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3 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103



Email: mberkoben@wipfli.com

Michelle Berkoben, CPA


Michelle Berkoben is a partner in Wipfli’s Finance and Solutions Team (FAST), with over 20 years of public accounting experience. She leads the northeast region’s FAST group and is focused on consulting and advising on creative business solutions and help companies transform their business through technology innovation. Michelle serves business owners and founders in a diverse array of industries and stages of their business, from startups to mature companies through various controller and CFO services.  She consults and assists startups and emerging companies with their growth from formation to maturity.

In addition, Michelle serves as the region market leader for Technology Industry. Other leadership responsibilities have included the NE Market chair for Wipfli’s Business Resource Group, Women of Wipfli, and a member of her markets Growth Council.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Arbinger Institute

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) - Member
  • Philly Startup Leaders (PSL) - Board advisor and mentor to founders
  • Chamber of Digital Commerce – Member 
  • Delaware Secretary of State Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) Program - Advisor

Areas of Focus

  • Early stage companies and start-ups
  • Outsourced accounting services (Controller and CFO services)
  • Tech companies
  • Franchise
  • Business advice and consulting
  • Business outsourcing solutions
  • Organizational/startup entity planning
  • Accounting and tax compliance
  • Audit readiness and GAAP compliance
  • Unclaimed property


Financial Services


Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting