Meet Our Team

Mike Nolan, CPA, CFE, CGMA

Partner in Charge of the Audit Department

Mike Nolan knows auditing inside and out.  With more than 16 years of experience in public accounting, he is the partner in charge of Hayashi Wayland’s audit practice.  Prior to joining Hayashi Wayland in 2004, he spent six years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Silicon Valley audit practice.

Mike specializes in:
Audit, accounting, fraud examination and consulting services.

He is known for:
Being a good listener, detail-oriented and highly responsive. Mike sees things through the eyes of clients, which serves as the basis of his attentive, client-centered approach.

He works with:
Clients in the agriculture, technology, manufacturing and retail industries, along with government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

His best capabilities are:
Tackling complex auditing and accounting issues, considering and analyzing a variety of alternatives and researching them thoroughly to find the correct answer. He’s also a pro at explaining the results of his research in easy-to-understand terms to help clients make solid decisions.

What Mike likes most about his job:
“I enjoy talking with my clients about the successes or challenges their organization is facing, especially when I can use my experience and expertise to help them solve their problems. I find that to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”

He’s a published author:
Mike co-authored the Coastal Grower article, “The Differences Between Compiled, Reviewed and Audited Financial Statements.”

Outside of Hayashi Wayland, Mike helps the community in several ways. He volunteers extensively, and serves as a board member for the CPE Forum of Monterey County, as an Audit Committee Chair for the Hartnell College Foundation, as Treasurer and Board Member of the Salinas Downtown Rotary, and as Accounting Advisory Board Member for Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo.

Mike’s a winner:
In 2013, the Salinas Rotary Club honored Mike’s exceptional service and named him Rotarian of the Year.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • AICPA Government Audit Quality Center Member
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)


  • Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Accounting and Finance from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo
  • Graduate-level courses in the Masters in Tax Program, Golden Gate University

What you may not know about Mike…
Outside of the office and volunteer venues, Mike can be found on playing fields and in the ocean. He has three pre-teen children who play sports year-round, so he serves as their personal coach and cheering section. Mike is also an avid scuba diver, and enjoys underwater adventures in Monterey Bay, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. His next stop? Belize, where he plans to dive in the “blue hole” and hopes to dive with a whale shark.


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