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Mid-tier secures former assistant auditor general


A mid-tier firm has announced the hire of a former assistant auditor general for Western Australia as it looks to launch a new service line.

By Jotham Lian 9 minute read

Mid-tier accounting and advisory network Moore Stephens has announced the appointment of Michelle Shafizadeh as a partner in its Perth office, effective from 20 January 2020.

Ms Shafizadeh, previously the assistant auditor general of technical and audit quality in Western Australia, will now join 13 other partners in Moore Stephens’ Perth leadership team.

Previously an audit and assurance partner at BDO, Ms Shafizadeh then went on to lead the national technical division at William Buck, before moving to her most recent role at the Office of the Auditor General.

She currently serves as the vice-chair for the WA CA ANZ Regional Council and is an accounting advisory board member at the Curtin Business School.

Chairman of Moore Stephens Australia David Tomasi said Ms Shafizadeh’s appointment would help launch its new assurance advisory service line.

“The new service offering will include internal/performance and compliance audit, risk management, internal control reviews, legislative compliance and other assurance advisory services,” Mr Tomasi said.

“The key focus for Michelle will be the state government sectors as well as local government and the private sector.

“Having worked for over 26 years within a public sector audit office and mid-tier firms, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that our existing and future clients will benefit from and is a valuable addition to our team as we provide additional services to our clients.”

Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian


Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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