About Michael

Michael Discepolo is a Director and a member of the Firm’s CFO and Controllership Advisory Services Division. He brings years of experience providing advisory services to public and private companies of all sizes across life sciences, technology, financial services, renewable energy, and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining Marcum, Michael served as a Senior Manager at a specialized financial consulting firm where he supported clients with complex technical accounting matters, as well as served both private and public companies in interim management roles.  He assisted clients and led engagement teams through complex transactions including acquisitions, carve-outs, debt and equity issuances, reorganizations, and initial public offerings. Michael served clients in several interim controller and CFO roles providing continuity and integrity for daily accounting, finance, and business operations. He also supported clients with complex mergers and acquisitions in many ways including buy-side and sell-side support, day one accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and other post integration matters. Michael’s SEC reporting experience included assisting clients with their public offerings as well as recurring filings and his technical expertise was focused on revenue recognition, business combinations, and debt and equity offerings.

Previously, Michael also served as a Manager at a global accounting firm. He primarily served as both an auditor and advisor to a Fortune 100 Financial Services Client. Michael determined operational and financial statement impacts associated with management’s decision to enter into significant transactions. In addition, he was responsible for executing all phases of the audit engagement procedures including, planning, SOX 404 testing, substantive procedures, evaluation of financial statement and related footnote disclosures (SEC & Statutory) to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Subject Matter Expertise

Debt and Equity Financings Business Combinations
Merger and Acquisitions
Due Diligence
Revenue Recognition
SEC Compliance
Internal Controls/SOX/COSO
Budgeting, Forecasting, and Cash Flow Analysis

Practice Focus

Life Sciences
High Technology
Renewable Energy


Master of Science, Accounting
University of Connecticut

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
University of Bentley