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Fourth control premium study by RSM Australia reveals control premiums have risen sharply

15 September 2021
RSM Australia (RSM), one of Australia’s largest mid-tier accounting firms, has revealed the findings of its latest control premium study, undertaken in partnership with Curtin University.

Control Premium Study 2021

8 September 2021
RSM’s 2021 Control Premium Study - a study of 605 successful transactions and schemes of arrangement in Australia and 131 in New Zealand, completed between 1 July 2005 and 31 December 2020.

thinkBIG - Succession Planning

1 August 2021
For most privately owned and family firms, succession means planning for the sale of your business or handing over control to other family members when you retire. In this report, we not only look at the details for a successful succession plan, but we also take a look at timelines for the best execution of a succession plan.

thinkBIG: Data Analytics

18 February 2021
Now, more than ever, businesses are thinking about their ongoing success and growth.  Creating a business culture that values and seeks out data-driven insights, could just be the key to better decision making. Data analytics enables businesses to create a plan to solve virtually any business problem, from customer targeting to determining

thinkBIG report: Data Analytics

3 February 2021
Now, more than ever, businesses are thinking about their ongoing success and growth.  Creating a business culture that values and seeks out data-driven insights, could just be the key to better decision making.

Transparency Report 2020

30 October 2020
Quality is the absolute cornerstone for RSM. Our 2020 Transparency Report, prepared in accordance with Section 332 of the Corporations Act 2001 provides an overview of our framework for audit quality.

thinkBIG | Superannuation strategies through the ages

3 June 2020
Over the course of your working life, you will build up your superannuation fund through regular contributions from your employer. As you progress through life, you will have the opportunity to engage with your superannuation and look at investment options. 

COVID-19: Government assistance measures

5 April 2020
There have been a number of announcements made in recent weeks about Federal and State Government stimulus packages available to assist businesses and individuals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

State and Territory Government Announcements | COVID-19

2 April 2020
See below a summary of State tax measures for NT, ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS, QLD, SA and WA This information is current as of 2 April 2020​.

Federal Government’s third stimulus | JobKeeper Package

30 March 2020
Six million people to benefit from new COVID-19 JobKeeper payments, including gig economy workers. As businesses struggle to deal with a cash flow crisis whilst fighting a health crisis, the Federal Government has announced the JobKeeper Payment which could help around six million Australian workers.

Federal Government’s second economic stimulus package

22 March 2020
An analysis of COVID-19 measures announced 22 March 2020. Over the last few weeks, state governments have released stimulus packages directly impacting families and businesses. Our experts have analysed how these measures will impact you.

Resources to deal with the impact of COVID-19

16 March 2020
As businesses feel and start to assess the impact of the coronavirus taking into consideration factors such as falling demand, diminished workforce mobility and leaner supply chains, we have put together latest economic insights, ideas and resources to help you navigate the outbreak's fallout.

The 2030 Big Picture series

15 February 2020
Regional Australia is fundamental to the strength and vitality of our national economy. The Australian economy is largely driven by Australia's agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining industries, predominantly located in regional Australia.

10 must-haves for organic business growth

10 February 2020
Going for growth - Strategies for generating new business Every business wants to grow, but not all businesses know how to grow in a sustainable and profitable way.

2019-20 Australian bushfires - support for those affected

1 February 2020
When the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season began in June 2019 with several serious uncontrolled fires, few would have imagined that it would turn into the biggest catastrophe we would have to face as a nation in a very long time. 

Catch 22: Digital Transformation and it's impact on cybersecurity | RSM Australia

17 November 2019
Regardless of their digital footprint, any business with a reliance on technology is at risk of cybercrime.

2019 Transparency Report

1 October 2019
Quality is the absolute cornerstone for RSM. Our 2019 Transparency Report, prepared in accordance with Section 332 of the Corporations Act 2001 provides an overview of our framework for audit quality.

thinkBIG 2019

22 August 2019
The pulse of the SME sector. thinkBIG is a series of reports for small business owners, highlighting and exploring areas of interest for growing businesses.

