O’Keefe Hires Analyst Andrew Austin, Senior Associate Alec Girdler

The Bloomfield Hills financial and strategic advisory firm O’Keefe has hired Andrew “AJ” Austin will be joining the firm as an analyst and Alec Girdler as a senior associate.
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Andrew “AJ” Austin
Alec Girdler

The Bloomfield Hills financial and strategic advisory firm O’Keefe has hired Andrew “AJ” Austin will be joining the firm as an analyst and Alec Girdler as a senior associate.

Prior to joining O’Keefe, Austin served as a finance and accounting intern at Magna International, an automotive parts manufacturer based in Troy. He is a recent graduate from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance with honors.

Austin resides in Grosse Pointe.

Girdler is a seasoned accounting professional across an array of industries, including but not limited to, banks, business and consumers services, manufacturing and distribution. He has extensive experience in purchase price accounting for private equity portfolio companies, advising clients in the implementation of complex accounting standards, and assisting clients in designing controls to respond to identified weaknesses in internal controls.

Prior to joining O’Keefe, Girdler served as an assurance senior at Plante Moran where he gained experience performing financial statement audits under PCAOB and AICPA standards, as well as SOX 404 internal audits.  He is a CPA and a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Girdler lives in Royal Oak.