Michael Kean, CPA

Michael Kean, CPA

Senior Audit Manager

714-978-1300 | mkean@wndecpa.com

Mike joined the White Nelson Diehl Evans team in 2018. He currently serves as a Senior Audit Manager. In this role, he works in an advisory capacity for his clients, helping them understand complex accounting issues and solve problems. He also performs various other client services and is involved with internal staff development. Mike works with clients in a wide variety of industries, including food & beverage, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution, not-for-profit, employee benefit plans, and education. Prior to joining WNDE, he spent nine years with Almich & Associates.

Known for his ability to problem-solve complex issues, Mike is an integral member of the WNDE team. He is a natural leader and works hard to build relationships based on trust and dependability. Mike’s favorite quote says, “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” He seeks to emulate this in his daily life. Mike’s decision to pursue a career in accounting was inspired by his love of puzzles—including putting the pieces of accounting data together into financial statements. He attributes his career success to a combination of hard work, dependability, and communication.

Born and raised in Southern California, Mike currently lives with his family in Irvine. He enjoys the city because it’s a hub for innovative companies, education, and cultural diversity. Mike’s hobbies include playing sports, traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time at the beach, and following professional basketball, baseball, and football.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technical and Service Expertise:

  • Extensive Experience Serving the Education Industry
  • Experience Serving the Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Distribution, Professional Services, and Healthcare Industries
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Non-Profit Organization Audits
  • Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions

Industry Expertise:

  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Food & Beverage
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Healthcare
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Professional Affiliations:

  • AICPA

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

University of California, Irvine

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Minor in Accounting – Graduated Cum Laude