Michele B. Amato, CPA, is a Director in the Professional Standards group at Marks Paneth LLP. With more than 30 years of experience at both national and regional firms, she has an extensive background in accounting and auditing, SEC compliance and quality control. Ms. Amato also has extensive experience guiding clients through initial public offerings, reverse mergers, private placements, and spin-offs.
Ms. Amato is highly regarded for her technical expertise in the engagement quality review of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other non-public reports to ensure compliance with PCAOB standards, GAAP, GAAS, IAS, IFRS, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
Ms. Amato is licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in New York State. She has been a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality and a former chair of the SEC Committee of New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to being Vice Chair of the Accounting & Assurance Committee of DFK International when she was at Friedman, Ms. Amato has also been a member of the Board of Governors of the Accountants Club of America.
Ms. Amato received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, where she majored in accounting. She is based in the firm’s Long Island office.