Our People

Meet the people behind our personal attention. We deliver each of our services through a team of financial professionals who adhere to the highest standards of our industry. When you become a DMJ client, everyone on our team works for you.

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Our People

Meet the people behind our personal attention. We deliver each of our services through a team of financial professionals who adhere to the highest standards of our industry. And when you become a DMJ client, everyone on our team works for you.

Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) AICPA, License 32908
  • North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners, License 15072
Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), (Tax Division)
  • North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA)
  • Greensboro Estate Planning Council
  • Nat Greene Kiwanis
Professional & Community Involvement

  • North Carolina Association of CPAs, Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater Greensboro, Board of Directors
  • Leadership North Carolina, Graduate
Education

  • Thiel College in Pennsylvania, B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration (1982)

Michael R Gillis, CPA/PFS

Managing Partner | Greensboro, NC

P: 336.275.9886 | F: 336.275.1129
NC #15072

Mike Gillis is DMJ’s managing partner and helps privately-held businesses and their owners achieve their long-term financial goals with proactive planning. He is a frequent presenter on tax matters and works extensively in the area of succession and exit planning strategies for businesses.

Mike is originally from Pennsylvania. He attended Thiel College in Pennsylvania and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration, and became a CPA in 1984.  After college, Mike joined a regional CPA firm in Youngstown, Ohio, before selecting North Carolina as his home. He continued his work experience with another Greensboro firm prior to joining DMJ in 1987. As manager of DMJ’s Tax Division, Mike supervised all aspects, including corporate and individual returns, tax planning and research, employee benefits plans, estate and succession planning, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service. Mike became a tax partner in the firm on November 1, 1991. On November 1, 1997, he became the firm-wide managing partner.

He has earned the AICPA designation of Personal Financial Specialist which entails his combination of extensive tax expertise and comprehensive knowledge of financial planning. He was also a member of the CPAmerica International Board of Directors from in 2008, served as Chairman. Mike was actively involved in his children’s high school sports and had served as president of the Western Guilford High School Boosters Club.

Mike’s Recent Articles


3 Benefits of Written Exit Plans

Planning a business exit can seem like a lot of work at first. From building business value to developing capable successors to figuring out exactly what you want to do with your life after you leave, Exit Planning might look like too much work for one person to do. In our experience, Exit Planning isn’t something that business owners can tackle alone if they want to exit on their terms. But with so much to do, where can you start?
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Substantiating Charitable Contributions By Individuals

We wanted to provide you the requirement to substantiate all of your charitable contributions. If the contribution is $250 or more, you’ll need a written receipt from the charity. If you donate property valued at more than $500, additional requirements apply. General rules. For a contribution of cash, check, or other monetary gifts, regardless of […]
Read More

The Lemonade Stand

I have three important rules I try to never break:  Buy popcorn from every Cub Scout that asks.  Buy cookies from every Girl Scout that asks (but I try not to eat them).  And always stop by every Lemonade Stand to buy some. I think supporting young entrepreneurs is an absolute must. Actually, I think […]
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Read All Authored Articles

Michael R Gillis, CPA/PFS

Managing Partner | Greensboro, NC

P: 336.275.9886 | F: 336.275.1129
NC #15072

Mike Gillis is DMJ’s managing partner and helps privately-held businesses and their owners achieve their long-term financial goals with proactive planning. He is a frequent presenter on tax matters and works extensively in the area of succession and exit planning strategies for businesses.

Mike is originally from Pennsylvania. He attended Thiel College in Pennsylvania and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration, and became a CPA in 1984.  After college, Mike joined a regional CPA firm in Youngstown, Ohio, before selecting North Carolina as his home. He continued his work experience with another Greensboro firm prior to joining DMJ in 1987. As manager of DMJ’s Tax Division, Mike supervised all aspects, including corporate and individual returns, tax planning and research, employee benefits plans, estate and succession planning, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service. Mike became a tax partner in the firm on November 1, 1991. On November 1, 1997, he became the firm-wide managing partner.

He has earned the AICPA designation of Personal Financial Specialist which entails his combination of extensive tax expertise and comprehensive knowledge of financial planning. He was also a member of the CPAmerica International Board of Directors from in 2008, served as Chairman. Mike was actively involved in his children’s high school sports and had served as president of the Western Guilford High School Boosters Club.

Gillis’s Recent Articles

3 Benefits of Written Exit Plans

Planning a business exit can seem like a lot of work at first. From building business value to developing capable successors to figuring out exactly what you want to do with your life after you leave, Exit Planning might look like too much work for one person to do. In our experience, Exit Planning isn’t something that business owners can tackle alone if they want to exit on their terms. But with so much to do, where can you start?
Read More

Substantiating Charitable Contributions By Individuals

We wanted to provide you the requirement to substantiate all of your charitable contributions. If the contribution is $250 or more, you’ll need a written receipt from the charity. If you donate property valued at more than $500, additional requirements apply. General rules. For a contribution of cash, check, or other monetary gifts, regardless of […]
Read More

The Lemonade Stand

I have three important rules I try to never break:  Buy popcorn from every Cub Scout that asks.  Buy cookies from every Girl Scout that asks (but I try not to eat them).  And always stop by every Lemonade Stand to buy some. I think supporting young entrepreneurs is an absolute must. Actually, I think […]
Read More

Read All Authored Articles

Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) AICPA, License 32908
  • North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners, License 15072
Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), (Tax Division)
  • North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA)
  • Greensboro Estate Planning Council
  • Nat Greene Kiwanis
Professional & Community Involvement

  • North Carolina Association of CPAs, Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater Greensboro, Board of Directors
  • Leadership North Carolina, Graduate
Education

  • Thiel College in Pennsylvania, B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration (1982)
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