Focus on what counts
Education

Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University

Master of Science in Professional Accounting, University of Hartford

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

“You will never regret giving your best.”

Mike Rhodes is an audit and accounting partner and serves as the leader of the firm’s Technology Practice, Technology and Risk Advisory Consulting (TRAC) Practice, and Corporate Governance Practice.

Experience

Mike has 29 years of experience providing traditional accounting and tax services privately held companies in a broad range of industries. He is a leader in the firm’s Technology Practice, and in that capacity serves as a business advisor to emerging, entrepreneurial businesses, assisting them as they expand and mature. His clients look to him for his technical depth, realistic perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, and overall commitment.

Mike offers a unique value to his clients through a specialized skill set that has been honed through a blend of public accounting and operational experience, with direct, hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • CFO advisory services
  • Business expansion and investment
  • Mergers and acquisitions due diligence
  • Business process reengineering and internal controls
  • Technical expertise

As a leader of the firm’s newly formed Technology and Risk Advisory Consulting (TRAC) Practice, Mike has extensive experience working with clients on their Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance initiatives, and has successfully led numerous Sarbanes-Oxley projects for companies ranging in size up to $26 billion. He also works extensively with privately held companies to design effective internal control environments that will scale for anticipated future growth.  Mike’s TRAC work also includes Enterprise Risk Management initiatives for both publicly-traded and privately held businesses.  He has worked with many clients developing policies and documenting critical business processes necessary for effective corporate governance.

Mike began his career in the audit practice of one of the Big Six accounting firms, and has also worked outside of public accounting in roles as a chief financial officer and vice president of finance.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University

Master of Science in Professional Accounting, University of Hartford

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Affiliations

Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Outside The Office

Mike is a devoted father of two sons (ages 12 and 10) and, when not at work, enjoys serving as a “Number One Fan” at baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer games. He is also an avid tennis player and is obsessed with crossword puzzles.