Michael Varnell MBA, CPA, CGMA

Audit Supervisor


Professional Experience

Michael has over fifteen years of experience in public and private accounting primarily focused in audit, review and analysis. He joined Dempsey Vantrease & Follis in 2009 as a Senior Auditor and was promoted to Supervisor in 2010.  Michael has a broad base of knowledge in various industries, including both nonprofit and for profit enterprises. His experience includes financial statement audits, internal control reporting and financial statement reviews in addition to general accounting and tax preparation.



Bachelor of Science – Middle Tennessee State University
Master of Business Administration – Middle Tennessee State University


Professional Societies and Associations

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)

Member of the Association of General Contractors


Civic Organizations

Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
Member, MTSU Alumni Association
Member, MTSU Graduate Student Association