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Michael Burns

Managing Director, CPA

Phone: 617-761-0584
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Overview

Mike is a Managing Director in the Accounting and Auditing* Group at CBIZ & MHM New England (formerly CBIZ Tofias). He is also the Leader of the Not-For-Profit & Education Practice. Prior to joining the company in 2004, Mike was a partner in the Boston office of Grant Thornton LLP where he acted as the Department Head and the Partner-In-Charge of not-for-profit client services.

Mike has more than 30 years of audit experience and exclusively serves not-for-profit organizations. He assists clients in the areas of financial statement audits, audits under Uniform Guidance (formerly OMB Circular A-133), UFR matters, financial aid audits, internal control reviews and debt offerings, accounting matters, and related business concerns. Mike has built a reputation for quality service in the not-for-profit community and has been the lead Director on more than 40 New England-based organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Aquarium, Archdiocese of Boston, and Tufts-New England Medical Center. He has also been the lead Director on over a dozen New England colleges, universities and secondary schools including Lesley University, Salve Regina University and Belmont Hill School.

*Audit and other attest services provided by MHM, an independent CPA firm.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Bentley University

Community Involvement

  • Mount Ida College, Chairperson of Board of Trustees

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, former Chairperson of Not-for-Profit Committee Civic Organizations

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent Presenter at the AICPA NFP Annual Conference 
  • Routinely presents webinars on not-for-profit topics

Associated Offices

Boston - CBIZ MHM, LLC - Boston 500 Boylston Street
4th Floor
BostonMA  02116
Providence - CBIZ MHM, LLC - Providence 56 Exchange Terrace
5th Floor
ProvidenceRI  02903
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