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.


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.