Focus on what counts

Mitzi S. Hollenbeck, CPA, CFE

Partner

mhollenbeck@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Master’s in Accounting, The University of Connecticut

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Certified Fraud Examiner

“My passion for my work stems from being able to make a difference for my clients. Any CPA can perform compliance work, but I enjoy really listening and responding to what my clients want, rather than just performing the services that they need.”

Mitzi Hollenbeck is a partner in the firm’s Braintree, Massachusetts office with over 15 years of experience providing accounting and audit services, tax planning, business consulting, and technical accounting research services. Mitzi focuses on the accounting needs of closely held businesses from consulting to audit, mainly in the manufacturing, distribution, and employee benefit plan arenas. She also provides expert witness, litigation support, and internal fraud investigation services to clients in a variety of industries.

Experience

Mitzi has an affinity for research, which stemmed from her previous work at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), where she researched standards and published interpretive guidance relating to derivatives, pension reporting, and other financial statement disclosures. Mitzi translates her knowledge behind the standards-setting process to the research needs of closely held companies. Additionally, as a certified fraud examiner, Mitzi has broad experience in the areas of internal controls, litigation support, and internal fraud investigations.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Mitzi was a partner at a Boston-area CPA firm.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Master’s in Accounting, The University of Connecticut

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Certified Fraud Examiner

Honors & Awards

AICPA Leadership Academy

AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Silver Medal

Massachusetts Gold Medal Uniform CPA Exam

Presentations & Publications
Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Community Involvement

In 2014 Mitzi was elected to the Board of Selectmen in her hometown of Lakeville, MA and was recently elected to a second three-year term on the Board. In this capacity she is able to bring a financial perspective to town government.  Mitzi also is appointed to a number of different boards and commissions within the town of Lakeville and serves as the Lakeville representative on the Plymouth County Advisory Board. 

Board Member, Old Colony YMCA

Board Chair, Middleboro branch of the Old Colony YMCA

Board Member, Cranberry County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee. 

Board Member, Lakeville Board of Selectmen

Outside The Office

When Mitzi isn’t working or volunteering her time, you can find her in the gym, on the soccer field, or out on the roads.  An avid runner and a mother of two, Mitzi enjoys all sports and active pursuits including golf, autocross, triathlon, and driving her kids all over creation to their sporting events and hobbies. 

“My passion for my work stems from being able to make a difference for my clients. Any CPA can perform compliance work, but I enjoy really listening and responding to what my clients want, rather than just performing the services that they need.”