RSM Australia appoints three new principals

RSM LogoFebruary 18, 2016RSM Australia, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has appointed three new principals, bringing the total count of principals to 38 and partners to 95.

The three new principals are Nadine Marke and Dan Hutchens, who are both based in Perth, and Jessica Olivier, who has joined the Sydney office.

Nadine Marke, Perth
Nadine joined RSM Australia in 2007. She has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate advisory services, working in the UK and Australia. Nadine currently leads RSM’s litigation support services in Perth focusing on valuations and financial investigations. She is an accredited CA Business Valuation Specialist. Nadine is based in Perth.

Dan Hutchens, Perth
Dan joined RSM Australia in February 2016. He has extensive experience in providing co-sourced and outsourced internal audit services, risk management services and governance advice to the public and private sectors. His clients include state government agencies and private and listed companies. Dan is based in Perth.

Jessica Olivier, Sydney
Jessica joined RSM Australia in January 2016. Jessica has extensive experience in R&D Tax, including in assisting a diverse range of industries to identify R&D opportunities and access R&D tax benefits. Her clients range from start-up innovators to SMEs and large multi-national corporations. Jessica started her corporate tax career in the UK in 2000 and has worked in Australia since 2005. She is based in Sydney.

Kim Hutchinson, national chairman, RSM Australia, said, “RSM Australia continues to grow through the promotion of senior staff who provide quality expertise and advice. These appointments demonstrate the firm’s commitment to employee development, which results in outstanding service to clients.

“We are pleased to be able to further develop our support for clients on the East Coast in the area of R&D Tax advice. We are well aware that the avenue to growth for many Australian businesses is through innovation and this area of expertise is just one where we can support their ambitions.”

In addition to these principal appointments, Con Paoliello has been appointed as Managing Partner of the Perth office. His appointment was effective 1 January 2016. Con takes over the role from James Komninos. Con is also RSM’s National Head of Tax Services. He has more than 25 years’ experience at both a national and international level in providing tax advice and specialist tax consulting services to the public and private sector.

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About RSM 

RSM is a full service national accounting and advisory firm delivering expert corporate financial and advisory accounting services to clients across diverse industry sectors.

Its unique one-firm structure means clients can more readily connect to its extensive national and international networks, expertise and industry experience.

Nationally RSM has 29 offices, combined with over 90 years’ experience. Its network spans across 120 countries and comprises 730 offices.

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RSM Bird Cameron introduces RSM health+

August 1, 2011RSM Bird Cameron, one  of the largest mid-tier accounting firm in Australia, has announced RSM health+, tailored accounting and business advisory solutions for health professionals including allied health, physicians, dentists, pharmacists and GPs.

Dr Rod Paton, Dentist, said, “As a dentist, my focus is on my patients. I rely on RSM Bird Cameron to help manage the business side of the practice – whether it’s planning tax affairs or feedback on ways to improve, I know they’re looking after my interests.”

RSM health+ understands the challenges that health professionals commonly face, such as lack of resources, capital or succession planning. RSM health+ is designed to help overcome these challenges while building wealth, balancing risk and effectively managing cash flow.

Kim Hutchinson, national chairman, RSM Bird Cameron, said, “The RSM Bird Cameron difference lies in the close and enduring relationships it has with its clients. RSM Bird Cameron works closely with health professionals, regularly consulting with its advisory panel of health professionals to ensure that it is across the latest developments and opportunities.

“RSM Bird Cameron’s ability to provide advice within tight timeframes means health professionals are able to make decisions efficiently, while maintaining focus on their business and taking maximum advantage of opportunities when they arise.”

Damian Bennett, Bennett Pharmacy Group, said, “Over the last 15 years, RSM Bird Cameron has provided expert advice and guidance as we have bought, sold and operated pharmacies. We now operate across two states with annual sales exceeding A$10m.”

Hutchinson said, “RSM health+ draws on almost 100 years of experience and offers expertise from more than 70 directors in 28 offices across Australia. It has the technical knowledge to drive health professionals’ business processes, build wealth and protects assets long term so they can put patients’ needs first every time.”

RSM health+ offers advices in the specialist areas including:

Tax advisory services
* Specialist knowledge of health accounting and taxation issues
* Compliance GST, fringe benefits tax, income tax
* Non-commercial losses
* Income splitting
* Negative gearing

Wealth creation services
* Personal wealth goal setting
* Budgeting for lifetime financial requirements
* Succession planning
* Self-managed superannuation funds
* Exit strategies and management succession

Asset protection services
* Structuring advice
* Wealth management and preservation
* Ownership succession
* Asset protection
* Business valuations

Cash flow services
* Business plans and budgets
* Financial management
* Merger and acquisition advice
* Feasibility studies
* Capital raisings
* Finance applications.

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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 sixth largest network of independent accounting and consulting firms in the world.