Michael Brand CPA, CGMA

Member, BMSS, LLC

Mike has been a partner with BMSS Advisors and Co. since 2019. He was previously with Johnson, Feigley, Newton & Brand. He received his B.S. in accounting from the University of North Alabama in 1989 and has been in the practice of public accounting since graduation. During those years he has been involved in all aspects of public accounting, with an emphasis in providing accounting, audit, and review services to clients in for profit, not-for-profit, and governmental sectors. He has been involved in various committees at both the state and national levels. He is currently a member of the AICPA's Professional Ethics Executive Committee and is the past chair of the AICPA's Accounting and Review Services Committee and the ASCPA's Peer Review Committee.

He also teaches continuing education classes across the country for state societies and individual firms and has been awarded the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader multiple times along with the ASCPA's Thomsas A. Ratcliffe Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. In addition to teaching classes, he has spoken at several conferences nationwide. Additionally, he conducts peer reviews. He was formerly on the Peer Review Board, Joint Trial Board, and Quality Control Standards Task Force of the AICPA.

Mike currently lives in Athens, AL with his wife Tammie (Burlingame) and two sons. He is actively involved in all his sons' activities and enjoys his time outside of the office with his family enjoying outdoor sporting activities, running and cooking.