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Michael Brinker, CPA
"He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more, He who loses faith, loses all."
Eleanor Roosevelt
Years with the company:
Major Practice Areas:
Multi-state tax issues, corporate and individual taxation, tax specialty services. Industry emphasis: Real estate
What is it about accounting that drew your interest?
The opportunity to develop relationships with and learn something about a diverse range of people and businesses.
What has given you the greatest satisfaction on your job?
Being and feeling a part of client successes and becoming their most trusted advisor.
Describe your most memorable MHC&S moment:
Participating in the MHC&S 65th Anniversary celebration and visiting with clients who we have built long lasting relationships was, and continues to be, very memorable for me.
What words of wisdom would you offer aspiring accountants?
This is truly a relationship business — get involved in your community and start building key relationships as soon as possible.
What are your favorite interests and hobbies?
Cycling, Iowa Hawkeye and KC Chiefs Football, travel, watching my son compete in swim meets and triathlons.
What is your favorite movie or book you have seen/read recently?
The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn
Describe yourself with one word:
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 1992
American Institute of CPAs, Iowa Society of CPA’s, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus, Des Moines Business Solutions Lunch Club, Capital City Lunch Club, St. Francis of Assisi Board of Education and Finance Council