Michael Fernandez


Michael is a Director in FGMK’s Assurance Practice and Quality Control Group. He has experience with SEC filings for large, multi-national public companies, as well as privately held corporations across multiple industries. He specializes in auditing and inspecting accounting estimates, including entity and intangible valuations.

Michael’s industry expertise includes public and private company audits within the airline, aerospace and defense, employee benefit plan, manufacturing, medical device and pharmaceutical, not-for-profit, oil and gas, real estate, and technology sectors.

Michael began his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP within the audit practice and later transitioned to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), serving within the Division of Registration and Inspections.  In these roles, Michael gained extensive experience with evaluating risk assessment procedures, inspecting internal controls, and conducting assessments of a firm’s system of quality control.

Education And Certifications

  • B.S., Accounting and Real Estate, DePaul University
  • M.B.A., Strategy, Execution and Valuation, DePaul University
  • Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV)
  • Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Licensed in Illinois
  • Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University – Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
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