Focus on what counts

Michael A. Sabatini, CPA

Managing Partner, Long Island Office

msabatini@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Minor Concentrations in Economics and Speech, Magna Cum Laude, St. John’s University

Master of Business Administration in Accounting, St. John’s University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

“The key to success in this profession is to establish the trust of your client. With all of my clients, I strive to be not only their CPA assisting them with regulatory and compliance matters, but to be their trusted business advisor as well.”

Michael Sabatini is the managing partner of the Long Island office. Mike has approximately 20 years of public accounting experience performing and managing audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He has primarily served middle-market companies in a wide variety of industries with a particular focus in manufacturing and distribution, shipping and logistics, aerospace and defense, government contracting, food and beverage, and printing and publishing.

Experience

Throughout his career, Mike has served companies with a variety of ownership structures including both larger and smaller publicly held companies, middle market privately held business, private family-owned businesses, and private equity-backed companies and he understands the unique accounting, auditing, and business aspects associated with each structure. He has extensive experience with acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising activities, debt, and other restructuring activities, as well as other complex financial reporting issues.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman in 2015, Mike spent 17 years at a global accounting firm, the last seven of which were as a partner in both its New York City and Melville, Long Island offices. In addition to serving both public and private clients as the lead audit partner, Mike spent two years as the co-audit practice leader and two years as the lead professional standards partner for the New York offices.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Minor Concentrations in Economics and Speech, Magna Cum Laude, St. John’s University

Master of Business Administration in Accounting, St. John’s University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Honors & Awards

Mike was named among “Long Island’s 40 Rising Stars under 40” by Long Island Business News         

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

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

Executive Advisory Board of the Department of Accounting and Taxation at St. John’s University

Member, Financial Executive International (FEI) Long Island Chapter

Community Involvement

Mike and his wife are actively involved with their church, participating in various charitable endeavors.

Outside The Office

Mike lives on Long Island with his wife Kim and his two children, Christian and Alexis. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending his weekends watching his children play travel soccer. Mike and his family enjoy vacationing each year at Disney World.

“The key to success in this profession is to establish the trust of your client. With all of my clients, I strive to be not only their CPA assisting them with regulatory and compliance matters, but to be their trusted business advisor as well.”