Focus on what counts

Michael Iannuzzi, CPA, CFE

Partner

miannuzzi@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing, Magna Cum Laude, Adelphi University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Certified Franchise Executive

Industries

“I strive to get to know the innermost workings of my clients’ businesses, as that allows me to be a resource while effectively helping them achieve their desired income level, greater quality of life, and financial stability.”

Michael Iannuzzi is a partner and co-leader of the firms franchise practice providing audit and accounting, business consulting and advisory, and tax planning services to a wide spectrum of clients within the franchise community. He works with franchisors and multi-unit franchisees in a variety of industries, including, but not limited to, fitness and athletic centers, children entertainment services such as recreational youth programs and party providers, junk removal companies, mobile concepts, pet hotels, Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs), and grocery stores.

Experience

As Co-leader of the firm’s Franchising Practice, he has had the opportunity to work with and advise various franchisors and multi-unit franchisees of different sizes and industries on a number of diverse matters such as franchise performance representations, franchisee unit matrix, Franchise Disclosure Document financial and narrative presentation, advertising fund structure, corporate restructuring, and asset protection. One of Michael's primary responsibilities is managing the domestic audit of one of the largest QSR franchisors in the world.

Michael is also part of the firm’s Corporate Governance Division, where he advises clients on Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance initiatives in a variety of industries such as business development companies, medical device, research, and multi-media companies. During this process, he assists various clients with the design and implementation of controls, ensuring that there are strong internal control systems in place.

Michael uses his experience to guide his clients in thinking about the future, with the belief that what may be right today may not be right tomorrow. His consulting and advisory services focus on various areas such as corporate structure and formation, domestic and international strategic planning, tax strategies, cash flow/budgeting, and long-term profitability analysis.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing, Magna Cum Laude, Adelphi University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Certified Franchise Executive

Presentations & Publications

Michael has been a panel speaker for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on franchise-related topics. He is also a yearly roundtable facilitator at the International Franchise Association annual convention and a yearly guest panelist for the Philadelphia Franchise Association. Additionally, Michael co-authored an article entitled, “Royalty Audits: Dirty Word or Holy Grail of Increased Profitability,” published in Franchising World magazine. He has also written alerts on the topics of franchising and auditing. He was a guest speaker on AM970 The Answer's Small Business and Franchise Show.

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, International Franchise Association (IFA)

  • Member of the Membership Committee

Member, Philadelphia Franchise Association

Member, International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG)

Outside The Office

Michael enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and playing sports. 

“I strive to get to know the innermost workings of my clients’ businesses, as that allows me to be a resource while effectively helping them achieve their desired income level, greater quality of life, and financial stability.”