About Bayside Accounting & Consulting

Bayside Accounting & Consulting Group, Inc. is a St. Petersburg, FL, based accounting and consulting firm that offers a range of financial services designed to maximize your business objectives.  We can assist you with generating meaningful financial statements, bank reconciliations, tax preparation, QuickBooks consulting and financial analysis.  If you're struggling to track and understand your numbers, we're ready to help.


From offering sound financial recommendations to strategic planning, we have you covered.  We can assist you with preparing meaningful financial statements, prepare your federal tax returns, while minimizing your tax liability.   Our tax planning and accounting services can help you increase your bottom line, and we place great focus on showing clients how to achieve success while exceeding expectations.  We're dedicated to working for your satisfaction on a schedule that suits your needs.

Michael L Haan, MBA, CPA is the founder, and Managing Partner of Bayside Accounting & Consulting Group, Inc.   Prior to starting Bayside in 2002, Mr. Haan enjoyed a 20 year career in commercial banking.  During which time, Mr. Haan focused on providing commercial loans to small and mid-sized businesses and to the commercial real estate industry.


As Senior Vice President in the banking industry, Haan worked closely with his banking clients advising them on how to successfully grow their business by optimizing their company’s balance sheet with just the right mix of debt capital and retained earnings.


As a CPA, Haan works with his business clients helping them achieve performance goals by continually communicating their business results through financial statements and customized reports. Haan assists clients in securing new sources of capital from both banks and private investors.


Mr. Haan is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is capable of assisting clients with their software needs.  His client portfolio is broad and varied, working with clients in the franchise industry, financial services, retail advertising, print advertising and marketing arena(s).


Mr. Haan holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance, from Michigan State University.  He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.


Maria Haan works with new and seasoned C-level Management, Franchisees, Franchisors, and General Managers, motivating them out of their comfort zone while growing their talents benefiting the bottom-line of the business.


As the former Director of National Sales for an internationally franchised direct marketing company, she successfully managed teams tasked with developing new business and generating topline revenues of $30MM. After achieving success in this role, Maria held the positions of the Director of Franchise Development and Director of Network Business Development and to further her hands-on understanding of the fundamentals as well as best practices that deliver profitable performance improvements. Today Maria continues her career consulting directly with Franchise Executive Boards and communication programs aimed at strengthening small to mid-sized companies and franchised systems.


Maria is an experienced professional in the franchising industry and holds the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association. She is committed to championing the best practices of franchising, franchisor/franchisee relations and coaching franchise professionals to greater levels of performance using her time tested techniques and talent.


Prior to her career in franchising, Maria also spent 13 years in the banking industry where she taught classes on understanding consumer lending, managed daily branch operations and a lending portfolio.


Maria is a graduate of the University of South Florida with dual Degrees in Finance and Marketing. 

Bayside Accounting & Consulting Group, Inc. | 204 37th Avenue NE Suite 168 St. Petersburg, FL 33704 | Telephone: 727-864-3015