Michelle Ellis, CPA, CVA


Fresno, CA

5 River Park Place East, Suite 320 Fresno, CA 93720

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Michelle offers audit, forensic, and business valuation services, drawing on her experience working with a wide range of firms—from small privately held to large publicly traded companies. As a Certified Valuation Analyst, Michelle employs business valuation techniques, concepts, and procedures, so individuals and companies achieve their goals given changing life circumstances.

Additionally, Michelle provides litigation support to the business community, as well as in marital dissolutions. As a member of the Central Valley Collaborative Law Affiliates—a family law group limited to legal, financial, and mental health professionals who have completed requisite collaborative and mediation training—Michelle aids families going through marital dissolution in solving their financial issues to ensure the best overall outcome for the family.

Prior to joining K·Coe Isom, Michelle was a partner with Stoughton Davidson in Fresno and an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche in San Francisco. Michelle brings over a decade of experience, working with clients in agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and government, to benefit each engagement.


  • B.A., business economics with focus in accounting, University of California, Santa Barbara


  • Licensed CPA in California
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • CalCPA, Fresno Chapter, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee: former chair
  • CalCPA, Forensic Services Section, member
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Central Valley Collaborative Law Affiliates, member

Civic Associations

  • United Way of Fresno County, Audit Committee, member

Industry Areas

Food & Ag

Mentions and articles by Michelle


In Wake of Disaster, How to Minimize Taxes on Insurance Proceeds

K·Coe Editorial | August 2, 2018

How to Treat Insurance Casualty Gains As fires rage and rampage through large areas of California, the destruction of residences, outbuildings, and commercial buildings has been widespread. K·Coe Isom has been fielding questions and concerns from many of our clients […]

Quick, What’s My Business Worth?

K·Coe Editorial | June 27, 2016

Michelle Ellis, CPA, writes a guest view article for the Business Journal. Click here to read the full article, starting on page two. Find out what the most common questions and concerns are for businesses seeking a valuation.