RSM Australia appoints four new partners and nine new principals

RSM LogoRSM Australia, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has appointed four new partners, and nine new principals, bringing the total count of partners to 94, and principals to 42.

Jamie O’Rourke, newly-appointed national chairman, RSM Australia, said, “By hiring and promoting the right people, RSM is providing clients with the knowledge and expertise they need to help them reach their goals. For example, three of the new appointees are located in Ballarat to bolster its audit division, reflecting a growing need in that region. Research and development is also a key focus area for many of our clients. RSM has and will continue to expand according to our clients’ needs so we can help them do business better.”

New partners

John Findlay, Ballarat

John joined RSM Australia in 2016, and works in assurance & advisory. He has more than 25 years’ audit experience and works closely with both for-profit and not-for-profit clients from the private and public sectors. His clients include companies in the agribusiness, medical, pharmaceutical, construction, finance and investment, manufacturing, and retail industries, among others. John is based in Ballarat.

Matthew Gordge, Adelaide

Matthew joined RSM Australia in 2003, and works in business advisory. He provides business, taxation and superannuation services to small to medium enterprises and high wealth individuals. Matthew’s industries of expertise include transport, construction, hospitality, vehicle dealerships and seafood. Matthew is based in Adelaide.

Jayesh Kapitan, Melbourne

Jayesh joined RSM Australia in 2003, and works in risk advisory. He has more than 19 years’ local and international experience in providing advisory services to a range of clients from the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. He has provided a broad range of services to his clients including internal audit, risk management, assurance and compliance services. His clients are in the health, aged-care, transport, regulatory and public sector industries. Jayesh is based in Melbourne.

Paul Rogan, Ballarat

Paul joined RSM Australia in 2002, and works in business advisory. Paul has more than 14 years’ experience in agriculture, and continues to maintain strong ties within this industry. Paul specialises in the areas of business services and taxation, with extensive experience in the field of superannuation. Paul is based in Ballarat.

New principals

James Campbell, Canberra

James joined RSM Australia in 2014, and works in business advisory. He specialises in providing financial and business advice to health professionals and property developers. James advises clients on how to retire in a financially secure matter, by transitioning their business from ‘personal’ to ‘organisational’ goodwill. James is based in Canberra.

Andrew Clifford, Melbourne

Andrew joined RSM Australia in 2014, and works in corporate finance. Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience within professional practice, and has extensive experience in financial modelling and corporate consultancy. He helped establishing RSM’s financial modelling framework and dedicated financial modelling team. Andrew is based in Melbourne.

Adam Crowley, Sydney

Adam joined RSM Australia in 2014, and works in business advisory. He has more than 10 years’ experience in accounting and business advisory, and provides accounting, business advisory, tax consulting and compliance services to his clients, both local and international. Adam is based in Sydney.

Travis Kukura, Perth

Travis joined RSM Australia in 2014, and works in restructuring and recovery. Travis is a liquidator with more than 20 years’ experience in dealing with directors and corporations as well as individuals who suffer financial hardship. He has worked on numerous formal corporate and personal insolvency appointments across a range of industry sectors. Travis is based in Perth.

Andrew Manuel, Wagga Wagga

Andrew joined RSM Australia in 2009, and works in business advisory. He has more than 10 years’ experience working with international contractors and share traders, as well as businesses across a wide-range of sectors. Andrew helps his clients develop strategies and select the right tools to help with them with their business growth and wealth management. Andrew is based in Wagga Wagga.

Ralph Martin, Perth

Ralph joined RSM Australia in 2016, and works in assurance and advisory. He will be taking on the role of National Technical Director. Ralph has more than 15 years’ experience in providing external audit services. He provides specialist advice and consulting to ASX listed entities, with a focus on mining and mining services, family businesses and other large proprietary entities. Ralph is based in Perth.

