Focus on what counts

Michael Stephens, CPA

Partner

mstephens@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Loyola College 

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland 

Services

I work closely with my clients to provide a practical, understandable approach to the audit process to ensure that we not only provide them with audited financial statements, but that they learn something from the engagement that can help them in the operation of their organization.

Michael Stephens, a partner in the firm's Bethesda office, has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, with a focus on governmental, quasi-government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Experience

Michael is knowledgeable in audits in accordance with the Uniform Guidance, and has managed, planned, and performed compliance audits for a variety of public sector organizations, for both for-profit and public sector accounting, reporting, and operational issues. He also has experience advising clients in an outsourced CFO capacity and providing consulting services within his specialized industries.  

Michael has assisted governmental clients in obtaining and retaining the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award and was previously a GFOA reviewer for their certificate program.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Michael was a shareholder at a Washington D.C based accounting firm.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Loyola College 

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland 

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)

Member, National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)

Member, Financial Coaching for Low-Income Individuals

Community Involvement

Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore 

I work closely with my clients to provide a practical, understandable approach to the audit process to ensure that we not only provide them with audited financial statements, but that they learn something from the engagement that can help them in the operation of their organization.