Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers, CPA, CIA, CGMA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) with a dual concentration in International Business and Accounting from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. With a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management, Michael earned a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University. He has almost two decades of experience in higher education. Prior to joining MIT, Michael worked in the private sector as an auditor and senior accountant. He has also served as an adjunct professor for Northeastern University teaching governmental and not-for-profit financial reporting (graduate level), managerial accounting (graduate level), and financial accounting (undergraduate level).

Michael is active within ACUA and served on the Audit Committee from 2003 to 2005 and as chair of this committee from 2005 to 2011. He is a 2004 fellow within MIT’s Leader to Leader (L2L) program, which partner with senior leaders and MIT faculty in a proactive and systematic effort to build MIT's internal leadership capability.

Mr. Bowers' areas of expertise:

  • Auditing of the Federal Compliance Environment, including Research and Development Clusters
  • Integrating Internal Audit within the Business Process
  • Internal Audit’s Role in Promoting and Evaluating Institute Compliance
  • Leveraging Internal Auditing