About Michael

Michael R. Atnip, CPA 

Professional Experience

Michael’s professional experience spans many industries and positions. Working in organizations large and small Michael as learned to be multi-focal and responsive. Michael’s professional experience includes:


  • Accountant – Nonprofit Organization
  • Accountant and auditor – Local CPA firm
  • Tax Supervisor – Regional CPA firm
  • Corporate Tax Specialist – Fortune 50 Company
  • Owner – AtnipCPA, PLLC

Michael’s professional career has provided a solid foundation from which to build a client service organization with a high degree of flexibility.

Michael is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  

Certification & Education

A graduate of the University of Tennessee and a Certified Public Accountant, Michael is constantly exploring new opportunities for learning.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration focusing on nonprofit finance and management.

In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Michael holds a specialty certification as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. 

Personal Background

Michael is a lifelong resident of Nashville except for his time at the University of Tennessee. It was at UT that Michael met his wife Courtney. Michael and Courtney currently have one child – Lizzie. Lizzie is the catalyst for Michael’s decision to open his own accounting practice.  

 When there is free time the Atnip family enjoys spending time with friends or watching Michael tackle home improvement projects.