Mike Welbes, CPA, ABV

VP, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mike has more than 20 years of experience serving clients with their tax, accounting, business valuation and management advisory needs in a variety of industries. As partner, he leads the firm’s growth efforts through merging and acquiring CPA firms that meet Honkamp’s vision and culture, and he has been a frequent speaker on tax strategies at franchise association conferences. Prior to joining Honkamp in 1999, Mike worked at a Top 5 national CPA firm.


Corporate, partnership and individual income tax preparation and consulting; financial statement preparation; general business consulting and management services; strategic planning and ownership; and succession management

Education & credentials

B.A. in accounting, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)

Professional affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA)

Community involvement

Opening Doors/Maria House and Teresa Shelter of Dubuque and Jackson County, President of the Board of Directors
Habitat for Humanity, Past Board of Directors Member
Grand Opera House, Past President of the Board of Directors

Family life & hobbies

Mike and his wife, Carrie, have four children, Karlie, Hayley, Luke and Wil. Mike enjoys attending his children’s sporting events as well as staying active and participating in sports himself.