ABOUT Michael D. Coffer, CPA


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Michael D. Coffer, CPA, MBA is a licensed CPA based in Reno, Nevada working solely for you or in conjunction with your employees, other consultants, legal advisors, bankers and other licensed professionals across the USA. I have over 35 years experience providing accounting and tax services as a practicing CPA, CFO/Controller and outside financial advisor to individuals and various size organizations, across numerous industries and non-profit activities.


My private accounting practice involves working with you, and/or your staff, and/or other licensed professionals using an integrated approach to provide customized services to meet your accounting, tax compliance, and financial planning and reporting needs. Unlike many firms, I combine my extensive experience in traditional financial management services with the latest developments in management consulting, accounting systems and technology, tax law and accounting rules, and personal financial planning.


Once you have explored this website and learned more about me and my service offerings, I would be pleased to meet with you or your accounting staff to discuss your specific goals and requirements. I look forward to learning more about how I can assist you in creating your vision of future results!


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He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress.

- Anwar Sadat


Chance favors the prepared mind.

- Louis Pasteur



Michael D. Coffer, CPA, MBA

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Nevada (2001) and Texas (1978)
  • Continuous, active membership in the American Institute of CPAs (since 1979), Nevada Society of CPAs, (since 2001) and Texas Society of CPAs (since 1978)
  • Certified Credit Executive, licensed by the National Association of Credit Managers (since 2005)

Bachelor of Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

  • Graduated Summa cum Laude with 3.9 GPA (1976)
  • Majors: English and Accounting; Minor: History
  • Received full athletic scholarship for intercollegiate tennis

Masters of Business Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Graduated Magna cum Laude with 3.7 GPA (1982)
  • Course emphasis: Business Strategy, Finance, Economics and Systems Analysis

Continuing professional education exceeded annually all licensure requirements since 1978



  • Audit Manager, Public Accounting, Arthur Andersen & Co and other firms, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas (1976 - 1979)
  • Proprietor and Manager, Michael D. Coffer, CPA, San Antonio, Texas and Reno, Nevada (1985 Present)
  • Manufacturing Operations Audit, Datapoint Corporation, San Antonio, Texas (1979 - 1982)
  • Manager, International Accounting and Reporting, Datapoint Corporation (1982 - 1984)
  • Controller, Trimac Transportation, Inc., San Antonio, Texas (1984 - 1985)
  • VP, Treasurer and Controller, Performance Technology, Inc. San Antonio, Texas (1985 1993)
  • CFO, Controller, Stinson Manufacturing Company, San Antonio, Texas (1993 1995)
  • CFO, VP, Finance, ATX Technologies, Inc., San Antonio and Irving, Texas (1995 - 2000)
  • Financial Planner, Schultz Financial Group, Reno, Nevada (2001 2002)
  • Executive Branch Auditor, State of Nevada, Carson City, Nevada (2002 2003)
  • Reno Division Controller, Young Electric Sign Co., Sparks, Nevada (2003 2007)
  • Chief Accounting Officer, Nitches, Inc., San Diego, CA & Reno, Nevada (2008 2009)
  • Manager of Financial Reporting, Haws Corporation, Sparks, Nevada (2010 2014)

Activities include part time assignments as instructor of accounting and finance courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and San Antonio College, as well as presenting numerous educational seminars to the public on financial topics of interest.