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Michael Christian


Michael is an audit partner and an experienced CPA and business advisor with more than 25 years in the accounting industry. In addition to working for multiple national firms, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, including an extended deployment to Afghanistan. This combined experience equips him to provide a disciplined, honest, and ethical approach to meeting MGO clients’ business needs.

Although he’s worked in numerous industries, Michael focuses his practice primarily on the manufacturing and distribution, services, technology, and construction industries. He’s worked with private and publicly held companies from startups to billion-dollar corporations. Michael’s public company experience includes registration statements and IPOs, and he also has extensive experience with private equity group transactions and business combination accounting (ASC 805) and quality of earnings engagements. In addition, he serves MGO’s employee benefit plan practice and acts as the partner-in-charge on many of the firm’s employee benefit plan audits.

A strong contributor to bringing new clients to MGO, Michael enjoys networking with middle market thought leaders and executives to gather fresh ideas and perspectives that will benefit clients. Using a full-service, consultative approach to address clients’ business challenges, he also leverages the knowledge and skills of his many contacts in banking, private equity, and community groups of all types.

Humboldt State University
B.A, Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants