Albert D. Spalding, JD, PhD, CPA/CFFDr. Albert Spalding is on the accounting faculty of the Mike Ilitch School of Business, where he teaches in the Master of Science in
Accounting and MBA programs. “Bert” is an attorney-CPA and holds graduate degrees in business, law, psychology, philosophy and theology. He also holds the CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) credential from the AICPA.
His seminars and webinars are known for their emphasis on real world cases involving accountants who are faced with ethical and technical conflicts and dilemmas. Professor Spalding has authored several books and dozens of articles on ethics as well as on tax, forensic, fiduciary and financial accounting topics.
Lon M. GoforthPrior to Lon’s retirement, he was lead executive for a nationally recognized and highly sought after merger and acquisition firm based in Michigan. The firm focused its services on the CPA profession and provided merger, acquisition, transition, succession and practice growth strategy consulting services to tax and accounting firms of all sizes across the U.S.
Lon’s client base ranged from sole practitioners to many of the AccountingToday Top 100 firms. Lon has acted as the consultant of choice for merger, acquisition and succession transactions valued at over one billion dollars in combined annual gross billings.
He is a popular speaker with state, regional and national accounting societies on topics relating to merger, acquisition, transition, practice growth, and succession for CPA firms.