Michal Kováč is a managing partner and head of the audit department at IB Grant Thornton Czech Republic. He has been a certified accountant since 1994 and chartered IFRS accountant since 2004. Michal focuses on the audit of financial institutions and leasing companies, the transformation of financial statements and on consolidations. Michal’s current client portfolio includes a wide range of different businesses, including banks, real estate, building and leasing companies. His role is to advise many of the firm's largest clients on mergers & acquisitions and perform special purpose audits and due diligence assignments. Michal is a member of the Czech Chamber of Auditors.