Phone (08) 8981 5585

Contact Michael
t +61 8 8981 5585
m +61 402 642 283
e mhaaren@nexiaem.com.au

Michael is a Manager within the Audit and Assurance division of the firm.

Michael has more than 11 years’ experience in the provision of assurance and advisory services across a broad range of sectors that have included Aboriginal Corporations incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 as well as other entities providing services to Aboriginal communities. Other sectors for which he has significant experience and expertise include the Northern Territory Government, councils, charities, schools and other not-for-profit entities.

Formal qualifications

Michael is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and Certificate of Market Research from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Management from the Australian Institute of Management.

Professional expertise

Financial statement audits

Michael has a significant amount of expertise and experience in performing financial statement audits with clients operating in sectors that include Aboriginal Corporations, building and construction, charities, councils, education and training, government (Commonwealth, Northern Territory, South Australia and Timor Leste), health and aged care, manufacturing, mining and exploration, motor vehicle dealerships, primary production, professional services, sport and recreation, transport and utilities.

Michael is also an Authorised Auditor (Manager) for the Northern Territory Auditor-General where he has been responsible for managing and performing key aspects of engagements that have included compliance audits, end of year reviews, financial statement audits and performance management system (PMS) audits. PMS audits performed have included a review of contract management processes, an evaluation of internal audit functions and an assessment of measures and targets and the way in which they are established, monitored, reported and used to evaluate performance.

Internal audits and advisory

Michael has extensive experience in the provision of internal audit and other advisory services. Some of the work for which he has been involved:

Michael also formerly held the role of principal internal auditor for a Caterpillar dealership in Adelaide where he was responsible for establishing the internal audit function and familiarising management and staff with internal audit and its purpose, authority, roles and responsibilities. Internal audits performed had a strong emphasis on fraud risk mitigation and performance improvement and included end-to-end processes related to procure-to-pay, payroll, stock management, work order management, equipment sales and rental operations.

Corporate governance

Michael has solid experience as a board member for a number of not-for-profit entities in South Australia and the Northern Territory that have included the NT Football League Umpires’ Association, Playgroup NT and Ausdance SA where he has provided advice and support in the areas of governance, risk, budgets, financial management and strategic planning.

He is currently a member of the Northern Territory Chartered Accountants Panel where he is responsible for representing member views on a range of pertinent issues.

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