Jarrad Turnbull, Ballarat

Jarrad joined RSM Australia in 2008, and works in business advisory. His experience and knowledge have seen him work closely with a diverse range of clients in the primary production and small business sectors. Jarrad delivers welcome, and unexpected, outcomes for his clients and provides solutions that reduce the stress of running a farm or small business. Jarrad is based in Ballarat.

Jade Wade, Wagga Wagga

Jade joined RSM Australia in 2008, and works in business advisory. Jade works with clients from a variety of backgrounds and offers management and accounting advice for small- to medium-sized enterprises from the business and rural sectors. He helps his clients improve their profit results and capitalise on their business for years. Jade is based in Wagga Wagga.

Richard Wraith, Melbourne

Richard joined RSM Australia in 2016, and works in tax services, R&D. Richard has more than seven years’ experience providing specialist R&D tax incentive compliance and innovation consulting services. He has provided advice across Australia to a diverse range of industries, from start-up innovators to large multi-national corporations. Richard is based in Melbourne.

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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.

RSM Bird Cameron makes nine new appointments across Australia

RSM_Bird_Cameron_Logo@2xJuly 2, 2012RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced nine new appointments, demonstrating the continued success path of the firm.

The new appointments include:
* Stephen Carroll appointed Partner – Tax, Perth
* Phil Di Candilo appointed Partner – Business Solutions, Bunbury
* Stuart Heine appointed Partner – Business Solutions, Wagga Wagga
* Richard Stone appointed Partner – Turnaround & Insolvency, Sydney
* Danette Cheung appointed Principal – Tax Services, Sydney
* Jonathon Colbran and Mitchell Herrett appointed Principal – Turnaround & Insolvency, Canberra
* Andrew Johnson appointed Principal – Business Solutions, Perth
* Rhys Kyburz appointed Principal – Business Solutions, Canberra

Kim Hutchinson, national chairman, RSM Bird Cameron, said, “RSM Bird Cameron continues to grow through new partners and principals who are able to provide the quality expertise and advice its customers expect. The company is committed to creating a stable and supportive environment where people can concentrate on providing outstanding service across Australia.”

Stephen Carroll
Stephen is a Partner in the Perth Tax Services division providing specialist R&D tax incentive and innovation consulting services. Stephen started his career in 1999 and has provided advice to a diverse range of industries, from start-up innovators to large multi-national corporations. In addition to R&D tax incentive advisory, Stephen is experienced in advising and supporting clients with various Government grant programs.

Phil Di Candilo
Since joining the firm in 1996 Phil has gained experience working in regional offices before settling in the Bunbury office in the South West of Western Australia in 2005. Phil is responsible for a large portfolio of business clients covering an area from Exmouth in the north to Pemberton in the south. Specialised in Superannuation, Phil is in charge of the team that consults and prepares RSM clients in the south west for compliance with Self Managed Super Funds.

Stuart Heine
Stuart is a partner in the Wagga Wagga office. He provides business planning and taxation advice to clients in both rural and business sectors. Stuart also assists clients with compliance requirements for their Self Managed Super Funds. He focuses on various business areas such as cash flow and profit analysis, business planning, year-end reporting, including financial statements and income tax returns, business evaluation and investment proposals, loan applications, superannuation and estate planning.

Richard Stone
Richard has over ten years’ experience in the fields of corporate recovery and forensic accounting. He brings a wealth of local and international experience having practised in the United Kingdom for a number of years. He specialises in turnaround and has significant experience helping businesses that are facing administration, negotiating and formulating the sale and restructuring of a company. He covers a wide range of industries including manufacturing, logistics, professional services, IT, property, building and construction.

Danette Cheung
Danette works in the Tax Services division of RSM Bird Cameron Sydney, having previously been a Tax Principal at Deloitte. Danette’s tax expertise is diverse, from transaction based advisory to international tax planning, tax compliance, transfer pricing and tax related drafting. She has a particular focus on the energy, infrastructure and resources industries.

Jonathon Colbran
Jon has eleven years’ accounting experience and nine years’ experience managing personal and corporate insolvency engagements. His expertise includes formal insolvency appointments such as receiverships, voluntary administrations and liquidations; formal personal insolvency appointments and land council administrations.

