Mike is an audit partner in the Tampa office with a focus in the firm’s national Financial Institution industry group. He has over 30 years of experience with both public and privately held companies, private equity funds and not-for-profit organizations.
Mike started his accounting career with Price Waterhouse in St. Louis, Missouri where he served as senior audit manager in charge of the firm’s Tampa Bay area financial services practice. In this role, he managed audit engagements for the firm’s larger publicly traded corporate clients. He joined Tampa-based CPA firm Dowell & Perez in 1992 where he was an audit partner for almost 20 years and worked in that capacity up to the time of the firm’s merger with Skoda Minotti in 2013. Mike is committed to client service and his charge is ensuring that services provided by the firm meet and exceed client expectations.
He is actively involved in all aspects of his engagements including planning and risk assessment, coordination of fieldwork, resolution of accounting matters, recommendations to improve accounting controls and communications with senior management and committees of the board of directors. He has extensive experience in banking, manufacturing, health care, real estate and not-for-profits. He has worked on numerous buy and sell-side transactions and has assisted his clients and private equity funds in performing due diligence reviews of prospective target companies, including preparation of quality of earnings reports.