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Machen McChesney Announces New Managing Partner

Machen McChesney, one of the region's leading CPA and business advisory firms, is excited to announce Michael D. Machen, CPA,CVA, has been named the firm’s new Managing Partner. 

Marty Williams, the former managing partner, said: “It has been my privilege for 14 years to serve as Managing Partner for Machen McChesney. I will continue serving clients and working side by side with the leadership team Returning Value to our clients and community. I am confident Mike will lead the firm forward by striving to deliver exceptional client experiences while progressively navigating through ever-changing technological, economic, and regulatory changes. The firm looks forward to his leadership. 

Michael D. Machen, CPA, CVA

Michael D. Machena lifelong resident of Auburn, AL, has 33 years of experience providing accounting, tax, and advisory services to individuals and businesses. Mike regularly Returns Value to clients needing his expertise in the areas of accounting & auditing, taxation, business valuation, and business advisory services. He also has extensive industry expertise in construction, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and professional services.

Mike has been a partner for 25 of the 29 years with Machen McChesney providing leadership in administration, process improvement, quality control, peer review, marketing, business development, client service, mentoring, and staff training. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was employed as an accountant and supervisor at Warren Averett in Birmingham, AL. Mike is a University of North Alabama graduate with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance.

Mike is passionate about giving back to the community. He currently serves voluntary positions in multiple community organizations and is a past president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and the Foundation for Auburn’s Continuing Enrichment for Schools. 

About Machen McChesney:

Machen McChesney, a CPA and business advisory firm, has a 69-year history of Returning Value to its individual and business clients, friends, and community. The firm has offices in Auburn and Montgomery, Alabama, with 47 professionals and staff members. The firm offers comprehensive services, which include accounting and outsourcingaudit and assurancebusiness advisorybusiness valuationestate and trust taxfamily office and elder careindividual and business tax, industry specialization, international tax, and wealth management.

Machen McChesney is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms. For more information about Machen McChesney, its people, services, experience, and alliances, visit