Michael A. Renzelman
CPA

CONTACT: mrenzelman@schneiderdowns.com

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Mike has a vast amount of professional experience in a multitude of client accounting, auditing, tax and business-related issues. Mike is director of the firm's risk management and quality control processes, where he is responsible for the overall quality of the services delivered through the firm's Assurance Advisory Services Practice. In this capacity, Mike is responsible for the firms adherence to professional standards and maintenance of the firm's assurance services policies and procedures.

Mike is also the chairperson for the firm’s Assurance Technical Advisory Committee, where he is engaged in the resolution of complex client accounting, auditing, tax and business-related issues, including implementation of new accounting and auditing standards. Mike has consulted on accounting and auditing issues related to numerous mergers and acquisition transactions and has also participated in a number of internal control-related reviews and assessments.

Mike has served both public and privately held companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, technology, investments, retail, distribution, government and nonprofit organizations. Mike provides audit and assurance services, financial due diligence services and business advisory services for a wide range of clients.

Education

B.S. - Accounting, Robert Morris University

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member—Ohio Society and the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member—Builder's Exchange of Central Ohio
  • Leadership Columbus Graduate
  • Actively involved with Schneider Downs Manufacturing, Construction, Government, Nonprofit and ERISA Industry Groups, as well as the firm's Transaction Services Group

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
I love finding the newest electronics gadgets and devices. I love being outdoors, and I’m a passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan. 

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Do what is right, work hard and you will be successful. 

What was your childhood dream?
To own my own business. 

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
I wouldn’t say a thing. I would never want to change who I am. It is my legacy. 

People would be surprised to know that I…….
My nickname is Biker (but don’t ask why)

What was your first job?
I was a dishwasher at Sweet Williams. 

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Relax with a cold drink and stay current on news and sports updates with my tablet. 

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Don’t put off something until tomorrow if you could do it today. You may never get that chance again.