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Michael T. Hanley, CPA – 2017 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Michael T. Hanley, CPA

Age: 37

Employer: Michels & Hanley CPAs, LLP

Title:  Managing Partner

City/State: Smithtown, NY


Twitter: @mhanleycpa

Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • President, Irish Business Network
  • Director, Kings  Park Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Suffolk Business Executives
  • Treasurer, Kings Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Member, Accountant’s Resource Group
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Past President, Kings Park/Smithtown AOH
  • Member, Smithtown Industry Advisory Board
  • Member, Smithtown Chamber of Commerce

In addition to having three small business accounting books published (Choosing the Right Structure for Your Business, Effective Tax Planning for the MicroBusiness, and Why You Should Incorporate Your Real Estate Business), Michael’s expert tax advice has been featured in Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Long Island Business News, and dozens of other publications nationwide.  Michael started his accounting practice in 2003 and has grown it organically in rapid fashion.  Earlier this year, SmartCEO Magazine recognized Michels & Hanley as one of the 50 fastest growing companies on Long Island.  He has received numerous awards, including Long Island Business News Business & Finance Award, ExecuLeaders Excellence in Small Business Accounting, and Long Island Business News 40 Under 40.


Outside of performing accounting and tax services, Michael stays very active in his community.  He is the founder of Networking for a Cause, which hosts an annual Toy Drive for Angela’s House, Food Drive for Kings Park Food Pantry, and Pet Supply Drive for Smithtown Animal Shelter.  He is also the founder of the Irish Business Network and one of the founding members of the Kings Park St Patrick’s Day Parade.  His charitable work has been recognized by Salvation Army, receiving their 2014 Doing the Most Good Award and the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce, receiving their 2010 Person of the Year Award.  Irish Echo named him on of 2012’s Irish-American Young Leaders and he has received numerous proclamations from the NYS Senate, Suffolk County Legislature, and various other governmental organizations.


Read about the other 40 Under 40 Honorees for 2017.