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Comprehensive Advisory and Accounting Solutions in Canberra

Every business is different, and that's why it's vital to collaborate with experts who grasp your distinct vision. 

At RSM in Canberra, our committed business advisory team invests the effort to thoroughly grasp the intricacies of your business. We harness our vast global knowledge and years of experience to meticulously devise customised solutions, roadmaps, strategies, and insights that seamlessly harmonise with your unique objectives.  

Whether you're at the helm of a publicly-traded corporation, managing a small-to-medium-sized private business, nurturing a family-owned business, sole trader or an individual seeking personalised wealth management solutions, RSM in Canberra is committed to guiding you to meet your tax obligations through the constantly evolving realms of accounting and taxation.

Our year round support in business strategy, business and tax consultation, private and family office including wealth management, as well as our teams in risk consultation as well as audit and assurance practices, further enhances the advantages the RSM network brings to you as a small business owner. 

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We're committed to remaining fully engaged with you at every phase of your journey – our operational values are founded on a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to constantly exceed client expectations, via a collaborative partnership, ensures that our business advisory services truly cater to your needs.

With a history spanning over a century, RSM Australia has remained steadfast in its commitment to bolstering Australian businesses. Our collaborative approach has seen us working closely with clients across the country, standing by you during tough times and sharing in your successes. 
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RSM in Canberra - Your Local Business Accountant
As your dedicated Canberra accountant, we don't just excel in the realm of accounting and smoothly handle your tax compliance matters. Our true value shines when we help you tackle complex business challenges and uncover growth opportunities.

Our approach involves a deep understanding of your needs, hurdles, and aspirations, fostering a proactive partnership that encompasses all aspects of your enterprise. By offering innovative insights and practical business advisory, we empower you to make critical decisions with unwavering confidence.

Whether it's protecting your assets, driving business expansion, or devising a strategic exit plan to maximise retirement returns, our dedicated advisory services, led by your trusted Canberra accountant, are designed to propel you toward your objectives.

Crafting a Resilient Business Strategy to Thrive in an Evolving Landscape

Over the past two decades, rapid advancements in technology and product innovation have ushered in transformative changes in business operations, surpassing the pace of the entire previous century. Industries have risen and fallen in this dynamic environment, with acceleration being the constant. Adaptation isn't merely a survival tactic; it's the path to prosperity.

In these dynamic times, how can you effectively guide your business? RSM's business strategies transcend being mere documents; they serve as adaptable tools for your daily journey. These strategies help you stay focused on your purpose, fulfill your commitments, navigate your business along its mission, and remain steadfast in its vision.

As your dedicated business advisors in Canberra, RSM provides more than static guidance. We offer actionable insights tailored to your specific circumstances. Our strategies are not meant to gather dust; they are designed to be actively applied, assisting you in navigating challenges, seizing opportunities, and propelling your business forward with purpose and resilience.

In Canberra, the field of accounting is experiencing a profound transformation thanks to the advent of cloud accounting. This innovation not only revolutionises how businesses handle their financial records but also enables accountants to effortlessly access and maintain critical business intelligence.

The era of cloud accounting has advanced significantly beyond its initial introduction, offering a multitude of mature products and services. These solutions provide cutting-edge, real-time dashboards customised to suit your business needs, all at an exceptionally affordable entry cost. Our expertise has already assisted numerous businesses in making a seamless transition to the cloud.

Rest assured, your systems, no matter how unique or intricate, can smoothly make the transition. We invest the time to comprehend the intricacies of your operations, delivering timely and transparent guidance. This transformative shift is an ongoing journey that we are well-prepared to guide you through, ensuring that your business remains adaptable, resilient, and poised for success in the ever-evolving Canberra business landscape.

Delegate your accounting and finance responsibilities and focus on your core business objectives in Canberra.
RSM is your partner in optimising your accounting systems and processes, leveraging both traditional and digital solutions. Our comprehensive services encompass daily bookkeeping, efficient payroll administration, meticulous accounts management, insightful management reporting, precise tax compliance, and corporate governance. Furthermore, we offer assistance in accurate forecasting and strategic advisory, providing a holistic approach to financial management. By collaborating with us, you can confidently redirect your attention towards achieving your primary business objectives.

In the dynamic SME landscape of Canberra, taxation encompasses more than just structural considerations. That's precisely why our approach is all-encompassing, providing a comprehensive 360-degree view with a strong emphasis on tax compliance. Neglecting tax compliance and management responsibilities can result in unforeseen penalties and additional tax burdens.

Recognising the utmost significance of tax compliance, we prioritise it greatly with our clients. We ensure that obligations are met, and associated deadlines are diligently adhered to. Our comprehensive suite of tax compliance services includes:

  • Thorough preparation and review of income tax returns.
  • Meticulous preparation and review of fringe benefits tax returns.
  • Expert guidance on payroll tax, coupled with meticulous return preparation.
  • Conducting comprehensive transfer pricing benchmarking studies and documentation.
  • Efficient coordination of global tax compliance requirements.
    By offering these robust tax compliance services, we ensure that your Canberra-based business is shielded from potential complications. We empower you to confidently navigate the intricate tax landscape, ensuring full compliance and facing the future with assurance.

At RSM in Canberra, we offer an impartial and unbiased perspective, providing flexible and integrated family office services tailored to your unique family wealth circumstances and aspirations. We comprehensively address all your needs, instilling confidence and ease in managing your affairs.

