Ellin & Tucker, the Baltimore-based public accounting and business consulting firm, announced today that Michael A. Strauss, CPA and director in the accounting and auditing group at Ellin & Tucker, was recently appointed to the finance committee of the University of Maryland Hillel, College Park campus.
The non-membership organization, whose mission focuses on enhancing the lives of the university’s Jewish undergraduate and graduate students, is one of the most dynamic Jewish campus communities in the country. With 6,500 Jewish students on campus, the Maryland Hillel provides those students with opportunities to empower their Jewish identity through community service projects, art, social or cultural events, education and religious services.
“I am thrilled to be joining the leadership of this culturally vibrant and community-oriented organization,” Strauss said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with the students and mentors of the Maryland Hillel to foster growth not only in new initiatives and partnerships, but in the next generation of Jewish leaders.”
A graduate of The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, Strauss has more than 15 years of experience in the public accounting profession, providing reporting, tax, and compliance and management advisory services to privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Strauss is the chairperson of Ellin & Tucker’s audit and accounting technical standards committee, which oversees programs to maintain the professional staff’s understanding of current accounting and financial reporting standards and ensures compliance with professional standards governed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the firm’s not-for-profit, construction and employee benefit plan services groups. In 2011 and 2012, Strauss was named one of Maryland’s “SmartCPAs” by Baltimore SmartCEO magazine.
About Ellin & Tucker
Founded in 1946, Ellin & Tucker (www.ellinandtucker.com) is a leading CPA firm headquartered in Baltimore, Md. that specializes in accounting, auditing, consulting, forensics and valuation and tax services. As the fifth largest accounting firm in Greater Baltimore, Ellin & Tucker employs more than 100 people in offices across Baltimore City, Belcamp, Frederick and Washington D.C. and serves national and international clients through its affiliation with DFK International/USA, a top 10 international association of independent, full-service accounting firms and business advisors in major geographic and economic centers throughout the US and around the world.