We do this by working closely with you to determine your needs and initiate a customized plan that aligns with your goals.

Ultimately, we want to be the ones you know you can turn to and help alleviate all of the stress involved with managing your tax and accounting needs. With our team of trusted professionals dedicated to your ongoing success, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and leave all of those worries to us. We’ll handle our area of expertise so you can focus on what matters to you most. 

What We Can Do for You

Taxes

Business Office

Planning

Family Office

Accounting

Bookkeeping

Advising

Business Consulting

Bethanie Pollock – About Me

For the majority of my adult years I have sought the perfect “balance” in life. Whether it was actively participating in the early growth of flexible work arrangements during my tenure in the Big 4, participating in all facets of my children’s lives, or eventually creating the concept behind Balans Consulting – striking the right balance amongst my personal pillars of faith, family, friends, health, and career, has always been a priority. I have an innate drive to succeed at everything I do (with the exception of housekeeping and laundry), and am always up for a good challenge. But over the years, I have found that true satisfaction does not come from simply checking tasks off the list, but rather by making a difference in someone’s life. This difference can come by way of tax planning counsel, mentoring students, or by simply spending real time with family and friends.

I spent much of my childhood in competitive gymnastics. That experience instilled valuable lessons in discipline and work ethic, and eventually led me to Northern Illinois on an athletic scholarship. An injury brought me back home to Michigan State University where I obtained my undergraduate degree in Finance. After a short stint in banking, I decided to further my education in law school (I am not averse to a good argument if I feel strongly about something). I earned my Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton, and it was there that I realized my passion for taxes – not paying them but analyzing them. Admittedly, this warped fascination with the Internal Revenue Code is not shared by many people! It seems I have always had the ability to see through the chaos and understand the logic behind the rules and how to best apply them to any given situation.

My husband and I married shortly after law school and at that time I focused primarily on my career. It was not until after my three wonderful boys were born that I began to better appreciate the value of overall life balance. I simply didn’t want to miss a minute of anything, but quickly learned that wasn’t possible. Obtaining better balance has allowed me to enjoy all aspects of life – and frankly it has made me better at all of them. The concept behind Balans Consulting was predicated on my desire to combine my work ethic and expertise in taxes with my commitment to my core values. The firm was co-founded on this premise with a great partner who shares these same values. I believe that applying my gifts in a way that helps others, either clients through personalized tax counsel or employees through providing a nurturing and balanced work environment, will not only create a legacy for our firm, but will hopefully help others strike the right “balance” in their lives.

“ Integrity, Professionalism, Expertise”. All words that Bethanie Pollock has brought to the work she has done for us. We’ve been nothing but pleased with her approach, her knowledge, her work and the way she has served us.”

J.C. Stehlik
Managing Partner, LV2 Equity Partners, LLC

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