Michael J. Elliott, CPA 

Dittrick & Associates, Inc. 
Michael Elliott is a graduate of Franklin University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Michael passed the CPA exam and was licensed as a CPA in the State of Ohio in 2009, at the age of 22. At the time of licensing, he was the youngest CPA in the state of Ohio. Michael has been in public practice since 2007 and is currently a Managing Principal at a small, local CPA firm located east of Cleveland in rural Northeast Ohio.

In his position, Michael serves the needs of a wide variety of customers including those in manufacturing, agriculture, construction and professional services. The bulk of the firm’s workload is in taxation and consulting. They primarily serve small and medium sized, local businesses, but are beginning to grow a customer base outside of the State of Ohio. Michael is currently working to transition the firm from legacy accounting practices into a more innovative firm, focusing on meeting the full service needs of the customer.

Michael is a member of both the Ohio Society of CPAs as well as the American Institute of CPAs. He is a 2012 graduate of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy. Currently, Michael serves on the AICPA PCPS Forum and the Public Relations Advisory Council of the Ohio Society. He also serves as a board member and treasurer of local non-profit Academy and is the incoming vice-chair for the 2016 AICPA EDGE conference.

One of Michael’s passions is public speaking and he has spoken at several national conferences on a variety of subjects including the dynamics of being an entrepreneurial CPA as well as the process of transitioning a firm from the current ownership to a new generation.

Outside of the office, Michael is very involved with his church and enjoys coaching basketball. Michael is married to Kristen and has two children.



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