Mega Trends Series

1 July 2019
Exploring the key trends impacting the financial services sector. RSM's new Mega Trends series will delve into the global trends that will impact a constantly evolving financial services landscape, brought about through an increase in emerging competition, technological change and digital disruption.

State Budget Analysis 2019-20

1 June 2019
Here's a closer look at the key changes to come out of the 2019 State Budgets for ACT, VIC, NSW, SA and QLD.  From stamp duty reform to payroll tax changes, our experts determine how these announcements will impact you and your business.

Considering going IPO? Here's what you need to know.

1 May 2019
As businesses which have publicly listed will attest, the decision to go IPO isn’t a destination – it’s a journey and one which typically is many months, if not years, in the making.

Federal Budget 2019-20 Report

2 April 2019
The 2019-20 Federal Budget was brought forward from May to 2 April with the unabashed motive of improving the Coalition’s election prospects in May 2019. Roy Morgan’s February 2019 poll puts the ALP at 52.5% and the Coalition at 47.5% of the two party preferred vote.

The 2030 Big Picture Series - Western Australia

20 February 2019
Perspectives on the economic opportunities for the South West of Western Australia.

thinkBIG 2018 - Business Growth

28 May 2018
Innovate for growth within the age of disruption.

Federal Budget 2018-19 Report

10 May 2018
Hip hip hooray, no surprises today! Have you ever attended a surprise birthday party that didn’t end up being a surprise?  Federal Budget nights used to be like a surprise birthday party. They were eagerly anticipated and proceeded by suspense and speculation.

thinkBIG 2018 - Superannuation

16 April 2018
Discussing the real impact of the overhaul to the superannuation system - what now? Two years on, the impact is clearer.

The Economist Intelligence Unit whitepaper released

9 November 2017
National Executive Partner and Managing Partner of the Brisbane office, Andrew Graham, recently took part in research for the Connecting Commerce: Business confidence in the digital environment whitepaper, written by

Share-Based Payment Schemes – Your Options and Understanding Performance Rights

7 July 2017
What are the main accounting and business considerations in share-based payment schemes?

thinkBIG 2017

31 May 2017

Control Premium Study 2017

20 April 2017

Women on Boards - Digital literacy for Boards

20 December 2016
A panel discussion moderated by Catherine Walter AM with speakers Lyndsey Cattermole and Susan Oliver.

Defining cyber risk. A view from the directors chair.

29 November 2016
Tim Daly, Group Manager Risk, Security and Service Management at AEMO, recently discussed cyber risks at the Sydney Women on Boards luncheon.

Business Acquisition and Impairment Review 2016

21 June 2016
2016 edition now available. Get your copy today. Gain key insights into the financial reporting impact of acquisitions made during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 financial years.

Women on boards - Demographic change: How do boards respond?

23 May 2016
A panel discussion moderated by Sue O’Connor With panelists Jane Hemstritch, Sylvia Falzon and Rita Harris

Doing Business in Australia

20 May 2016
This report provides a broad overview of issues relevant to undertaking business activities in Australia and looks at -

Succession planning report

19 May 2016
Understanding the current perceptions of business owners towards succession planning.

The rise of the 'walking dead': companies in distress and avoiding the pitfalls

10 May 2016
After last year’s announcement that the ATO is getting tougher on tax collection, many Australian businesses that were barely surviving before are apparently edging ever closer to insolvency.

Budget 2016 - Property & Construction

4 May 2016
Key announcements No changes to negative gearing as expected.  National Infrastructure Plan – the Government reaffirmed its commitment to invest $50 billion in infrastructure in relation to various projects across the States and Territories.

Budget 2016 for Agribusiness

3 May 2016
Key announcements Whilst there are no specific incentives for Agribusiness, many of the proposed changes will impact this sector including:

Women on Boards - Personal brand with Margaret Jackson AC

16 December 2015
The following is a synopsis of Margaret Jackson's presentation from our October 2015 Melbourne Women on Boards lunch.