Advisory Board Member Profile 2018
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
Areas of Expertise
GAAP Accounting and Financial Reporting, Internal Controls, Business Process Improvement, Business Advisory
Mike Rhodes has 29 years of experience working with privately-held companies in a broad range of industries, providing traditional accounting and tax services. 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
• M&A 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. Mike 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.
Mike is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).