Michael J. Liccar

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Mike Liccar
Occupation Principal and Managing Director
Employer Michael J. Liccar & Co.
Location Chicago
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.licar.com

Michael J. Liccar is an accountant and principal and managing director with Michael J. Liccar & Company, an accounting firm specializing in futures and securities trading.[1]


Liccar has over 30 years experience in public accounting and has specialized exclusively in the securities/futures industry since 1982. A graduate of Northern Illinois University in 1979, Liccar is a licensed CPA, a FINRA Series-24 (General Securities Principal) and Series-27 (Financial and Operations Principal), had successfully passed the Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 3 (Commodity Futures Representative) and has completed various graduate courses in Taxation at DePaul University. Through 1982 he was a Senior Accountant with KPMG, a "Big-4" CPA firm, in their Chicago and Denver offices and through 1985, was a Manager in the commodities/securities division of Checkers, Simon & Rosner C.P.A.'s (now RSM McGladrey-Chicago).

Liccar served as Chief Financial Officer of Richard J. Dennis & Company, a registered CTA and CPO which had managed over $160 million in client assets and which was general partner for two public (SEC-registered) commodity pools until Mr. Dennis' initial retirement from public commodity trading in 1988. Liccar was responsible for all financial, regulatory compliance and tax reporting for the Company and its commodity pools, as well as for all regulatory compliance and performance reporting for the "Turtle" trader program which was developed by Mr. Dennis and Mr. William Eckhardt.

Liccar served as Chairman for the Futures, Securities and Derivatives Special Interest Group of the Illinois CPA Society and as a member of its Commodity Technical Aid Task Force. He has often spoken as a panelist and speaker at numerous seminars including: the AICPA National Conference on Futures and Options, the International Market Authorities Seminar sponsored by the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), the National Futures Association ("NFA") Commodity Pool Operator/Commodity Trading Advisor Workshop, the National Institute of Bank Management of India sponsored by the CME Group, the MAR Conferences on Futures Money Management, the Futures Industry Association ("FIA") Futures & Options Expo, the FIA Law and Compliance Annual Workshops, Seminars on Managed Futures for Exchange Members sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the National Introducing Brokers Association Conference and as a faculty member for special courses on commodity compliance/back office procedures offered by IIT Chicago - Kent College of Law.

Liccar is a Director and Co-Founder of Genesis Fund Services, Ltd., an Unrestricted Mutual Fund Administrator located in Nassau, Bahamas. He currently serves as an elected township official in Crete, Illinois, previously served as an elected municipal official of Riverdale, Illinois and is a Compatriot Member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Liccar served on the original Accounting & Legal Committee and is a current member of the Managed Funds Association, and is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.


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  1. Michael J. Liccar. Michael J. Liccar & Company.