Alex DiBartolomeo is smiling and wearing a black suit jacket, white shirt and red and blue striped tie. He is standing in front of a green background.

Alex DiBartolomeo, B.B.A.’13, M.S.A.’14

The Ambitious Accountant

Director, UHY Advisors

Alex DiBartolomeo was counting on a great career when he attended Western Michigan University. Inspired by his father who studied accountancy and is an alumnus of WMU Haworth, DiBartolomeo pursued the same path. In college, he was ahead of the curve by completing two accounting and finance internships at Stryker before his senior year. 

He pursued a graduate degree in accountancy at Western, too, prior to passing the CPA exam and accepting his first position at PwC as an auditor. DiBartolomeo accrued a couple of promotions within his first several years in the field, moving from an associate in PwC’s audit practice to a manager in the company’s deals practice. At PwC, DiBartolomeo gained valuable experience serving some of the largest and most complex clients and engagements. He also completed a three-month trip to India to help train and grow their Service Delivery Center. 

His professional ledger is strong and what led him to his current role at UHY—where he has helped lead and grow the financial due diligence practice within the Great Lakes region from three to 11 people and revenue by more than 200%. DiBartolomeo understands that education is a long-term asset, which is why he serves on the Michigan Association of CPAs Financial Literacy and Emerging Leaders Task Forces to promote financial literacy and education as well as the accounting profession.

Funniest Work Experience:

“I was scheduled on an inventory count for a new client with a plant in Alabama in my first role after graduation. I missed my flight and ended up taking a red eye to Georgia. I landed just after midnight, rented a car and drove from Atlanta to Birmingham, Alabama. I made it to the plant by 6 a.m. When I arrived, I was told I needed to count the second warehouse first since the snakes usually come out around noon. I didn’t count the second warehouse …”