RSM Australia

Biography

Andrew is a Partner of the Restructuring and Recovery division in Wagga.  Andrew works closely with individuals and businesses who are experiencing financial, operational and governance challenges to assist his clients reach their goals and aspirations. His main drive is to achieve commercial and practical results for his clients that alleviate the pressure of debt difficulties.

With a strategic and responsive approach, Andrew delivers considered solutions to complex situations throughout regional NSW and Victoria, operating out of the Riverina (Wagga Wagga) and Murray (Albury) offices. 

As an active community member, Andrew has worked closely with a wide range of clients across different industries from local, small family businesses, to large, complex bank appointments and government consulting in the Riverina-Murray regions and wider-Australia area. Andrew continues to consistently deliver results to help his clients recover and rebuild.

Andrew Bowcher is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Andrew provides

With years of experience and sound knowledge, Andrew has worked across numerous industries with a wide range of clients. Andrew can help in in a number of areas including:

  • Restructuring, recovery and insolvency expertise
  • Forensic accounting and fraud examination
  • Family business meeting facilitation and mediation
  • Litigation support/business valuations
  • High level government and commercial consulting
  • Official liquidations
  • Voluntary administrations
  • Receiverships
  • Bankruptcy - Part IX and Personal Insolvency Agreements (PIA’s)
  • Business recovery
  • Investigative accounting reports for banks and solicitors
  • Fraud examinations and forensic accounting
  • Family business meeting facilitation and mediation
  • High level government and commercial consulting

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow, CPA Australia
  • Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association
  • Fellow, Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, NSW ARITA Committee
  • Director and Chairperson, Riverina Anglican College

Registrations

  • Registered liquidator
  • Registered trustee
  • Certified fraud examiner

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • Diploma of Company Directorship
  • Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice
News articles

Leeton Soldiers' Club pays off creditors

25 October 2016
The future looks bright for Leeton Soldiers’ Club following the recent payments to its creditors as facilitated by the agreement with the Club’s Administrators and the implementation of the necessary governance, capital and operational improvements to safeguard its future.     The Leeton Solide...

Phoenix Rising: ASIC Keeps Eagle Eye on Professional Advisors

23 August 2016
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission ("ASIC") has demonstrated a continued commitment to investigating and prosecuting professional advisors who aid in breaches of director duties, or who are involved in phoenix activity. Most recently, this has been shown in court action brought by ASIC against the proprietor of a small business adv...

RSM Wagga Wagga Merges with Local Firm

14 June 2016
It’s a time of growth for the local Wagga Wagga office of RSM Australia, who is merging with JP Pallister & Associates as of 1 July 2016. Jan Pallister, and her team of four other accountants, have built a well-respected firm since its establishment in 2003. Jan and her team share the same community values as RSM Australia in providing exc...

Helping country children get ahead

2 June 2016
  Andrew Bowcher, the Restructuring & Recovery Partner of the Wagga Wagga office, has always been passionate about closing the gap between the cities and country for quality education. As someone who grew up in rural Australia, Andrew has watched the natural economic evolution and growth of the Wagga Wagga region, ...
Publications

Personal Insolvencies on the Rise

14 December 2016
In a sign of the challenging economic circumstances that face certain industries and geographic areas throughout Australia the number of personal insolvencies in Australia has risen by 4.4% in 2015 / 16 as compared to 2014 / 15. This is the first increase in formal personal insolvencies since the Global Financial Crisis. A total of 29,527 ind...

Protecting your Assets – the PPSR is (most likely) for you!

16 November 2016
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) has been in operation since 30 January 2012, yet many businesses continue to be ignorant of the PPSR by not understanding the nature of their agreement with customers, failing to register or registering incorrectly.

Untrustworthy advisers exploit unsuspecting directors

21 September 2016
Our August Newsletter ('Phoenix Rising: ASIC Keeps Eagle Eye on Professional Adviser') noted ASIC’s prosecution of a business adviser who assisted a director to breach his statutory duties. ASIC has now written to company directors highlighting the need for caution when contacted 'out of the blue' by advisers seeking to assist them in cas...

Resources Slowdown – coming to a business near you

24 May 2016
We are reminded daily of the effects of declining investment in mining construction and the collapse in commodity prices on the Australian economy. This has been highlighted in the 2016 federal budget where the Federal Government realises the mining investment boom is over and it is trying to stimulate the economy and job growth thro...

Director Penalty Notices - An explanation of the Director Penalty Regime

13 April 2016
What is a director penalty notice (DPN)? A notice issued by the ATO, which if not complied with by the due date, makes a director personally liable for the penalty amount until it is paid in full. The director penalty regime applies to: Unpaid Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding amounts Unpaid Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SGC) ob...

How to avoid becoming a zombie company

11 February 2015
Like the traditional walking dead, zombie companies wander aimlessly and unsteadily, not quite alive but still moving. The term ‘zombie companies’ has become more common as low interest rates let otherwise struggling companies battle on. In the past, many of these underperforming organisations managed to slip under the radar, escaping insolv...
Events

CPA Australia - Community Leaders Spotlight Series, Wagga Wagga

Thursday, 24 August 2017 I 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Wagga Wagga CPA Australia Branch invites you to attend the launch of the Community Leaders Spotlight Series on Thursday 24 August. For the inaugural session in this new series of events, our guest speaker couldn't be more fitting than Andrew Bowcher, who was previously the chair of the Wagga Wagga Branch, is a current fellow o...