Mike started his career as a CPA in the audit department of Arthur Young & Company in Alaska. He worked in the tax area for over ten years after moving back to St. George, Utah only because the firm had less than a half dozen audits way back in 1987. He got busy working on developing the firm’s audit practice so he could use his analytical ability throughout the entire year. The firm currently performs over 130 audits per year. Working on establishing the firm’s audit processes and systems has provided him a lot of satisfaction over the years. He was instrumental in developing the firm’s unique “fund approach” to auditing local and tribal governments. It is important to Mike to ensure that our firm is providing audits at the highest quality and value. He functions as the firm’s audit quality control partner. Mike also serves on the special review committee for reviewing financial statements for the Government Finance Officers Association financial reporting program. This provides him with exposure to numerous local government financial statements. He has enjoyed working with local and tribal governments and interacting with a team of audit staff for over 30 years. “Providing a personal touch and excellent service has gone a long way in establishing HintonBurdick as a leader in the areas we serve. Many of our audit clients rely on us outside of just performing the audit; providing a high-quality audit and maintaining relationships with clients and those I work with gives me a sense of accomplishment in my work”. Mike has two other passions outside of auditing; spending time with his family and fly-fishing. He also enjoys travel, mountain biking, hiking and the outdoors in general.
Mike has served a wide range of audit clients ranging in size from the North Slope Borough, Alaska with billions of dollars of transactions to the smallest local government.
In addition to providing audit services, he also has a broad range of accounting and related experience in performing internal control reviews, forensic auditing, agreed-upon procedures for courts, ADEQ procedures, budgeting, compiled and reviewed financial statements, forecasted/projected financial statements, business planning and general management consulting. He has also served and continues to serve the community as a board member and/or treasurer for a number of local nonprofit organizations and has been involved in various volunteer positions with the BSA.