Michele Lindner, CPA, CCIFP Principal

Michele Lindner is a Principal at Grassi and is heavily engaged with clients in the construction industry. Michele manages Employee Benefit Plan audits and helps clients meet their financial and tax deadlines. She also provides guidance to allow them to run their operations more efficiently.

Her work includes performing audits, reviews and compilations and in developing tax deferral strategies that save clients’ money. Michele is also involved in tax compliance and has performed consulting projects for her construction clients, including fraud risk assessments, cost audits and acquisition due diligence.

With over twenty years of progressive experience at the firm, Michele plays a major role in the development and training of the audit staff.

Michele is an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). She has obtained a certification as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), of which there are less than 1,000 in the United States. The CCIFP certification is the standard of excellence for construction financial professionals.

Michele is a graduate of the Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Suma Cum Laude. She continues her professional training with a heavy schedule of continuing professional education coursework in audit and taxation.