William Blend, CPA
Bill Blend is a Shareholder and a member of the MSL’s Governmental Practice Group (GPG). He recently served as the Firm’s Quality Control Shareholder. He has over 25 years of public and private sector accounting, audit and consulting experience.
His clients include a vast array of governments including Counties, Municipalities, Utilities, Airports and Special Districts of all sizes. He is qualified to perform audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, Federal Single Audit Uniform Guidance, and Florida Single Audit requirements.
Bill regularly performs training for organizations such as the FICPA, FGFOA, and internal MSL continuing education courses. He has been recognized by the FICPA as Outstanding Discussion Leader four times. He has also spoken in other States such as Massachusetts, Georgia, and Iowa. Bill authored the AICPA’s yellow book update CPE session in 2015 and 2016.
Bill is a certified fraud examiner. He has investigated several cases involving business fraud and has testified in court cases. Bill is also trained in the use of various data mining and Artificial Intelligence software tools.