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Michael Maksymiw

Michael Maksymiw

Manager
Filomeno and Company, P.C.
Hartford, CT

 

Nothing could keep Michael Maksymiw from being an accountant. Not his father, and not even the Cincinnati Reds.

When Michael was in high school, he asked his dad, a CPA, if he could work for him one summer. His father explained that just because he was a CPA, Michael didn’t need to be one.

And then there were the Cincinnati Reds, who invited him to try out for the team after high school. He didn’t make the team, but it was still “one of the coolest experiences of my life,” he says.

Going into college, Michael decided to give accounting another look. His suspicions were right – he saw something he liked. After graduating from college and going to graduate school, Michael got a job with a small local accounting firm and is now working at Filomeno and Company, P.C. He's also a member of the American Institute of CPAs Women's Initiatives Executive Committee and is a 2010 AICPA Leadership Academy Alumnus.

As a CPA, Michael enjoys the fact that he works on something different every day. “I love helping people keep more of their money,” he says. “I love solving problems for clients, and looking for ways to help them beyond the same old stuff.” For Michael, it’s a home run.

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Stats at a Glance

Years as a CPA: 11

Hobbies outside of work: Working out, golfing, volunteering, teaching, running, baseball

Words to live by: "Don’t worry about anything that you cannot control. Always do your best."