Professionals & Consultants

Michele Harlan, CPA, MBA

2564 Brunswick Pike Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 883-9000 Fax: (609) 883-9008

Michele Harlan, CPA, MBA

Principal | Princeton, New Jersey

Michele started her career in public accounting in 2003. She spent the majority of her career in the audit practice at Ernst and Young before joining the Lawrenceville office of HBK in 2013. Since joining HBK, she has grown and expanded the depth of the NJ audit and assurance practice. She works with clients in a variety of industries and enjoys teaching the associate level training classes at the firm. Michele has extensive experience in applying GAAP accounting to clients ranging from small and medium sized private entities to not for profit organizations, as well as large international public enterprises. She is well versed in the requirements of SEC public filings including S1 Registration statements, annual 10K filings, and quarterly 10Q filings. She also has extensive experience auditing and reviewing all types of entities including privately held companies. Additionally, she has played many roles in due diligence activities, including issuing carve out financial statements for spin-off transactions, applying purchase accounting to acquisition deals, and developing working capital calculations. Michele is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in both New Jersey and New York.


  • B.S. in Accountancy, Villanova University, 2003
  • B.S. in Business Administration in Finance, Villanova University, 2003
  • MBA, Columbia Business School, 2011

Professional/Civic Associations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)