Alerding, a 1971 Indiana University graduate who has worked in public accounting for forty-five years, has been extensively involved in the Indianapolis community. Some of his charitable work includes serving as a Distinguished Director Emeritus for both WFYI Channel 20 and the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. He sits on the board of the Indianapolis Humane Society and is a Trustee for Cathedral High School. He was also chosen as Indiana’s Accounting Advocate of the Year in both 1989 and 2000.
“Our accounting department is honored and proud to have one of the best networks of successful alumni in the world,” said James Wahlen, Chair, Department of Accounting at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. “Mr. Alerding exemplifies the commitment to excellence that we foster at the Kelley School of Business and the importance of giving back to our local communities,” he added.
“I am truly humbled to be part of this inaugural group,” said Michael Alerding. “To be included among these other prestigious winners is an honor,” he added.
In 1998, Alerding cofounded Alerding CPA Group in Indianapolis where he currently serves as Senior Director, after stepping down as Managing Director in 2011. His current responsibilities include litigation support, business valuations, succession planning consulting and audit and accounting engagements. He is also an alumnus of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series in Indianapolis and a former columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal. Additionally, Alerding is licensed in both Indiana and New York.
Alerding CPA Group was formed in 1998 to provide privately-held companies and non-profit organizations with audit and accounting, consulting and tax services. Celebrating its 18th year of operations, Alerding CPA Group was listed as the 17th largest Indianapolis-area accounting firm in 2015 by the Indianapolis Business Journal.