College of Business > Faculty > A to Z listing of Faculty > Michael Fernandez

Michael Fernandez

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Science, Audit and Advisory Services, DePaul University, 2023
  • Master of Science, Accountancy, DePaul University, 2021
  • MBA, Strategy, Execution and Valuation & Business Strategy and Decision Making, DePaul University, 2017
  • BS, Accounting and Real Estate, DePaul University, 2007

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Licensed in Illinois
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV)
Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV)
Certified in Strategy & Value Creation (CSV)


Michael Fernandez is a partner in FGMK’s Audit and Accounting Practice and Quality Control Department. He has experience with SEC filings for large, multi-national public companies, as well as privately held corporations across multiple industries. He specializes in auditing and inspecting accounting estimates, including entity and intangible valuations.

Fernandez's industry expertise include public and private company audits within airline, aerospace and defense; employee benefit plans; manufacturing, medical device and pharmaceutical; nonprofit; oil and gas; real estate, and technology sectors.

Fernandez began his career at Deloitte within the audit practice and later transitioned to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, serving within the Division of Registration and Inspections. In these roles, Fernandez gained extensive experience with evaluating risk assessment procedures, inspecting internal controls, and conducting assessments of a firm’s system of quality control. ​