“Clients expect an informed and questioning approach to mitigate risk, along with a friendly personal touch.”
Overseas organisations setting up in Australia find Michael’s international background invaluable. As Michael observes “Executives and investors feel more comfortable when their language, culture and business environment is understood by their accounting, tax and audit team.”
Michael heads a team of experienced accountants who specialise in audit, due diligence and assurance services. Originally from Germany, his career has included Big 4 postings to Frankfurt and numerous overseas assignments. He speaks German and is supported by a multilingual team speaking German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and Tamil.
Michael has extensive experience auditing subsidiaries of European, US, UK, Malaysian and other overseas companies, and major tourism accommodation providers. He also provides tax advice and tax return preparation for Australian foreign-owned entities.
Michael has strong relationships with Accru’s overseas associate offices, Roedl & Partner Public Accountants in Germany, and with our Austrian, German and Asian clients. As Chief Executive of Intergest Australia (worldwide business process outsourcing specialists), many overseas organisations count on Michael to look after their accounting, taxation and auditing needs when they expand to Australia.
Michael’s thirty years experience includes working with many Australian importer-distributors, manufacturers, retailers, hotels, private schools and professional and community organisations. With a sharp eye for detail, Michael ensures work is delivered to the highest possible standards.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Bachelor of Economics
- Chartered Accountant, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Registered Company Auditor
- Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor
- Nominated Registered Tax Agent
- Member of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce