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Michelle Sylvia Spriggs

Managing Director, CPA, MBA

Phone: 774-206-8336
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Overview

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.

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

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Stonehill College
  • Masters of Business Administration, Fitchburg State University

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Stonehill College, Adjunct Professor of Accounting
  • Bentley University, Adjunct Professor of Accounting
  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • American Lung Association, Audit Committee Member

Awards

  • Recipient of the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP)'s "Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals for Rhode Island" Award in 2015
  • Recipient of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)'s "Women to
    Watch - Experienced Leaders" Award in 2012
  • Recipient of the SouthCoast Business's "Top Young Professionals Under 40" Award in 2009

Associated Offices

Boston - CBIZ MHM, LLC - Boston 500 Boylston Street
4th Floor
BostonMA  02116
Providence - CBIZ MHM, LLC - Providence One Citizens Plaza
9th Floor
ProvidenceRI  02903
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