Michael Schlederer


On graduating from university, Michael began his accounting career in a boutique accounting practice working with small, growing businesses where, he gained a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience exceeding those of his peers at larger firms.

Michael went on to gain hands-on experience working as the finance manager for a top-50 ASX listed company. In this role, he not only looked after the day-to-day accounting but also prepared General Purpose Financial Reports amongst other announcements for release to market.

Michael moved into the corporate finance team in which he further developed his extensive financial modelling skills, used to determine business investment decisions. These positions stressed the importance of cash flow for a business.

Returning to public accounting, Michael established his own practice, Schlederer Associates focusing on small, growing businesses and investors. With the support of many of the people he met through his career so far, Michael quickly built up a successful practice working closely with his clients to support their achievements and success. Michael was able to offer new ideas and support new technologies which helped to drive his clients for growth.

Michael joined DFK Richard Hill in 2012 where he continues to provide business, accounting and tax advice to entrepreneurs and investors to help them grow and build wealth in the ever challenging economy. He believes in taking the time to understand the unique circumstances of each of his clients allowing him to offer solutions appropriate to every unique situation.

Michael has extensive experience with clients in numerous industries, including;

  • Information Technology services
  • Property development and investment
  • Share trading and investing
  • Manufacturing and retailing
  • Building and architecture services
  • Health and medical services
  • Child care services
  • Legal services

Michael holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce (BCom), is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA) and is a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA). He is currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance with the Governance Institute of Australia.