Michael Strong

Partner, Bristol

Michael Strong

Michael advises businesses in a number of sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, innovative businesses, professional practices, property, agriculture, media and entertainment, pension schemes, RICS regulated businesses, and legal practices.

He is a member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit Group and in addition to his portfolio of charity clients, he is a trustee of two registered charities.

Michael’s wide-ranging advice to his clients includes financial reporting, tax, auditing, accounting, corporate finance transaction support, and strategic advice.

In addition to his client portfolio, Michael delivers internal training courses, and is a member of the firm’s Cold File Review Panel, which conducts in-house reviews of audits.

Michael joined Saffery Champness in 2004 after training and qualifying with KPMG.


Key experience

  • Providing statutory audit work and tax compliance services to a range of companies.
  • Helping clients to maximise reliefs from tax incentives including R&D.
  • Advice on changes to accounting standards, including under IFRS and UK GAAP, and how this interacts with tax.
  • Company valuations for tax or corporate finance purposes.
  • Strategic advice on the appointment of business and investment assets from a trust, including the interaction of taxes and company re-organisations.
  • Advising clients on management charges and transfer pricing issues.
  • Advice to charities on numerous issues, including VAT, trading subsidiaries, systems and controls, financial reporting and governance.
  • Detailed reviews of client money controls for compliance with RICS rules and best practice.

Interests

Michael is a keen musician, playing the piano and bass guitar with a number of local groups.

He is the trustee of two charities, including the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, for which he chairs the Audit and Finance Committee, and his local Village Hall.

Michael is married with two children.

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