- Manufacturing & Distribution
- Nonprofit and Government
- Real Estate
- Service Providers
"Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, 'would an idiot do that?' And if they would, I do not do that thing." - Dwight K. Schrute
Michael J. Hermes, CPA joined the Herbein tax team in the Fall of 2019 with over 9 years of tax experience working with a diverse group of clients including real estate owners, medical and dental practices and service providers. His tax expertise includes federal and multi-state compliance and planning for closely-held businesses as well as comprehensive strategic tax planning for both family-owned businesses and high net worth individuals.
Michael especially enjoys working directly with business owners and guiding them through the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. “I’m hands-on”, explains Michael, “That’s what I like to do best. I don’t like surprises – I like planning.”
That planning includes developing detailed financial forecasts, analyzing risks and evaluating tax consequences in order to provide business owners with valuable insight to make well-informed decisions. He is adept at working with business owners through all stages of their business – from start-up to succession planning and exit strategies.
Michael’s skills have been recognized by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) with their invitation for Michael to join the PICPA’s Pittsburgh Chapter Emerging Leaders Program in the fall of 2019. Attendees of the program are nominated and selected and must demonstrate exceptional technical proficiency along with a strong desire to develop as a leader.