Con Paoliello
Partner - Perth

Con is a Director of the Tax Services division in Perth.

He is passionate about delivering excellent client service through providing pragmatic and commercial tax-driven solutions to clients both at a national and international level.​

With over 35 years' experience at both a national and international level in providing taxation advice and specialist tax consulting services. Con has gained experience in a diverse range of industries, focusing particularly on:

“I thrive on challenges and the competitive pressure to deliver great outcomes for clients. Whenever faced with a challenge, I can’t rest until a solution has been created. I refuse to settle for average and quality is paramount.”

Con specialises in advising public companies (listed and unlisted), large private enterprises, large government organisations and high net wealth individuals. Con has also acquired significant experience in other professional disciplines (business recovery, management consulting and project management).

Con joined RSM in 2003, was admitted into the partnership of RSM in 2005, was RSM’s National Head of Tax from 2012 through to 2016 and was elected as Managing Partner in Perth in January 2016 to December 2021. Prior to joining RSM, Con gained exposure in commerce at the executive management level of a public company and prior to that was an Account Director at a large international accounting firm.

Con Paoliello is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd. 


Con is responsible for the taxation advice of many of RSM’s major clients. He has expertise in providing tax compliance and consulting services to private and public sector organisations in the following areas:

  •    Income tax
  •    Goods and services tax
  •    Fringe benefits tax
  •   Corporate restructures
  •    Capital gains tax and rollovers
  •    Tax consolidation
  •    International structuring & thin capitalisation
  •   Tax Services in Perth


Major projects and advice Con has been responsible for include:

  •    On market takeover of precious gems producer for USD $300m by UK listed company
  •    Disposal of joint venture interests in a producing nickel mine
  •    Outbound international structuring advice with respect to investments into Democratic Republic of Congo, Uruguay, Malaysia, Mongolia, USA, UK, Chile and China
  •    Restructure of a taxi co-operative to an unlisted public company, reconstruction of share capital, issue of options to directors and management, return of capital to shareholders and takeover of organisation by Singapore listed company.
  •    Annual review of current and deferred income tax computations for large government organisations operating in a Tax Equivalent Regime environment including, Synergy, Western Power, Horizon Power and Fremantle Ports Authority.


  •    Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  •    Chartered tax adviser, The Tax Institute, Australia


  •    Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Economics (Murdoch University)
  •    Registered tax agent
  •    Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors