RSM, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has strengthened its fraud and forensic capability with the appointment of Roger Darvall-Stevens as Partner in the Melbourne Audit and Assurance practice.

Roger will also take on the role as the National Head of Fraud & Forensic Services. Roger joins RSM from Ernst & Young, bringing more than 25 years of forensic experience working with a range of public and private companies. 

Kim Hutchinson, National Chairman, RSM said, “Roger’s appointment will strengthen the firm’s capabilities in forensic investigations and forensic accounting, fraud, bribery and corruption control, including prevention, detection and response, related training, forensic IT, compliance and corporate security.”

RSM has also promoted Katie O’Connor and Brad Loftus as Principals. 

Katie is part of the RSM team in Melbourne and provides business advisory services to a broad range of private clients and small to medium-sized businesses.

In December 2011, Brad joined RSM in Sydney as part of the Guild Accountants merger. Brad advises SMEs across a broad range of sectors, in particular the childcare sector, and provides support to both SMEs and peak industry bodies.

Kim Hutchinson said, “The appointment of Roger and promotions of Katie and Brad reflects recent growth and confidence the firm has in the national team.”