Michael Edwards, CPA

Audit Partner

Michael has 20 years of experience with expertise in audit of nonprofit organizations, privately held for-profit businesses, and employee benefit plans. He is an alumnus of Appalachian State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2003 and Master of Science in Accounting in 2004. Michael joined Martin Starnes and Associates in 2012 as a manager and brought with him the value of understanding client expectations and not only meeting them but exceeding them. Michael continues to teach these same values every day.

NC CPA Certificate Number: 31490
  • Joined Martin Starnes & Associates in 2012
  • Promoted to Partner in 2023
  • Over eight years of experience prior to joining Martin Starnes & Associates
Training and Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 2003
  • Master of Science in Accounting - 2004
Professional and Community Activities:
  • Catawba County United Way’s Board of Directors
  • EMS Hardship Board
  • 2016 graduate of Leadership Catawba
  • Recipient of the 2015 Hickory Young Professionals’ Top 10 Under 40 award
  • Former treasurer for the Hickory Museum of Art
  • Former chair of the Accounting and Attestation Committee for the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA)
  • NCACPA and AICPA member

Contact Michael at 828-327-2727 x107 or email info@martinstarnes.com



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