Michael Tourville


I’m Michael and I have a focus in the housing and charity sectors and assist our clients in lots of different ways.

I provide statutory audit services to clients in those sectors including those classified as public interest entities and those with listed debt. I lead a range of services for the firm including property service charge certifications as well as being head of specialist assurance services. These include forensic investigations covering financial controls, procurement and contract management. I also lead regulatory and governance reviews and provide training to clients on these areas. Some really interesting stuff!

I work with some of the UK’s largest housing associations, as well as niche, specialist not for profit organisations.

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The nitty-gritty
Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)
BSc (Hons) Chemistry
Associate of the Royal College of Science

My story
After graduation, I joined the firm as a trainee in 2008 and continued my career with a key focus on social housing and charity statutoryand internal audit. I have even worked in a housing association for a while.

My role has developed over the years into one where I have a particular focus on our London and Birmingham based teams and their development. In recent years I have led on a number of specialist assignments including lean process and efficiency reviews, enhancement of operational and financial controls, forensic areas involving procurement and contract management, system implementations and data reconciliations and specific assurance regarding rents and service charge setting. Whatever challenge you face, we have seen it before.

I have a keen interest in technology (don’t judge!) and am involved in the firm’s initiatives. This includes being involved in our recent partnership with Alliance Manchester Business School and Aston Business School where we are undertaking data transformation exercises across the firm. I am also involved in assessing and exploring new initiatives and software solutions to improve our offerings to our team and our clients.

I do this too…
I have an active interest in watching and playing football when time allows (which isn’t much with two young children!).

I have enjoyed music and theatre from a young age (but it has been a while since I performed on stage!). I play the guitar (both electric and acoustic), piano and violin when there’s a spare moment.