Mitchell Herrett
Mitchell joined the Turnaround and Insolvency division in Canberra in April 2004. Prior to that, he spent four years at a specialist business investigation and recovery firm in Sydney. Mitchell’s experience includes managing different areas of insolvency including voluntary administrations, and liquidations, deed of company arrangements, official liquidations and receiverships. He’s worked in different industries including: retail, transport, manufacturing and construction and pharmacy.

Andrew Johnson
Andrew joined RSM Bird Cameron in 2006 as a Senior Manager in Business Solutions. Andrew specialises in taxation, business consulting and strategic business planning for the following industries: wine and viticulture, IT, professional practices, manufacturing, hospitality, human resources and recruitment, property developers, mining and resources, transport and finance. Andrew provides various taxation and consulting services for private and listed companies.

Rhys Kyburz
Rhys has more than ten years’ experience with a mixed portfolio of commercial and not-for-profit sector clients, as well as professional associations. Rhys manages the internal accounting functions for different clients. He is responsible for the coordination and preparation of all fringe benefits tax returns for the Canberra office. He also provides in-house training on fringe benefits tax, and business activity statements.

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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.

RSM Bird Cameron makes six new appointments

RSM_Bird_Cameron_Logo@2xMarch 5, 2012RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced six new appointments, demonstrating the ongoing growth of the firm.

The new appointments include:
* Bruce Bailey, Peter Saccasan, Pat Flanagan and Anthony Smith appointed Partner/Director – business solutions in Sydney
* Ian Douglas, appointed Partner/Director – corporate finance in Sydney
* Jim Adamson, appointed Principal – business solutions in Narrogin.

Kim Hutchinson, national chairman, RSM Bird Cameron, said, “RSM Bird Cameron is committed to providing quality expertise and advice, made possible by a stable and supportive environment in which partners and principals can concentrate on providing outstanding service and advice to clients.

“RSM Bird Cameron, and its clients, will benefit from the skills and expertise of the new appointees.

“Bruce Bailey, Peter Saccasan and Pat Flanagan join RSM Bird Cameron following the recent acquisition of Guild Accounting, formerly Saccasan Bailey, and build on RSM Bird Cameron’s growing health practice.”

Bruce Bailey
Bruce’s focus is on maximising cash flow for clients by working with them to develop financial strategies, manage overall tax outcomes and assist them in investing free cash flow outside of their core activity.

He was previously a managing director at Guild Accountants. Prior to that he was managing director at Saccasan Bailey Partners, principal at B L Bailey & Associates and senior accountant at R A Smith & Co.

Bruce is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Bruce holds an Institute of Company Directors Diploma, a Masters of Taxation Law from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England. He has also completed the Leading Professional Services Firms program at Harvard Business School.

Peter Saccasan
Peter heads up RSM Bird Cameron’s national pharmacy team, aiming to deliver industry-based solutions to pharmacy owners in Australia.

He was previously an executive director and director of Pharmacy Services at Guild Accountants. Prior to that he was an executive director and director of Pharmacy Services at Saccasan Bailey Partners.

Peter is a fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy, fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He holds a Masters of Economics from Macquarie University a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England, has completed Leading Professional Services Firms program at Harvard Business School and the Strategic Planning & Management in Retailing program at the Australian Centre of Retail Studies.

Pat Flanagan
Pat advises SME owners on how to acquire, structure and divest businesses, raise capital, improve financial performance to maximise enterprise value and implement succession plans.

He was previously a principal at Guild Accountants. Prior to that he was executive director of a private health care group in London, which had operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland. He has also worked for KPMG, servicing publicly listed clients in Australia and Asia Pacific.

Pat is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Anthony Smith
Anthony returns to RSM Bird Cameron to work closely with clients to deliver practical and timely advice to help them realise business objectives.

