Michele has over 21 years of experience in accounting, auditing, consulting and business development. Her experience covers all of the firms’ service offerings, including complex technical accounting, audit preparation/facilitation, SEC reporting, due diligence, new accounting pronouncement implementation including ASC 606 and compliance activities. Her industry experiences include technology (software, SaaS, internet-based, online media and hardware), biotech, and energy/utilities.
Michele is experienced in a wide variety of consulting projects such as new standard implementation, including the new revenue standard (ASC 606), SEC reporting, audit readiness and technical accounting consulting. Michele is also experienced in IPO readiness and public security offerings. In addition to overall project management, she has assisted with facilitation of the external auditor procedures with regards to an SEC filing, drafting of the document and issue identification/resolution.
Michele excels in a team environment and is collaborative, organized, professional and efficient. She strives to deliver the very best client service through open and continual communication, effective project-management and detailed execution.
Prior to joining ARC Consulting, Michele was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP where she led financial statement audits, consulted on technical and operational accounting areas including purchase transaction accounting, consolidations and foreign exchange, stock-based compensation, and revenue recognition. She was involved in Ernst & Young’s Global Technology Center and was involved in writing thought leadership articles on revenue recognition and SEC comment letter trends, as well as serving in an IFRS implementation and consulting capacity. Michele has also done an international rotation in the United Kingdom.
Michele’s current and past clients include Workday, Five9, Inc., Pattern Energy, Airbnb, Crowdstar, QAD, Autodesk, Inc., Salesforce.com, MarketTools, Inc., SunPower Corporation, PeopleSoft, Oracle, BEA Systems, Sybase, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Blue Coat Systems, Pandora Media, Inc., Ancestry.com, Kabam, ProteinSimple, VigLink and Yelp.
Information System Experience
Michele has experience with Workday, Equity Edge, eShares, QuickBooks, and the Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, Visio, and PowerPoint.
- Bachelor of Arts – Economics (Accounting)
- University of California at Santa Barbara