Michael Delaney, Partner, Business Services, Advisory

Michael Delaney

Partner, Business Services, Advisory


+61 7 4046 0035


Michael is a Tax & Advisory Partner with BDO in Cairns. As an active enthusiast within the Cairns community, his passion extends throughout his client base.

Michael has developed a specialisation in forensic accounting and due diligence; being called as an expert witness in cases in the Magistrates, District, Supreme and Family Courts. He has undertaken numerous assignments in due diligence, business valuation and insurance claims. Michael is also an experienced advisor to small business and, in particular, family business.

Michael commenced in public practice in 1987, and has worked in the audit and business services areas since. He has been a Partner of BDO and attendant firms for nearly 30 years.


  • Business advisory
  • Taxation compliance & advice
  • Due diligence
  • Investigating accountant’s reviews
  • Litigation support
  • Business valuation


  • Family business
  • Government & public sector
  • Management letting rights


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Family Business Advisor


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • President, Cairns Amateurs
  • Previous Deputy Chairman, Advance Cairns Limited
  • Previous Director, Access Community Housing Company Ltd