Michelle is a Managing Director in the Accounting and Auditing* Group at CBIZ & MHM New England (formerly CBIZ Tofias). She is a member of the Not-For-Profit & Education Practice. Prior to joining CBIZ & MHM in 2005 she was a Senior Manager in the Boston office of Grant Thornton LLP where she acted as the co-leader for the Boston higher education and not-for-profit practice.
Michelle has more than 25 years of audit experience and specializes in serving not-for-profit and higher education organizations, including managing financial statement and Federal Uniform Guidance audits; assisting in bond offerings; providing recommendations on internal controls, operations and accounting issues; assisting in board support and development; and training other accounting and auditing professionals to provide support to not-for-profit clients. Michelle leads our local Single Audit and Student Financial Aid Audit Practice and is the not-for-profit subject matter expert in our National Professional Standards Group. She has worked with numerous not-for-profit and higher education organizations in the New England area.
Michelle was recognized by the New England Business Bulletin as one of the 40 of the best and brightest professionals in Southeastern MA and RI under the age of 40 and received the Top Young Professionals Under 40 Award. Most recently, she received the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) Women to Watch Experienced Leaders Award and was named a 2015 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals for Rhode Island by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP).
*Audit and other attest services provided by MHM, an independent CPA firm.