Mike Willis, CPA
MIKE WILLIS, CPA
Partner and Deputy Chief Knowledge Office of the Audit Practice
Mike Willis has more than 18 years of accounting industry experience and is a Partner and Deputy Chief Knowledge Office of the Global Audit Practice of approximately 60,000 CPAs. He has responsibilities for applications and software tools used by the global audit and accounting profession of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Willis works with a wide range of internal and client-facing products such as TeamMate, EDGARSCAN, Comperio, TeamAsset, CFODirect and others. Many of the tools Mr. Willis manages are Web-based and incorporate leading edge query, architecture design and extensible formats.
Mr. Willis serves as the Chairman of the XBRL Steering Committee composed of more than 32 global software, accounting and finance companies charged with creating an international extensible business reporting language (an XML-based open specification).
Mr. Willis graduated from the University of Florida's Fisher School of Accounting with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Mr. Willis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Florida's Fisher School of Accounting in Gainesville, Florida.
AccountingWEB is hosting a special online workshop on Tuesday May 2 at 4:00pm EDT with Mike Willis. Mark your calendars today and join us on Tuesday!
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.