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Michael E. Fitzgerald CPA

Michael E. Fitzgerald, CPA

Principal  |  Alton


mike.fitzgerald@scheffelboyle.com  |  618.465.4288


Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Planning & Preparation
  • Business Succession & Estate Planning
  • Business Valuations
  • IRS Representation

Specialty Industries

  • Individual Estates
  • Closely-Held Corporations
  • Small Businesses
Education & Certifications
  • B.S.B.A., Accounting, University of Notre Dame, 1979
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1982



Secret to Success: “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” –Lou Holtz



Mike began his career with Scheffel Boyle in 1983. As the leader on the Scheffel Boyle Tax Team, Mike is responsible for continually educating our staff of the most current tax code changes and regulations. He is also a sought-after speaker on tax topics for civic organizations and conducts regular seminars for the firm to educate our younger staff on most anything tax-related.


Mike grew up in the Alton area and has lived in Godfrey for the last 35 years with his wife, Sue. He has four grown children and, in his spare time, loves playing with his three grandkids. Mike is extremely active in his local community and has served on numerous Boards of Directors throughout his extensive career. For his dedication to community service efforts, Mike has been the recipient of both the Serviam Award through Marquette High School and the Service Award from St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton.


Mike says his favorite thing about his job is the people, because he enjoys the team atmosphere and camaraderie that comes with working at Scheffel Boyle. Mike is a dynamic leader of our firm and plays a key role in helping our younger staff grow to eventually become leaders themselves.



Community Involvement, Past & Present

  • Riverbend Growth Association, Board of Directors’ Executive Committee & Treasurer
  • St. Anthony’s Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Nelson Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Illinois Catholic Conference, Board of Directors
  • Alton/Godfrey Rotary, Past Treasurer & Board of Directors
  • Saints Peter & Paul, Finance Committee Chairperson
  • Marquette High School Serviam Award, Recipient
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital Service Award, Recipient
Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ILCPAS)
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)


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