MSA Promotes Michael Edwards to New Partner

Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A. is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Edwards to Partner. He will be responsible for managing client assignments, projects, and delivering a high quality of service. This will include coaching, advising, and supporting team members to ensure client and personal expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

Michael Edwards, CPA, grew up in the Lincolnton community and joined the firm in November 2012. His concentration is in privately held companies, nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from Appalachian State University.  He currently serves on the Catawba County United Way’s Board of Directors, formerly chaired the Accounting and Attestation Committee for the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) and served on the Hickory Museum of Art’s Board of Directors. He is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Catawba and a proud recipient of the 2015 Hickory Young Professionals’ Top 10 Under 40 award. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and NCACPA.

Michael stated, “I am very appreciative of this opportunity and consider myself fortunate to work for a firm that when I wake up every day, I look forward to going to work. I enjoy the people I work with and the clients, that we, as a firm, serve.  I look forward to strengthening client relationships while assisting them in growing and conquering this fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in.”

Michael enjoys spending time with his children, Lilly, William and Piper.