Michael Byrnes

Audit Director


BDO Philadelphia Office



Executive Summary

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, including planning and directing audits, compilations, reviews, and other special projects and performing numerous strategic business and tax planning engagements. His professional focus is on real estate entities, with an industry sub-specialization in affordable/government-funded housing held by nonprofits and real estate limited partnerships utilizing low-income housing tax credits.

Mike has participated in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)-sponsored roundtable discussions and is a recognized authority on audits performed in accordance with the Consolidated Audit Guide for HUD Programs and Government Auditing Standards. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Housing Credit Group, a subgroup within the National Association of Home Builders, and the preeminent thought leadership group on issues affecting tax credit developers. He has served on advisory panels for real estate developers and is active in local real estate industry advocacy organizations.

Mike is BDO’s relationship partner for one of the three largest affordable housing developers in the United States and frequently consults for other BDO offices and BDO Alliance member firms.

Professional Affiliations

Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of Home Builders – Housing Credit Group, Steering Committee Member
Pennsylvania Apartment Association
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Philadelphia Alliance


B.S., Accounting, Drexel University

Community Involvement

H.A. Brown Elementary School, Corporate Supporter