Agribusiness

RSM offers agribusiness experts across australia

The Australian agribusiness sector is a significant driver of the Australian economy.

With a strong track record in generating international investment throughout the agricultural supply chain, Australia’s diverse climate, geographic isolation and leading quarantine and monitoring regime has earned it a place as a leader in agriculture. 

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We have been helping agricultural businesses in Australia achieve their financial, operational and strategic objectives for over 100 years.

Regardless of size or location, our team understands the ever-changing agribusiness landscape and have the specialist knowledge that is required to address the challenges faced by farming businesses. From family owned to large publicly traded farming businesses, we understand the social and economic issues faced by the agricultural sector and the long association with the sector is one that we are particularly proud of.

KEY CONTACT

Ross Paterson
National Head of Agribusiness

T: +61 8 9432 3103
E: [email protected]


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Our unparalleled regional presence has also helped us stay close to primary producers and post-farm gate businesses across the country. 

Technology has changed agriculture and accounting dramatically but one constant over the years is the willingness of RSM accountants to travel to the family farm or business to sit down and discuss the financial affairs with you.

With a passion for the industry and its values, our team of advisors to growing small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in agribusiness have strong technical knowledge of the complexities associated with running a farming enterprise.

While recognising the importance of compliance in areas such as tax and employer superannuation obligations, our team also help SME owners focus on the long-term by taking the next step to wealth creation through sound business planning.

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From external and internal audits to implementing risk management strategies to tax compliance to valuations and restructures, our corporate services arm will deliver industry-focused solutions drawing on global and local perspectives.



Contact a agribusiness business expert

Whether your business is a “hobby farm” or one of Australia’s largest food suppliers, RSM understands the vast nature of agribusiness. RSM has experience with businesses that operate in:

  • Agriculture and food production
  • Pastoralists and livestock graziers
  • Horticulture
  • Wineries
  • Commercial fishing and aquaculture
  • Transportation and machinery

Contact a agribusiness business expert
Contact a agribusiness business expert

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 a collaborative effort to support Australian farmers.

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How to use the ‘Internet of Things’ to improve your agribusiness

13 January 2023
Smart devices and the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) have developed into smart business in the agribusiness space. IoT has been a buzzword for the last few years, but many farmers may have dismissed the hype.

Unpaid tax is at an all-time high: planning for pay day

22 December 2022
Never before have Australian farmers and businesses had so much deferred tax on their books for unsold produce, deferred income, accelerated expenses, farm management deposits, or unrealised capital gains.

How elections from the ATO may provide relief to your agribusiness

9 December 2022
Ross Paterson discusses how elections from the ATO may provide relief to your agribusiness. Tax relief for farming entities impacted by climatic events

Fair Work Ombudsman’s Surprise Spring Wages Visits to Victorian Farmers

5 December 2022
Just in time for Spring, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has sprung surprise visits on Victorian farmers to assess whether their workers are being underpaid. 

Positive investment outlook for the food and agribusiness sector

22 November 2022
The quality of our produce, strong biosecurity standards, and low geopolitical risk make Australia (and New Zealand) an investment destination of choice.

How company structures are beneficial to farming businesses

18 November 2022
In recent times the ATO has had companies under the microscope in terms of taxation affairs.

Fuel tax credits: Recent changes and what you need to know

3 November 2022
After much confusion on eligibility to claim fuel tax credits when the federal government halved the excise on fuel in June 2022 on 29 September, the temporary reduction

Going green to keep your agribusiness in the black

31 October 2022
Farming in Australia has always required resilience to survive an at-times hostile climate.

Stamp duty: Family farm exemption

4 October 2022
A farm is a significant, if not the most significant, asset held by many farming families.

What is Carbon Farming and how can you benefit from it?

4 October 2022
Carbon farming is an established industry within Australia that is generating increasing interest across the agricultural sector most recently due to the new Labour government’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Incentives for agribusiness innovations

6 September 2022
Innovation and technology have become huge proponents of allowing agribusiness to grow sustainably. A number of available incentive programs can assist in supporting the earlier adoption and use of innovative technologies in your business.

Reviewing your farm debt strategy and capital structure

22 August 2022
The continued growth in agricultural land values and two good seasons of higher returns (for some) has allowed many farmers to strengthen their balance sheets in the lead up to a rebound in interest rates.  

Top tips on building off-farm assets

16 August 2022
Farming is arguably one of the more volatile industries in the world.

RSM’s Jo Gilbert: Working in the cloud to get a better lay of the land

12 August 2022
With Xero and farm financial management system Figured, RSM and its clients are always on the same page. But that’s just the start.

How to keep your valuable employees engaged and motivated

20 July 2022
As we have moved out of the pandemic, and with agriculture going through a significant growth phase, hardly a day goes by where we don’t have a conversation with a client who needs more workers.

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