Mike is the President and founder of Mike Safari, CPA, MSA, CGMA accounting firm who specializes in small business startups, bookkeeping, tax service, middle-income family taxation, and financial planning.  Before establishing his own firm, Mike spent several years working for mid-size businesses starting as an accountant and working his way to his last position as Chief Financial Officer of a software company in Irvine, California. Since establishing his own accounting firm in 1997, he has helped hundreds of families and small businesses all across the U.S. Mike obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in accounting from California State University-Fullerton (C.S.U.F) in 1990. He went back to the same university and received his Master of Science Accounting (M.S.A.) in 2010. Along the way he obtained his Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) certification and Chartered Global Management Accountant (C.G.M.A.).  Mike is very active in volunteer activities and is always eager to help his community. Mike is now part-time professor in accounting in California State University, Fullerton, his alma mater.