Michael A. Violano joined Grassi & Co. as a Manager in the Audit practice. Grassi & Co. has approximately 200 employees providing premier professional services from offices in Manhattan and Long Island. The firm specializes in providing accounting, auditing, tax, litigation support, valuation, management and technology consulting services to companies within a variety of industries. Grassi & Co. is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens North America, the North American region of Moore Stephens International Limited. This global association consists of more than 300 independent accounting and consulting firms with nearly 650 offices in 100 countries and Moore Stephens North America is the 6th largest CPA association in the United States. Michael possesses over ten years of accounting experience focusing on audits and reviews of both public and private companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 Companies in the domestic and international markets. Michael is a key member of the firms Manufacturing and Distribution Industry group. Prior to joining Grassi & Co. Michael was at J.H. Cohn LLP where he served as an Audit Manager and played a key role in the firms public companies practice and was a leader of the Manufacturing and Distribution niche. Michael is well versed in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements for Companies ranging from Small Reporting Companies to Large Accelerated Filers. He has assisted his clients in completing several White Papers that resulted in favorable Security and Exchange determinations in agreement with the client and the firm’s conclusion. Michael’s experience also includes serving as Senior Internal Auditor for Canon USA Inc. In this role, he planned, performed and reported on operational, financial, and special project audits of the key business areas of an entity with annual revenues in excess of $12 billion. He also acted as an internal consultant to help Canon USA Inc. become a more compliant and efficient company; specifically pertaining to the Sarbanes-Oxley efforts and the operational business areas of the Company. Michael began his career at KPMG LLP, a global accounting firm where he received the foundation of his experiences, and earned his BS in Accounting and MS in Taxation from St. John’s University, Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Jamaica, N.Y.