The Michael Coglianese team is comprised of dedicated long-term industry professionals who hail from major accounting and audit firms. Led by Michael Coglianese, the team provides high quality audit and accounting services.
Founder and Principal
Mike Coglianese is the founder and principal of MICHAEL COGLIANESE CPA PC. A boutique CPA firm which has been providing the futures and hedge fund industry with audits, accounting, compliance, and tax preparation for 30 years. Prior to forming his CPA firm he worked at National Futures Association (NFA) in the compliance department. At NFA he was responsible for compliance and financial audits, investigations, and financial analysis.
Throughout his futures and hedge fund career, he has served as an expert witness during NFA arbitration, CFTC proceedings, FINRA arbitration, and mediation. Mike is considered a leader in our industry and continues to serve on various industry panels as a compliance, auditor, and tax expert in our industry.
Mr. Coglianese graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Accounting.
Charmaine Rodelli, CPA
Charmaine Rodelli prepares all business and individual income tax returns for the firm. She is a licensed certified public accountant who joined Michael Coglianese CPA, PC in April 2011. She has more than 43 years experience in both private and public accounting and has expertise in tax preparation, compliance and planning.
Charmaine formerly was with Schuman Simon and Grodecki, Ltd. where she was a senior accountant performing various accounting functions such compilation and review and tax preparation. Prior to that position she ran the accounting department for a small drug chain operating in Illinois and Florida.
Charmaine received her accounting degree from Mundelein College, now an affiliated college of Loyola University in Chicago.
Ellen specializes in audits of the Futures and Hedge Funds and focuses on the trading account performance reports. She has worked for Michael Coglianese CPA PC since September 2013.
Previously, Ellen was with Motorola Solutions Inc. She performed various roles over the 13 years she was employed there including financial analyst, foreign exchange manager and senior accounting manager. Prior to that posting, Ellen performed various accounting functions at PeopleSoft, Inc. and Hyatt Corp. She began her career at KPMG in Chicago, performing audits of for clients in financial services, government and manufacturing.
Ellen received her Accounting degree from Illinois State University.
Julie McGowan, CPA
Julie McGowan manages the Audit and Compliance Department for Michael Coglianese CPA, P.C. where she has worked for over 10 years. She specializes in the auditing of the Futures and Hedge Funds Industry. Julie also specializes in Compliance for this industry including Disclosure Document assistance and assisting clients with NFA (National Futures Association) and CFTC Rules and Guidelines.
Julie came to this position after extensive experience preparing and analyzing historical and projected financial information for health care industry clients, consulting all division levels to ease financial decisions, and coordinating and analyzing financial reports and statistical information for patient service departments in the health care industry.
Julie also spent many years supervising the general accounting of corporate entities, monthly financial reporting, and performing annual audits along with analyzing financial reports, trends, and projections.
She received her degree in Accounting from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and is a licensed CPA.
Laura has been with our firm for a year and a half. She is part of our Audit Department working with clients in the Futures and Hedge Fund Industries. Laura joined our team with several years of experience in both the financial and consulting industries. Laura’s experience includes working for a Global consulting firm (Arthur Andersen) where she specialized in developing and improving upon procedures and processes that resulted in increased profitability for large financial firms. Laura’s consulting experience also included ways firms can improve their financial analysis capability.
Laura received her Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She looks forward to building positive working relationships with our clients to complete the work in an efficient manner.
Naziya joined Michael Coglianese CPA, PC in June 2015 and now heads the Tax Practice at the firm. She is a tax accountant and specializes in the Futures and Hedge Funds Industry. She has an expertise in tax compliance and planning.
Naziya came to Michael Coglianese CPA, PC from Illinois Tool Works Inc. She was a tax supervisor for four years and had performed various tax compliance, tax planning, and research on domestic and foreign tax related issues. Prior to that, Naziya began her career at KPMG in the real estate investment sector and was later promoted to Senior Tax Accountant.
Naziya received her Accounting degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Roxanne specializes in audits of futures and hedge funds.
Previously, Roxanne worked in the alternative investment practice groups of two other industry related CPA firms. She comes to us with over 12 years of experience where she performed various roles including audit and tax preparation for alternative investments. She began her career at Ryan & Juraska and graduated from the University of Illinois.
Roxanne earned her CPA certificate in Illinois.
Rose has worked in the Audit Department for Michael Coglianese CPA, P.C. since 2007. She is a senior auditor specializing in the auditing of the Futures and Hedge Funds Industry.
Rose previously worked at the auditing firm of Ernst & Young. From 2003 through 2005, she worked for them as a senior auditor. From 1997 to 2000 she was a Senior Manager in the Audit/Consumer Products group after working in the same group for 8 years as staff, senior and manager. She worked on large international and domestic corporations in service and manufacturing industries.
She received her Accounting degree from DePaul University.
Sarah specializes in audits and accounting for the futures industry.
Sarah performed various roles over the 7 years she was employed which included senior accountant, portfolio accountant, and audit associate. She began her career at KPMG in Chicago, performing audits for clients in manufacturing.
Sarah received her Accounting degree from the University of Illinois and her CPA certificate in the state of Illinois.
Tina has worked in the Audit and Compliance Department since August 2013. She specializes in audits and compliance.
Tina has over 20 years of experience in public and private accounting. Prior to joining Michael Coglianese, CPA P.C. she was the Chief Financial Officer at Kamm Insurance Group.
Tina received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Dominican University.