Our Staff

Michael C Ellis, CPA
Owner/Managing Member
Certified Public Accountant
Tax Professional
Michael Ellis is the Managing Member and Owner of Ellis & Company.  He attended Towson University and graduated with his degree in Accounting and Business. Michael has worked with small businesses and accounting firms for over 16 years, giving him the experience and diversity that makes Ellis & Company a success.  Michael currently is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Tax Preparers (NATP), and the Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA).  Further, Michael attends continuing education classes (CPE, required by tax professionals and CPA's) throughout the year to assure the highest level of service. Michael is married and is a proud father to three girls. 

Tori Upchurch
Tax Professional/Bookkeeper
Tax Manager

Tori has been with Ellis & Company for over 8 years and assists with tax preparation, bookkeeping, and client relationships. Tori has extensive experience in the world of finance and banking and is proficient in client and office administration. Tori is a Certified Quickbooks Advisor and offers various support functions to small businesses.  

Cari Schein
Cari Schein manages the day to day activities of Ellis & Company, including bookkeeping functions, managing appointments, answering phone calls, and much more.  Her attention to detail, organization and knowledge of our customers is a big reason for our success.

Staff and Firm Conclusion 
Our staff has worked closely with dozens of business and hundreds of individuals in the Maryland and DC area.  Our competitive advantage is the level of service and respect the customers receive.  As the client, you will be given undivided attention, while we learn and understand every in and out of your business or tax situation.  You will be given unparalleled access and response times.  There will be no run around with customer service or uninformed employees. 
These unique characteristics have been paramount in client retention, referrals, and satisfaction.
If you become a client of Ellis & Company you will have gained a professional, reliable, accessible, and experienced accountant and tax professional with dedicated staff, available to you all year round.   

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