He was previously the chief financial officer for the family enterprises of David Clarke AO, former chairman and co-founder of Macquarie Group, which included the Poole’s Rock wine company, Rock Restaurant and event promotions company, Champions Downunder.

Anthony is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Ian Douglas
Ian leads the corporate finance division in Sydney providing expertise in valuation for tax purposes, mergers & acquisitions, valuation of infrastructure and alternative assets for financial reporting, valuations for employee share schemes, financial due diligence and litigation support.

Before joining RSM Bird Cameron, Ian founded the Australian office of American Appraisal, a global independent valuation house, and held senior roles in the transaction advisory and valuation divisions of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ian is a member of the Business Valuation Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a senior associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Jim Adamson
Jim has extensive practical experience with farming and rural businesses offering informed insight into the pressures faced by businesses and families in rural areas.

He was previously a manager at RSM Bird Cameron and has worked at RSM Bird Cameron for 25 years.

Jim is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). He holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University and an Associate Diploma of Agriculture from Curtin University.

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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.

RSM Bird Cameron makes three partner appointments in early 2011

May 24, 2011RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced three new appointments in Sydney and Melbourne, further demonstrating the ongoing growth of the firm.

The new appointments include:
* Paul Welch, appointed Partner/Director – Tax in Sydney, effective April 2011
* Andrew Beck, appointed Partner/Director – Turnaround and Insolvency in Melbourne, effective March 2011
* Scott McKay, appointed Partner/Director – Tax in Melbourne, effective January 2011.

Kim Hutchinson, National Chairman, RSM Bird Cameron, said, “Not only has RSM Bird Cameron taken on new partners, it is also fostering the up-and-coming talent in the industry, recruiting 65 graduates in its 2011 intake alone.

“RSM Bird Cameron is confident in its ability to continue this growth trend,” Hutchinson said.

Robert Miano, Managing Partner – Melbourne, RSM Bird Cameron, said, “RSM Bird Cameron provides an environment in which partners can concentrate on providing outstanding service and advice to clients. The continued stability and management culture is attracting senior talented individuals.”

Paul Welch
Paul joins the tax division in Sydney to bring an additional perspective to the ever changing complexity of tax specialisation. Having worked in both Australia and the United States, he is uniquely placed to advise on complex cross border issues, and has more than 18 years tax experience in tax.

He was previously a tax partner at specialist tax consulting firm, Balazs, Lazanas and Welch LLP and prior to that was a partner at Deloitte and Baker & McKenzie.

Paul has extensive experience in transaction based advisory and international tax planning.

Paul is a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia, a member of the NSW Law Society and member of Tax Sub-Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He holds a Master of Law, Master of Law & Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

Andrew Beck
Andrew joins the turnaround and insolvency division in Melbourne to assist the team expand the insolvency and turnaround area of the firm. Andrew has more than 25 years of professional services and corporate experience.

His previous roles include more than 20 years at Deloitte, where he commenced his career and achieved Partner level including overseas stints in London and PNG.  Andrew then moved into corporate roles as CFO of Goodman Fielder Ltd. and CEO of TR Corporation.

Andrew has extensive experience in driving growth and profitability as well as strategic and operational improvement in business.

Andrew is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.

Scott McKay
Scott joins the tax division in Melbourne to provide tax consulting advice on Australian corporate tax matters with specialist interest in inbound and outbound investment structures as well as tax advice and reviews for transactions both onshore and offshore of Australia. Scott has more than 23 years experience in taxation consulting, specialising in corporate and international tax.

He was previously a taxation consulting partner for PKF Australia.

Scott’s expertise is focused in:
* international structuring
* international transactions
* due diligence on acquisitions and IPOs
* mergers and acquisitions
* divestments, de-mergers and liquidations
* tax consolidation and MECs
* private rulings, objections, audit defence
* intellectual property and R&D
* employee share and option schemes
* employment and state taxes.

Scott is an associate member of CPA Australia, a fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia and an affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Tasmania) and a Masters of Taxation (Honours) (University of Melbourne).

Scott is also a registered tax agent.

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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.