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Linda Strussione, CPA

President

Office (586) 323-3663

SPECIALTIES AND EXPERIENCES

Linda Strussione joined the firm in November 1983, and purchased the practice in 1991. She was mentored by Gordon Owens to develop the firm with a strong concentration in condominium, homeowner associations and HUD properties. Linda works and manages Owens & Strussione, P.C.’s team of auditors and its professional client portfolio of approximately 200 condominium, cooperative housing and homeowner associations ranging in size up to 691 units. She performs audit and review engagements for these associations and provides consultation services for accounting, budgeting, and tax related issues, as well as litigation support and fraud examination. Linda has been a presenter at numerous conferences for the Michigan Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAl) and United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM) on topics including reserve funding, budgets, audits, and accounting. Additionally, Linda provides business consulting and tax services to corporate clients in various industries, individual tax preparation, and client representation for Internal Revenue Service, state and local tax audits and compliance issues. Linda has testified as a qualified Expert Witness in both business and condominium related lawsuits. She also provides consultation services for estate planning and trust issues.

MEMBERSHIPS

Linda is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the Community Associations Institute (CAl), and the Michigan Chapter of CAl. She also serves as a volunteer member of the CAl Legislative Action Committee (LAC) since 2008. She was actively involved with the MICPA Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs and lobbyists regarding Michigan House Bill 4355, which became effective January 14, 2014 and clarifies condominium annual audit and review requirements. She is currently working with LAC to rewrite the Michigan Condominium Law.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

Linda earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Wayne State University in 1982. In April 1987 she became a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), and joined the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in March 1989.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Linda maintains her CPA continuing education requirements and HUD auditor standards as required. Courses taken in the last several years pertaining to Government and Nonprofits are as follows:

  • Common Interest Realty Association (CIRA) Accounting & Audit Update
  • Understanding and Evaluating Internal Controls
  • Tax Fraud and Identity Theft
  • Accounting and Auditing Update
  • Accounting for Non-profit and Government
  • Accounting and Reporting for Non-Profits
  • Government and Non-profit Update
  • Real World Business Ethics
  • Analytical Procedures for Non-profit Organizations
  • Financial Performance Measurement Analysis
  • Everything You Want to Know About Government Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • Performing Effective and Efficient Audit Procedures
  • Compliance Reviews and Preparations Using New Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) 21
  • Forensic Accounting: A Comprehensive Guide to Conducting Financial Fraud Investigations
  • New Clarified Auditing Standards
  • Ethics Rules for Tax Preparers
  • Ethics - Why it Matters in Difficult Times
  • Ethics - Profit from Doing Good
  • Audits of HUD Assisted Projects
  • Studies on Single Audit and Yellow Book Deficiencies
  • Non Profit Financial Environment Compliance
  • Auditing- New Yellow Book Fraud and Failure to Detect Embezzlement Using the AICPA Not for Profit Audit Guide Accounting Reporting on the Internet (REAC)