CPA, Partner – Chesterfield Office
Michael D. Williams joined Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP in 1987 as a member of the professional accounting staff and accepted as partner in 1998. He has managed work done for various organizations including service industries, manufacturing, construction, and government/nonprofit agencies. He has reviewed audited financial statements for the Missouri State Board of Accountancy for issuance of consultant’s reports concerning reporting deficiencies. Mr. Williams also performs audit, compilation, review, and taxation services for major clients of the Firm.
As a partner for the Firm, his primary function is to conduct all aspects of accounting and auditing, tax, financial, and consulting services. During each engagement under his direction, he reviews accounting and related operating procedures in order to furnish management with reports and advice regarding financial, internal control, and compliance issues.
He has been a speaker on technical subjects at various conferences including the GFOA St. Louis Chapter, Missouri County Treasurers’ Association, Association of Missouri County Auditors, City Clerks and Finance Officers of St. Louis, and AAIM. Mr. Williams has co-authored various articles for publication.
Educational Background and Certification
Mr. Williams graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He received his certificate (CPA certificate number 14421) in 1989 and is licensed to practice in the State of Missouri. In 1992, he was awarded the Certificate of Educational Achievement in the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Program of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Mr. Williams participates in various professional development courses and has consistently exceeded the requirements of the profession and of his specialties. He has also attended various in-house seminars and income tax workshops. In the last three years, he has attended conferences on detecting fraud, internal controls, grant program compliance, and employee benefits.
Mr. Williams is a member of the AICPA and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a current member of and was the chairman of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Governmental Accounting Committee and was its liaison member to the Technical Standards Review Committee. He has been a member of the GFOA Special Review Committee since 1992 and has reviewed audit reports for the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Technical Standards Review Committee. He is an active member of the Missouri GFOA St. Louis Chapter.