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Michael T. Hanley, CPA

Michael T. Hanley, CPA
Managing Partner

As a Certified Public Accountant and QuickBooks ProAdvisor with over seventeen years of accounting experience, Michael focuses his efforts on small business owners, self-employed individuals, independent contractors, and 1099 recipients.

He works with clients of all sizes, but enjoys working with small businesses, start-up businesses, home-based businesses, independent contractors, and 1099 recipients.  Unlike your typical accounting firm, where “small fish” often get overlooked or overcharged, Michael embraces all of his “small fish” and treats them like gold.

Each year, he works with over 200 entrepreneurs to assist them with starting up their new businesses, from setting up their Corporation or LLC to helping them navigate the beginning stages of business ownership.

In addition to having three small business accounting books published (Choosing the Right Structure for Your BusinessEffective Tax Planning for the MicroBusiness, and Why You Should Incorporate Your Real Estate Business), Michael's expert tax advice has been featured in Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Long Island Business News, Accounting Crossing, Brandweek Magazine, Business House, Business Opportunities, Tax Auditor, USAA Magazine and dozens of other publications nationwide. 

Michael had the distinct honor of being the first person ever interviewed live on camera for Wall Street Journal's Small Business Website that was launched in 2009.  In this video interview, Michael tells Wall Street Journal Small Business Editor Colleen DeBaise the advantages and disadvantages of LLCs versus other types of companies.

Michael has extensive knowledge working with Do-It-Yourselfers, offering one-on-one QuickBooks Training Sessions, QuickBooks Cleanup Services, Customized Bookkeeping Spreadsheets, and various other services that allow the Do-It-Yourselfer to keep their accounting fees as low as possible. 

Michael resides in Kings Park with his wife and two sons.  He enjoys fostering and volunteering with dogs & cats, playing Volleyball & Basketball, reading suspense novels, and woodworking.

 

Associations/Affiliations

  
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, NYSSCPA Closely Held & S Corporations Committee
  • Member, NYSSCPA Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee
  • Member, NYSSCPA Small Firms Practice Managment Committee
  • Founder, Networking for a Cause
  • President, Irish Business Network
  • DirectorKings  Park Chamber of Commerce
  • PresidentSuffolk Business Executives
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Past President, Kings Park/Smithtown AOH
  • MemberSmithtown Industry Advisory Board
  • Member, Smithtown Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer, Kings Park Youth
  • Volunteer, Yorkie911 Rescue
  • Volunteer, Handmade Holiday Cards for Angela's House

Awards

  • Long Island Business News Reader Rankings Best Accounting Firm on Long Island, 2017
  • CPA PracticeAdvisor Top 40 Accountants Under 40, 2018
  • CPA PracticeAdvisor Top 40 Accountants Under 40, 2017
  • Kings Park Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year, 2010
  • Long Island Business News Business & Finance Award, 2016
  • Long Island Business News 40 Under 40, 2010
  • SmartCEO Future 50, 2017
  • Salvation Army Doing the Most Good Award, 2010
  • Star Network Kings of Long Island, 2017
  • Irish Echo Irish American Young Leaders, 2012
  • Long Island Business News Who's Who in Accounting, 2008
  • Long Island Business News Ones to Watch in Accounting, 2007
  • ExecuLeaders Excellence in Small Business Accounting, 2010
  • ExecuLeaders Excellence in Networking, 2008

             

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