Who We Are 

At Michael Coglianese CPA, P.C., we have been helping alternative investment clients prepare for audit, tax, and compliance events, mitigate regulatory risk, enhance operational efficiency and successfully navigate the complex regulatory landscape for over 30 years. 


Our longevity and growth can be attributed to our straightforward approach to client service.

We deliver top-tier, cost-effective financial audits, tax preparation services and compliance reviews on efficient timelines while educating and empowering clients.

Combining the individualized attention of a smaller, specialized agency with the extensive resources of a large firm, we have achieved a remarkable balance. Our client-centric business model robustly serves entities of all sizes, from startups to established firms.

Going beyond mere transactions, we are committed to building long-term relationships with our clients, understanding their evolving needs, and providing tailored solutions to address their specific challenges.

Team Expertise

What sets us apart is our deep understanding of the alternative investment industry and our focus on staying ahead of regulatory changes.  

Our team of 35+ experts brings extensive experience from diverse backgrounds. This includes Big Four public accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, and regulatory bodies such as the NFA, SEC, and PCAOB. Leveraging our team’s collective expertise, we provide customized, highly skilled, professional service to our clients.

As members of a widely recognized regulatory organization, the AICPA, we are regularly peer reviewed to ensure the quality of our services. We are also registered with the PCAOB to ensure the highest professional standards. These affiliations, taken together, ensure the utmost integrity in our work. See what our highly satisfied clients are saying about us.

Our Founder

Michael Coglianese is the founder and principal of MICHAEL COGLIANESE CPA PC, providing comprehensive audits, accounting, compliance, and tax preparation services to the alternatives industry for over three decades.

Before establishing his firm, Michael worked at the National Futures Association (NFA) in the compliance department, where he conducted compliance and financial audits, investigation and financial analysis. With this experience, he realized there was an opportunity to educate and better prepare alternative investment managers for the regulatory world that they face. Subsequently, he founded Micahel Coglianese, CPA, PC. With an impressive career in the futures and hedge fund industry, Michael has also served as an expert witness in NFA arbitration, CFTC proceedings, FINRA arbitration, and mediation.

Michael is recognized as a leader in the field and actively participates in industry panels as a compliance, audit, and tax expert, including CFTC/NFA compliance panels alongside other industry experts. He has been featured as a compliance expert on “The Money Show” and is often showcased as a guest speaker at major universities.

Memberships And Registrations

Public Company  Accounting Oversight  Board 
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
National Introducing Brokers Association
The Illinois
CPA Society

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