Michael Davis

Audit & Advisory Partner

Michael Davis, CPA, is a Director in RyanSharkey’s Assurance Practice. He has more than 18 years of experience partnering with management teams of both public and privately held entities, assisting them with their accounting, financial reporting and other business needs. Mike has extensive experience working with companies in industries that include manufacturing and distribution, government contracting, emerging technology and life sciences. His clients have ranged from early stage startup companies to organizations with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion.

Mike strategically advises executive management, ownership groups, board of directors and private equity, helping them navigate complex financial reporting and regulatory landscapes both domestically and internationally. Specific areas of expertise include revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, debt and equity transactions, business combinations, compliance with Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations, and coordination of international audits. Additionally, Mike has assisted publicly traded companies with stock and bond offerings, including issuance of comfort letters and coordination of financial due diligence procedures.

Previously, Mike served as a managing director in the Mid-Atlantic Region for an international firm, advising clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies.


  • B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland

Professional Certifications and Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia and Maryland
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Service Experience: 
  • Accounting and auditing, including financial reporting
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Revenue recognition
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Debt and equity transactions
  • Compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations
  • Publicly traded stock and bond offerings, including issuance of comfort letters and coordination of financial due diligence procedures
  • National and local training
  • Recruitment
  • Practice development
  • Professional standards
Industry Experience: 
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Service
  • Emerging Technology
  • Government Contracting
  • Biotechnology
  • Private Equity