Michael J. Kovacs, CPA
“A big part of my job is forging lasting relationships with my clients, which, in many cases, involves multiple generations.”
Mike has served as an accountant for closely-held businesses for more than 30 years. He has been with ORBA since 1986 and is a member of the firm's Real Estate Group. He joined the firm as a tax season intern and became a Director in 2000. Mike’s work focuses on providing accounting, tax and business consulting services to mid-size companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, manufacturing and financial services. Mike is also one of the firm’s experts in audits of employee benefit plans.
Mike is hands-on with his clients, helping business owners to think strategically. He is also involved in helping his client’s accounting departments understand the needs of the owners to ensure that they are all on the same page.
Mike is often involved in helping multi-generational businesses transition and operate successfully from one generation to another. A key element in Mike’s ability to create successful transitions is his work at understanding and developing relationships with each generation.
Outside of the Office
Navigating uncharted or rough waters is something that Mike enjoys doing outside the office, as well as inside. Introduced to the water early, he learned to water ski at three-years-old. He is a seasoned sailor and enjoys cruising Lake Michigan for as long as the Chicago season permits.
- Indiana University Alumni Association
- Chicago Yacht Club
Seminars & Events
- Employee Benefits Update from Four Professional Perspectives, Chicago, IL, October 27, 2016
- Michael J. Kovacs, CPA to Speak at the Association of Marina Industries' International Marina & Boatyard Conference, January 21, 2015
- Employee Benefit Plan Design and Trends, ORBA, Chicago, IL, December 16, 2014