Michael Cassidy, National Leader, Forensic Services

Michael Cassidy

National Leader, Forensic Services


+61 8 6382 4761


Michael is BDO Perth’s Forensic Services Partner. He is highly regarded for his extensive experience working on high profile fraud investigations over a variety of industries.

Michael previously worked for the Office of the Auditor General in Western Australia where he undertook audit and performance examinations at a number of government agencies. As a Financial Investigator at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Michael worked on a number of high profile matters relating to asset stripping and alleged fraud. In 2004, Michael was part of the team that undertook a World Bank governance project in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Michael has forensic services experience which includes assisting clients by undertaking investigations into allegations of fraud and misconduct, the provision of fraud awareness training, developing of fraud control strategy’s and policies as well as undertaking fraud risk assessments.


  • Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Fraud and Misconduct Investigations
  • Dispute Services


  • Energy and Mining
  • Financial Services
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Not for Profit
  • Utilities


  • Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance
  • Diploma of Government Investigation
  • Diploma of Government Fraud Control
  • Diploma of Security and Risk Management
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate III in Investigative Services
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)


  • Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Licensed Investigator in New South Wales,
    South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Affiliate member