"People who think accounting is cut and dried haven't worked at Mind the GAAP! Our clients are smart people who ask us really tough questions, many in emerging areas of GAAP. My approach is to thoroughly understand the facts and to take into account the client's drivers and constraints. My goal is to deliver advice with integrity based on sound technical research and the current regulatory environment."
Since joining Mind the GAAP in 2004, Michelle has developed and delivered numerous technical accounting courses for Mind the GAAP clients, covering US GAAP, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Some of her more recent training sessions address the accounting for business combinations, common differences between IFRS and US GAAP, and revenue recognition “basics” designed for an audience of sales force personnel.
Michelle has extensive experience delivering live training on US GAAP and internal controls throughout Australia and Asia. Her audiences often consist of finance professionals who are new to US GAAP or IFRS.
Michelle also performs research on complex accounting issues for Mind the GAAP clients. Recent consultations have involved the accounting for emissions allowances, variable interest entities and land use rights.
Michelle began her career at Arthur Andersen, with assignments in Australia, Asia and the United States. Prior to joining Mind the GAAP, Michelle was a finance manager at a Chicago-based Fortune 500 company. Michelle is a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) graduate of the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Outside of work, Michelle enjoys trying out new cooking recipes for her friends and family.