Serving as your trusted family office advisor, RSM acts as the central hub for overseeing your taxation, wealth transfer, risk management, lifestyle, and family financial reporting requirements. This approach ensures that crucial decisions and professional relationships essential for safeguarding and growing your wealth are diligently coordinated and managed under one roof.

At our core, we prioritise building enduring relationships based on trust. This trust arises from the assurance that you can rely on us to provide the insights, services, and resources necessary for effectively managing your affairs. We firmly believe that when our clients have confidence in our thorough understanding of their priorities and benefit from genuine guidance and support, they are empowered to make decisions with heightened assurance.

When it comes to optimising your superannuation for wealth accumulation, having the guidance of seasoned superannuation experts becomes paramount. 

At RSM in Canberra, we understand the significance of knowing where your super funds are directed – a key step in tailoring strategies that maximise returns.

Furthermore, our expertise extends to meticulously aligning your investments with your risk appetite. With a range of risk options available within super funds, our team ensures that your investment choices harmonise seamlessly with your preferences.

For those desiring comprehensive control over their superannuation, the establishment of a self-managed super fund (SMSF) presents an attractive avenue. As experts in SMSF audit, SMSF set up, and SMSF compliance, we guide you through the intricacies of this trust-based structure. This option not only empowers you as trustee and member but also extends the possibility of involving other family members who can contribute to the SMSF.

Once funds are in place, strategic investment becomes the linchpin of generating returns. Each investment avenue holds its unique array of potential risks and rewards. Crafting an investment portfolio tailored to your aspirations is pivotal in shaping the sum you ultimately amass upon retirement.

Count on the superannuation experts at RSM in Canberra to navigate this intricate landscape with you. With our comprehensive approach, we ensure that your superannuation journey is one of confidence and financial empowerment.

Business people, whether primary producers, manufacturers, retailers or others, must all consider the succession planning and estate planning of their business.

IThe impact of a poorly planned succession can be substantial in terms of taxation, administrative costs, relationships and stress, so it is essential to plan for the future handover of your business. Those SME owners who opt for a well-planned succession enjoy greater benefits, both financial and personal.      
Our succession planning consultants help SME owners plan and execute the smooth succession of their business, whether it be to new owners, the next family generation or upon their death or incapacity. As required, we draw on the advice of solicitors for legal issues.

Meet our Canberra Business Advisers and Qualified Accountants
We’re more than just tax accountants.


Andrew Sykes

Business Advisory Services in Canberra

Andrew Sykes, Director of the Business Advisory division in Canberra and National Leader of Technology, boasts over 20 years of experience in advising businesses on taxation, growth strategies, and improvement tactics. 

In his current role, he manages consulting assignments and offers high-level financial advice and strategic initiatives to a diverse clientele, including local and Commonwealth government departments, agencies, small and large businesses across various sectors, and major corporations. Andrew also provides specialized start-up and funding advice to technology sector SMEs.

Andrew specializes in resolving complex issues spanning business planning, corporate governance, cloud accounting, digital strategy, business and asset valuations, financial system reviews, cash flow management, financing solutions, and strategy development.  LEARN MORE >>


Rhys Kyburz

Business Advisory Services in Canberra

Rhys Kyburz is a Director in the Business Advisory division of RSM Australia in Canberra, specialising in strategic business advice and taxation. 

With over two decades of experience, Rhys assists clients with a wide range of tax and fringe benefit tax matters that businesses encounter in their day-to-day operations. He has worked with diverse clients, including commercial and not-for-profit organisations, since joining RSM Australia in 2000. Rhys provides comprehensive solutions, including income tax return preparation, payroll tax calculations, FBT expertise, GST advice, BAS and IAS returns, and accounting services for various organisations.  LEARN MORE >>


Thiru Kandiah

Business Advisory Services in Canberra

Thiru is a Certified Practising Accountant with 20+ years of experience, specialising in accounting, superannuation, and tax services for small and medium-sized businesses. 

Her expertise extends across various sectors, providing invaluable advice on tax compliance and business performance. Thiru prioritises long-term client relationships and integrates herself seamlessly into their businesses. She excels in optimising tax outcomes while managing tax risk and compliance. Thiru offers services such as financial reporting, cash flow forecasting, tax returns, audit management, and payroll tax guidance.  LEARN MORE >>


Michael O'Hehir

Business Advisory Services in Canberra

Michael O'Hehir is a Principal at RSM Australia with extensive expertise in taxation, business advisory, and accounting.  

He provides valuable strategic insights to help businesses across various industries thrive. Michael plays a pivotal role in assisting clients with tax planning, compliance, and strategic growth initiatives.  LEARN MORE >>


Andrew Fernance

Business Advisory Services in Canberra

Andrew Fernance, a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Registered Tax Agent, leverages his 25+ years of experience to provide comprehensive accounting, tax, and business advisory services.  

His primary focus centers on assisting small and medium-sized businesses with tax compliance and strategic guidance. With a down-to-earth approach, Andrew adeptly handles complex tax and business matters. Having previously run his own practice, Andrew brings extensive knowledge and personalized service to clients, helping them navigate the entire business lifecycle, from startup to retirement and succession planning. He prioritises asset protection alongside tax efficiency, employing various strategies to safeguard clients' assets..  LEARN MORE >>

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Whether it's working with you to protect your assets, find your business growth, or develop an exit strategy to maximise your return for a comfortable retirement, our Business Advisory team can help you achieve your goals.