Dr. Michael A. Crain, CPA of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been a licensed CPA for over 30 years. He holds several certifications in valuation: Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of CPAs and the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Mike is a past chairman of the AICPA business valuation committee and has been inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of AICPA’s Lawler Award presented by Journal of Accountancy for best article of the year. Dr. Crain earned his doctor of business administration (finance) degree from the Manchester Business School in England at the University of Manchester. In addition, Mike has taught corporate finance to global MBA students for Manchester Business School and business valuation at Florida Atlantic University’s School of Accounting in their masters degree program.
Mike has worked with clients in forensics, economic damages, and business valuation for much of his professional life, Currently, Mike is on faculty at Florida Atlantic University and is director of FAU’s Center for Forensic Accounting. He still consults with clients and works with Miami-based Kaufman Rossin, a top 100 accounting firm, as senior advisor. He has served as a consulting and testifying expert in many commercial cases working for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and Federal courts. He has also served as an arbitrator in commercial damages and minority shareholder cases and as a court-appointed accountant. Moreover, Mike has previously worked in the auditing and consulting areas in public accounting firms including an international firm where he was a senior manager.