Michelle Chopper

Michelle Chopper, CPA Director, Risk Assurance & Advisory

Michelle cares about the clients she works with, listening to and connecting with them so she can be empathetic to their daily concerns. Clients appreciate her friendly and collaborative approach to assisting them in developing solutions.

Location: Baltimore Email: michelle.chopper@cohencpa.com Phone: 410.527.3972

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (New Hampshire and Maryland)
  • B.S.B.A in accounting, Shippensburg University

Michelle is a leader on the team that develops customized solutions to help asset managers respond to critical business needs, such as those related to operational infrastructure, risk management, succession planning, financial reporting, business valuation and financial modeling. Specific to financial reporting, Michelle’s experience includes advice on technical accounting matters for hedge and private equity funds of various structures and investment strategies, and acting as a liaison between her clients, their auditors and the administrators to ensure the financial statement preparation and audit process runs efficiently. She also has deep expertise in the area of internal controls and works closely with the Assurance and Advisory teams to coordinate and execute advisory and SOC compliance services.

  • Co-Leader of the firm’s SOC Readiness and Compliance Group, involved in staff training and mentoring for the firm’s Assurance and Advisory Practices
  • Local nonprofit recreational sports organization (Vice President)
  • Shippensburg University (Finance Advisory Council Vice Chair, Alumni Admissions Representative, Accounting Club Member Speaker)
  • Author of various articles in CTA Intelligence and the Investment Management Due Diligence Association
  • Presenter at various industry events, including Operations for Alternatives and MFA Compliance
  • Maryland Association of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Women to Watch-Emerging Leaders Award (2015)
  • Junior Achievement of South Central PA (Classroom Volunteer)
Michelle lives in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children. Michelle is a passionate DIYer — there isn’t a home improvement project she’ll shy away from. When she’s not building, painting and the like, she’s shuttling kids to cheerleading, baseball or tennis. They also spend time as a family walking and biking on the Southern York County rail trail and taking camping and boating trips with their extended family.