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Michael Mezzo, a principal at WilkinGuttenplan, has been with the firm since 2013. He specializes in providing audit, review, and compilation services for clients in the real estate industry, as well as for closely held businesses. Michael has also developed a large client base in the CIRA (common interest realty association) industry. He specializes in providing audits, reviews, and agreed-upon procedures engagements to these clients. Michael’s expertise also includes working with developers in preparing financial forecasts for new construction, to aid developers in their DCA filing requirements.

Prior to joining WilkinGuttenplan, Michael worked for one of the Big Four accounting firms, where he provided audit and review work for clients in the healthcare industry and private sector. Michael also completed a rotation in the firm’s tax department preparing tax returns for high-net-worth individuals.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the Community Association Institute (CAI)
  • Current member of the NJ Community Associations Institute’s Editorial Committee
  • 2021 Chairman of the Editorial Committee, Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter
  • 2020 Vice Chairman of the Editorial Committee, Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter


  • Michael graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration. He continues his education through regular CPE and educational seminars.


If you weren’t an accountant/consultant, what would you be?

Without a doubt, a park ranger in Yellowstone. I love being outdoors, whether it be fishing, hiking, or canoeing. A bucket list item for me is to visit all the national parks with our kids once they are old enough to hike more than a half mile before being carried!

What advice would you give to the next generation of CPAs and Advisors?

To find a mentor, or maybe even two! So much of my growth and success is attributable to the leadership and guidance I’ve been exposed to throughout my career. Although college helps to prepare us for our careers, the learning and growth we experience while on the job can really set you apart.

What is your favorite part of the WG Culture?

The “family feel”. I love working for a firm that truly cares for the well-being of its employees. I’ve shared many personal milestones from weddings, children, etc. with my WG peers, and have developed lifelong friendships.

What do you look for in your ideal client?

A relationship that is mutually beneficial to both the client and our firm. Being able to provide a benefit to a client while having the client value the service and input provided is one of the most rewarding professional experiences that I can ask for.

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