Michael McIlhargey, CPA is a Maryland native and despite learning to read on an Apple II computer decided on a career in accounting when he earned his BS in Financial Economics from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2008 and a MS in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Maryland, University College in 2013. After obtaining his CPA license shortly after graduation Mike originally started out working for larger businesses when he realized that small business was where he wanted to specialize. Mike currently works at Elements CPA where he leverages technology and cloud based systems to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses manage their accounting needs. Joining the MSATP in 2019, Mike is a graduate of the society’s inaugural Young Professional Leadership Program. When he isn’t in the office (physically or virtually) Mike spends time on the water either fishing, kayaking, or both at the same time.