Michael CortisDirector


Bachelor of Commerce
Certified Practicing Accountant
Business Growth & Tax Specialist 

Michael joined Tate Partners in January 2018 and was appointed a Director in July 2021.

Michael has worked in professional practice since commencing his career in Adelaide in 1998. He qualified as a CPA in 2001 and since then has worked in a number of roles in practice and industry, both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Relocating to Melbourne in 2003 after two years in London, Michael spent nine years with a large mid-tier accounting firm where he worked with clients across a diverse breadth of industries, including property and construction, retail, hospitality, not-for-profit and the arts. 

Michael has strong tax knowledge and his personal nature makes for a uniquely skilled professional who conveys complex information clearly, with an outcomes-based approach. Michael has acted as accountant for some of Australia’s leading tax experts.

Michael also spent a number of years in an industry role, in a key management and advisory position. This role, in a capital and labour intensive business, gave him valuable experience in understanding the day-to-day pressures of running a diverse and successful business group. Returning to public practice, this experience enables him to combine his technical expertise in accounting, taxation and business processes with a commercial outlook and an understanding of key business drivers.

  • Michael and his partner have three young daughters.
  • Michael has a particular interest in the creative arts, and has served in a voluntary capacity with a number or arts industry organisations. Michael is also a volunteer with Bandmates Victoria, a program that matches volunteers with music lovers with disability and/or mental health issues, supporting them to get out and see live music.
  • He enjoys working closely with business owners to help them better understand and optimise the financial and taxation aspects of their business.

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