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Press Release

J. Michael Kirkland, CPA, Elected NYSSCPA President-elect

Lois Whitehead, Public Relations Manager
Published Date:
May 10, 2012
NEW YORK, NY, May 10, 2011 – The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) installed J. Michael Kirkland, CPA of New York City as president-elect at its 115th Annual Election Meeting & Dinner held today at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square. Kirkland is a director in the Deutsche Bank AG, Accounting Policy Group.
Kirkland, a member of the NYSSCPA since 1982, has served as a vice president of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is a member of the Real Estate Task Force and is a member of the Curriculum Committee for the Foundation of Accounting Education. He was Co-Chair of the Industry Outreach Task Force and a member of the Finance, Bank and Minority Group Recruitment & Equal Opportunity committees. He is the recipient of the 2011 NYSSCPA’s Outstanding CPA in Industry Award. This award recognizes CPA financial executives with records of outstanding professional achievement in a private business or industry.   
Kirkland was president, vice president and a member of the Executive Board of the NYSSCPA Manhattan-Bronx Chapter. He also served as a member of the chapter’s Nominating and Cooperation with Bankers & Other Credit Grantors committees.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the Accountants Club of America.
Kirkland is a graduate of Fordham University, Bronx New York College of Business Administration with a bachelor of science degree.
He has been married to his wife, Barbara, for 37 years.
About the NYSSCPA
Representing more than 28,000 CPAs, the NYSSCPA was the first state accounting organization in the nation. Incorporated in 1897, the Society is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, and character among certified public accountants.
The New York State Society of CPAs is located at 3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.   To learn more about the Society call 800-633-6320 or visit the Society’s website at