Michael O’Hanlan, CEO of R. M. O’Hanlan Consulting, earned a B.A. in Russian Language from Michigan State University, and an M.A in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Virginia. While in graduate school, he followed his intuition and took two basic accounting courses at Piedmont Community College.
After graduating, he worked in Washington, DC as a Russian interpreter. He first discovered his future career in accounting when he took a literal shoe box containing an entire year of financial documents from his company, entered them into a spreadsheet, and compiled them into financial statements that the company’s outside accounting firm used in their audit. This was based on what he learned from two quarters of first-year college accounting!
He finished his Associates of Science in Accounting from Northern Virginia Community College, which qualified him to sit for the Certified Public Accountant’s Examination (still on the bucket list). He built his new found career first as an “accounting temp” thriving on resolving the worst financial situations which he commonly refers to as “disaster accounting.”
He was hired into telecommunications to audit invoices from outside vendor carriers. With one major carrier, within a 9-month invoice dispute window, O’Hanlan found potentially $2,300,000 in disputed charges, and won $1,500,000. He based his accomplishment on his auditing and financial analysis skills.
O’Hanlan’s experience ranges from working as an accountant for public, not-for-profit, and private companies to a Senior Advisory Associate at KPMG. He has served the accounting needs of the Washington, DC area for over 20 years.
With RMOHC, he creates individualized solutions for each client creating financial peace of mind in the client and empowers them to carry out their mission more successfully and profitably.
O’Hanlan is a Gold-Level Quickbooks® ProAdvisor certified in both Desktop and Online editions. He is dedicated to expanding his education and skills to help clients make best use of their system.
O’Hanlan is equally serious about his accounting as he is serious about making his clients’ experience positive and fun. You will find some of his humor throughout this website. Success comes when he hears a client’s relief saying “Ahhhh…” once they realize their finances are in excellent order.
In his spare time, he practices and teaches harp and viola. He is most often found at the back of the pack of your neighborhood triathlon.