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Michelle Shafizadeh

Michelle Shafizadeh


Michelle has over 26 years within a public sector audit office and large mid-tier firms, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Michelle has substantial experience in governance, risk management, accounting, audit and financial reporting advice, writing better practice guides and policies and performing quality assurance activities and legislative compliance reviews. She also has experience in the development of audit methodologies for financial, performance, KPI, controls and information systems audit for private and sector audit offices.

Michelle's extensive experience, industry knowledge and professional network benefits her role as lead Partner for Governance Risk Advisory, which focuses on providing the new Governance Risk Advisory service within state government, local government and private sectors.

Governance and Risk Advisory service offering

  • Internal, external, compliance, KPI, controls and performance audits
  • Governance, risk management, legislative compliance, internal control and policy development advice and reviews
  • Pre-review prior to an external review by the ASIC, Parliament, Auditor General, regulators and other third parties
  • Assistance with implementation or follow-up of external audit, regulator, third party reviewer recommendations
  • Quality review of audit practice management, governance practices and audit engagement files within private and public sector audit offices
  • Quality review of audit and investigations files within the private and public sector
  • Development, maintenance and implementation of audit methodologies and software
  • Better practice reviews
  • Audit and risk committee advice and support

Michelle's areas of expertise include:

  • Investigative audits
  • Financial reporting and disclosures
  • Internal audit
  • Compliance audit
  • Performance audit
  • Business and financial system reviews
  • Process improvement and trouble shooting
  • Better practice and quality assurance reviews


  • Audit and Assurance
  • Audit Quality
  • Business Advisory
  • Corporate Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Governance and Risk Advisory
  • Litigation


  • Education
  • Energy, Mining and Renewables
  • Health and Aged Care
  • Local Government
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Retail
  • State Government