Michael Platt, President and CEO
Recently named as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting," Michael has been an integral part of the US accounting scene for the last fifteen years. He has worked with many of the top CPA firms in the country through his tenure at Associated Accounting Firms International, and Moore Stephens North America, two of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in North America. Focusing on assisting accounting firms to run their businesses better, Michael has organized hundreds of conferences and participated in dozens of Task Forces on diverse topics ranging from management, marketing, technology, and human resources, to tax, audit and consulting services offered by CPA firms.
Michael brought the AccountingWEB system to the USA in July 1999 when he accepted the position as President and CEO. He continues to serve the profession in this capacity where he has taken on the cause of bringing the power of the Internet to the practice of Accounting.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.