January 19, 2015 – RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced that Megan Smithies has joined the firm as Director Government Services, based in the Canberra office.
Megan’s extensive government experience will inform her efforts to build stronger relationships with the public sector. She brings a deep understanding of the challenges that face government agencies. Megan has advised on issues such as budget and economic policy, expenditure and review priorities, capital investment and divestment decisions, service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness reviews, balance sheet management, taxation policy and administration, risk, and governance issues. Megan will work with the different practices across RSM Bird Cameron as an advisor on public sector projects.
Before joining RSM Bird Cameron Megan worked within the government sector for more than 25 years. In her most recent role as Director General for Commerce and Works Directorate for the ACT government, Megan sponsored major reforms to the ACT’s capital infrastructure program (The Capital Framework). This project led to the introduction of a range of new delivery models, improved infrastructure delivery mechanisms, risk quantification and management and better project governance structure.
Megan has also held roles as Under Treasurer, Treasury, Directorate and Executive Director, Budget Treasury Directorate with the ACT government.
Andrew Sykes, Director of RSM Bird Cameron Canberra, said, “RSM Bird Cameron works with a number of government clients and Megan’s impressive experience will complement the firm’s existing public sector knowledge. There are a variety of opportunities for the firm to help government agencies and Megan’s role is to help create linkages between the firm’s services and capabilities, and government needs, furthering clients’ understanding of how RSM Bird Cameron’s services can benefit public sector organisations.”
About RSM Bird Cameron
RSM Bird Cameron is the largest mid-tier accounting firm in Australia with national ownership and profit sharing and offers a full range of specialist advisory services, including business consulting and advisory, assurance and advisory, taxation consulting, corporate consulting and turnaround and insolvency. RSM Bird Cameron is a core member firm of RSM International, the seventh largest network of independent accounting and consulting firms in the world.