Senior Product Manager & Tax Liaison – MYOB Australia PTY LTD
Current Secretary of the DSPANZ Board
Mike joined DSPANZ (ABSIA) in 2014 and has played an active role since. Mike held a director’s position in DSPANZ from 2015 to 2021
and 2022 to current and has been the Company Secretary since 2015. During this time, he has represented the Tax Agent software industry in
Mike has been working in the Software industry for over 40 years in several disciplines. The last 23 years has been spent with MYOB,
Solution 6 and Xlon. Most of this time has been devoted to the Accountants Tax Return preparation, management, and lodgment systems, more
recently being involved in payroll, Business Management Software, and the use of SBR across the product Suite. Mike is also responsible
for the MYOB API Connections to Inland Revenue New Zealand, MBIE (NZ) and ABR.
Since working with MYOB Mike has built up a good rapport with members of the ATO, ABRS, IRD and other people in the industry. Mike was a
member of the Single Touch Payroll Advisory Group and has devoted many hours to help guide this program. More recently being engaged in the
MBR Business Advisory Group recently disbanded after the Government stopped the program. Mike brought the proposal of the NZDAG to DSPANZ
from a strong member in New Zealand and worked with the team in setting this up, continuing to be a member today.
Mike has often taken the lead with DPO and ATO project teams in driving the direction of the ATO testing environments with a goal to ensure
the industry has appropriate standards of environments allowing easier development.
The industry is getting busier as technology use accelerates and we all need to find better use of our resources.