MICHAEL GOSSMAN, CPA, CFE, CFF
MIDDLE MARKET PRACTICE GROUP
Mike has approximately 20 years of experience in public accounting, providing auditing, business advisory, and forensic services to private and publicly held companies.
MIKE GOSSMAN, CPA, CFE, CFF
Mike Gossman is a Shareholder, the Firm’s Audit and Accounting Team Leader and leader of the Firm’s Middle Market Practice Group. Before joining MSL, he was an audit manager with one of the largest public accounting firms in the world. Mike brings approximately 20 years of experience to the MSL team, in public accounting and auditing, business consulting and forensic services.
Private and publicly held companies, not-for-profit organizations and government entities rely on his advice on the implementation of accounting standards updates, the design and implementation of internal control procedures, merger and acquisition due diligence, and industry-specific business advisory services. He has also assisted clients with initial public offerings and issuances of public debt.
Mike provides forensic services to clients relating to fraud prevention and detection, fraud investigation, and embezzlement. He also provides these services in the areas of litigation support and matrimonial and probate matters. Mike serves in a Commission Auditor capacity for municipalities within the state of Florida and provides fraud-prevention-and-detection presentations to compliance committees. He is also a guest lecturer on occupational fraud and abuse for graduate-level courses at state universities.
Why did you choose MSL over other firms? I had the opportunity to begin my career and become an audit manager with one of the largest public accounting firms in the world prior to joining MSL. What attracted me to MSL was the opportunity to still operate with the resources of a global firm, through our affiliation with Moore Stephens International, but offer the personalized client service that I truly enjoy. MSL has been Florida’s firm of choice since our inception and our excellent client service, and responsiveness is a key reason why.
What do you enjoy most about working at MSL? Life is all about relationships and MSL is no different. The two most important assets we have at MSL are our clients and our people. Those relationships are priceless, and we strive to strengthen and enhance them every day. We have fantastic clients and phenomenal people. I truly enjoy being a trusted advisor to our clients and a valuable resource to my colleagues. My time at MSL has allowed me to expand the number of great relationships I have in my life, and that is what I enjoy most about being a part of the MSL family.
How do you unwind when you have free time? My wife and I live in Fort Lauderdale, so there are many great options readily available to help us unwind. My favorite of these options is sitting on our balcony at the end of the week with a tasty beverage and watching the boats drift down the New River. Very relaxing.
Do you have a favorite sport or team? My wife and I are passionate college football fans. College football to me has the most exciting and meaningful regular season of any sport. Every week is essentially a must-win playoff game, and it creates a level of importance and excitement that is unmatched. We have attended more FSU football games than I can remember. Also, we take an annual college football trip to a university we have never been to before to experience the city, campus, and game day atmosphere. We have had the opportunity to visit some of the most premier venues in all of college football. There is a pageantry and passion that is associated with college football that I think is second to no other sport. Also, this annual trip allows us to experience the culture, food, and sites of a new city. Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is the most enjoyable, there are great holidays, and most importantly – there is college football.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
CERTIFICATION & LICENSES
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, STATES OF FLORIDA AND VIRGINIA
CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER, ACFE
CERTIFIED IN FINANCIAL FORENSICS, AICPA
CHARTERED GLOBAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT, AICPA
BLOCKCHAIN FUNDAMENTALS FOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE PROFESSIONALS CERTIFICATE, AICPA
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS
LEADERSHIP BROWARD, ALUMNUS
HISTORIC STRANAHAN HOUSE MUSEUM, BOARD PRESIDENT
EMERGE BROWARD, ALUMNUS
BROWARD COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY, AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBER