Michael G. McGovern, CPA


Mike joined BPS in 1994, becoming a shareholder in 2002. His practice focuses primarily on the firm’s owner-managed business clients. Prior to that, Mike served as an auditor for Ernst & Young in Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina.

Clients really appreciate the fact that BPS is a locally owned firm with deep roots in our communities. Our people serve on boards and as volunteers at churches, schools, sports leagues, and other non-profit organizations, sharing their time and knowledge. We encourage all of our people to invest in our community.

His experience includes clients in manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications, information technology, construction, retail, life sciences, professional services, health care, retirement plans, and nonprofits.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Compilations and Reviews
  • Internal Controls
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Quality of Earnings
  • Business Start-ups
  • Business Forecasting Models
  • State 911 Studies
  • ALTA Best Practices Compliance
Industry Expertise:
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Telecommunications and Technology
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Life Sciences
  • Professional Services
  • Health Care
  • Retirement Plans
  • Nonprofits
Professional Involvement:
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
Speaking Engagements:
  • Non-Traditional Compensation Strategies for Start-Ups, Growth Summit 2022, Columbia, SC
  • Patents/Organization/Accounting and Regulations panel at SCBIO’s “Starting Up Medical Device Companies” workshop, Florence, SC
  • Financial Reporting for Wireless Carriers, Rural Cellular Association, Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Annual Wireless Accounting and Finance Workshop, Las Vegas, NV and Charlotte, NC
Community Involvement:
  • Parish Finance Council, St. Joseph Church
  • Board of Directors and Former Treasurer, Columbia Free Medical Clinic
  • Former Board of Directors, Cardinal Club, Cardinal Newman School
  • Treasurer – Porsche Club of America, Three Rivers Region
  • Leadership Columbia (2010)
  • Former Secretary/Former Treasurer, Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Colombo Division
  • B.S., Accounting, Clemson University