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CPA, CFE, MBA – Partner

Mitch is a Partner with McGill, Power, Bell & Associates, LLP.  Prior to joining the firm in 2019, he was formerly a Managing Director with BKD, LLP and a Partner with Malin, Bergquist & Company, LLP prior to its merger with BKD in 2013.  Mitch has more than twenty years of experience in performing audit and other assurance engagements across a wide variety of industries.  Mitch’s clients include employee benefit plans, non-profit organizations, municipal governmental authorities, and other closely held businesses.

Mitch specializes in performing audits of employee benefit plans and has an in-depth understanding of the audit and compliance requirements of the IRS and Department of Labor.  McGill Power Bell is a member of the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, for which Mitch serves as the designated audit quality partner with firm-wide responsibility for the quality of the firm’s ERISA employee benefit plan audit practice.

Mitch is also a member of the firm’s Non-profit & Government Services Group.  He has considerable experience with tax exempt entities, including audits performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and OMB Circular A-133. 

While at BKD, Mitch was a member of the audit and assurance team. He served as the Assistant A&A Director for the Pennsylvania offices, focusing on quality control for the practice unit and training of its team members.  He was the niche leader of the employee benefit plan practice for the Pennsylvania offices and served on the national internal inspection team.  He also served as the SKY Champion for Pennsylvania offices, providing leadership in developing and implementing a firm-wide initiative to emphasize and strengthen diversity in the firm. 

Prior to the merger with BKD, Mitch was a member of the employee benefit plan and non-profit audit niches of Malin Bergquist.  He also provided tax preparation and consulting services to client across various industries and was a member of the firm’s peer review practice.

Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University, Erie, PA
    • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Erie, PA
    • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Highest Distinction
    • IMA Award for Excellence in Accounting Studies

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, CPA
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, CFE

Professional/Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • PICPA Employee Benefit Plan Committee – 2007 thru current
  • PICPA Professional Ethics Committee (Past)
  • Sarah Reed Senior Living – Current President / Past Treasurer and Chairman of Finance Committee
  • Penn State Behrend Accounting Advisory Board – Current Member
  • United Way Financial Reviewer Program (Past)