MICHAEL SHER, CPA | Partner
Michael started practicing accountancy in South Africa as a Chartered Accountant starting his own practice which grew rapidly and has subsequently grown into one of the largest independent accounting firms in the country. He has practiced as a CPA in California for over 34 years, specializing in the entertainment industry representing companies as well as talent both in front and behind the camera. In addition, he has extensive international business experience. He enjoys long distance running and has completed 18 marathons including three ultra-marathons and remains in training for the next one.
“I’ve never been one to talk about myself or my accomplishments. I’ve always believed that craftsmanship and good work leads to its own word of mouth and that’s how you build a business. Maybe it’s the marathoner in me. I’m intrinsically thinking long term relationships and future goals. It’s how I grew up in South Africa. And as singular as a long-distance run can be, there are disciplines that I use every day at our firm. The warmth of camaraderie when you run with others, the competency and preparation; I apply those things every day. I have learned so much from running, especially running with my sons. We’ve run marathons together, so richly rewarding, and something I think about as we work together at the firm. Hard work, family, the bonds of trust; they all matter here. Our clients and employees alike thrive on those qualities. Quietly, that is how we have made our business.”