Leadership

 Alan C. Young, MST, CPA, CGMA

 Managing Director – Alan C. Young & Associates,   P.C.

 Licensed to practice as a CPA in Michigan

Alan C. Young is the founder and currently, Managing Director/CEO of Alan C. Young & Associates, P.C., one of the largest minority C.P.A. firms in Michigan being listed in Crain’s Business Detroit magazine as one of the 25 largest CPA firms for over 15 years. Founded in March, 1983, the firm employs over 30 professionals with a diverse clientele which includes churches, municipalities, school boards media personalities, professional athletes along with a number of non-profit organizations and foundations. The firm is headquartered in Detroit.

Mr. Young’s public accounting career began in 1979 with Deloitte & Touche (Deloitte) (formerly Haskins & Sells), one of the “Big Six” firms, where he served for six years. Responsible assignments at Deloitte included serving as supervisor on several audit jobs, including Fisher Body-Livonia and General Motors Assembly Division (G.M.A.D.), as well as a tax specialist in foreign taxes on location in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Young holds a Masters of Taxation degree from Walsh College, Troy, Michigan. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and is currently (unless otherwise noted) an active member in numerous charitable, civic, and community organizations including:

  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants – (Immediate Past Chairman)
  • Appointed by 2 Governors to the Michigan State Board of Accountancy
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – (Council Member)
  • Booker T. Washington Business Association (President 1992-1994; Chairman of the Board – 1995 to 1997)
  • Board of Directors – First Independence Bank of Detroit (Commencing November 1996 to present)
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Black Accountants (Past President 1992)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (National Board)
  • Washtenaw Community College Accounting Advisory Board
  • Henry Ford Health System – Detroit Campus Advisory Board of Trustees
  • Federal Reserve Board of Chicago – Past Advisory Board Member
  • Detroit Institute of Arts – Past Audit Committee Member
  • Cass Technical High School Alumni – Past Treasurer

Mr. Young is the concurring review partner on all audit, tax, consulting and compilation engagements.

 Anil Sakhuja, MBA, CPA, FCA, CGMA

 Chief Operating Officer, Audit Partner

 Licensed to practice as a CPA in Michigan

 Anil Sakhuja is the Chief Operating Officer with more than 45   years of experience serving Not-for-profit organizations, Municipalities, Churches, For-profit clients including Automotive, Manufacturers, Software Consulting and School Districts.

With more than 45 years industry experience, Mr. Sakhuja has served a wide variety of not-for-profit, for profit and governmental clients. He has extensive experience in auditing, including Single Audits under the Uniform Guidance, US GAAP, IFRS and HUD audits. He has directed all aspects of client engagements. He has reviewed and prepared individual and corporate tax returns including 5500, 990, 1065 and 1120. He has managed the audit and accounting departments, and all aspect of business operations.

Relevant Experience

Mr. Sakhuja started his career in Public Accounting in 1973 after graduating from the University of Delhi, India with a B.Sc. and a MBA. He has over 40 years of experience which includes four (4) years with a large public accounting firm as a supervisor on several large manufacturing units. The later years of experience were as an Internal Auditor and Controller for companies having multiple manufacturing and sales units. Since 1990, the majority of his experience relates to the financial and compliance audits with a concentration on governmental and not-for-profit entities. Mr. Sakhuja has researched technical issues and provided interpretation of the accounting treatment for reporting in the financial statements.

Background

Mr. Sakhuja is a Chartered Accountant and CPA licensed to practice in Michigan and is a Member of the AICPA, MICPA and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is in compliance with continuing education requirements as provided in Government Auditing Standards, having attended accounting and auditing courses related specifically to IFRS, US GAAP governments and single audits. Mr. Sakhuja also serves as an instructor in various in-house professional development courses.

Mr. Sakhuja is the review partner on all audit engagements.

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