Our People


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 30 years’ experience in a diverse range of industries, Con is a trusted advisor for taxation advice and specialist tax consulting services, including tax planning and transaction support, tax compliance, tax risk management, income tax consulting and mergers and acquisitions.

“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.”

Prior to joining RSM, Con was both a CFO and Commercial Manager in a large private and a publicly listed company. With much of his career taking place within a client service environment at Public Practice accounting firms, Con has worked with clients in a range of sectors including Mining and Resources, Property and Construction, Agribusiness, Engineering, Franchising, Hospitality, Family Law and Information Technology. 

In his spare time, when he is not solving complicated tax problems, Con is passionate about travel, new adventures and fine food. 

Con Paoliello is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.  Con Paoliello is a Director of the Tax Services division in Perth.

Solutions Con provides

  • Tax planning and transaction support
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax risk management
  • Income tax consulting
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Significant projects

  • Provided merger & acquisition taxation advice and support to a UK listed company for on market takeover of a listed precious gems producer for USD $300m
  • Assisted the 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 Merger & Acquisition support during takeover of organisation by Singapore listed company
  • Provided restructuring tax advice to Sheffield Resources Ltd regarding formation of joint venture and equity injection from Chinese investor
  • Supplied restructuring advice for private and public entities pre-IPO or pre capital raise

Professional associations

  • Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered tax adviser, The Tax Institute, Australia
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)


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

Explorer to Producer: Australia’s Mining Regeneration

3 May 2022
A report by RSM on Australia’s modern miners The pace of change, the range of issues faced by Australia’s new generation of exploration and development companies on their journey to production,and the outlook for the sector, are all explored in this report. It also looks at the developments and trends altering Australia’s mineral explor...

Leaders and their Legends | Con Paoliello

4 November 2018
On the first anniversary of RSM’s Perth office move to our new digs at Exchange Tower, triplets John, Matt and Leo Paoliello took time off their busy schedules to sit down for a chat with their Dad, Perth’s Managing Partner Con Paoliello. ...

Technological disruption with Domenico Giuliano - Magellan Asset Management

8 January 2018
RSM in Perth's Office Managing Partner Con Paoliello caught up with Domenico Giuliano from Magellan Asset Management to discuss technological disruption. This three-part series discussion looks at how technology disruption can impact major brands both inside and outside of Australia and takes a closer look at Blockchain technology and Bit...

Mooted US infrastructure spree won’t trump Australia’s sustained Asia-led growth story

24 November 2016
While it’s impossible to determine how much of US president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises will become policy, talk of a possible $1 trillion in infrastructure spending bodes well for commodities, especially in Australia. But don’t forget that the transition of China – now the world’s largest economy - from an investment to a cons...

Economic Update with Savanth Sebastian - CommBank

19 May 2016
RSM's National Head of Tax, Con Paoliello discusses a number of key economic issues facing Australians with Savanth Sebastian, Economist at CommBank. ...

Budget 2016 - Insights and analysis

3 May 2016
Download Budget 2016 Full Report Unwrapping the Forrest Gump Budget A mixed box of handmade bonbons, soft centres and empty chocolate wrappers This evening, Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison released a suite of measures designed to drive economic and job growth, target tax avoidance by large multinationals and increase access to superannuat...

Multinational Anti-Avoidance Measures

28 January 2016
On 11 December 2015, the Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 received royal assent.  The Bill which takes effect from 1 July 2016 introduces tax laws which apply to very large multinational corporations (“MNC”) and includes changes to multinational anti-avoidance measures, upgraded penalty provisions an...

National Innovation and Science Agenda

12 September 2015
A detailed analysis of what you need to know about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's highly anticipated $1.1 bn innovation strategy The Federal Government has released its much anticipated Innovation Agenda but what does this mean for business and individuals.  The framework of the government’s innovation policy focuses on fo...

2015-16 budget for SMEs

12 May 2015
Immediate Deductibility for professional start-up expenses Starting from the 2015/16 Financial Year (1 July 2015), the government will allow small businesses (a business with aggregated turnover of less than $2m) to immediately deduct a range of professional expenses associated with starting a new business including professional, legal and accou...

2015-16 budget for GST

12 May 2015
GST and digital service providers A GST integrity measure announced in tonight’s budget seeks to ensure that there is a level playing field for the suppliers of digital products and services in Australia in relation to the GST. The new Australian digital services GST was outlined in the May 12 budget with introduction from 1 July 2017....

2015-16 budget for individuals

12 May 2015
Personal tax rates There will be no change to personal tax rates however the Treasurer has confirmed that the Temporary Budget Repair Levy of 2% which was introduced from the 2015 year will not be extended beyond its initial 2 years.  The levy will cease at the end of the 2016-17 financial year. Work related car expenses – changes to t...

2015-16 budget for corporations

12 May 2015
Targeted Anti-avoidance for Multinationals Part IVA and permanent establishments Part IVA is to be amended to introduce what the government calls a ‘tax integrity multinational anti-avoidance law’ to deal with the activities of, initially, 30 identified multinational companies who the government believes are artificially avoiding having a...

RSM in Perth has a new address

New premises offering world-class technology better equip RSM in Perth to serve divergent, digitally-savvy clients, whose needs increasingly straddle multiple service lines. To better cater for diverse client demands and create a truly collaborative workplace, the Perth office of leading accounting firm RSM, have relocated from their longst...

RSM Australia's Perth office moves to prime CBD location

By capitalising on the worst CBD vacancy rates in the country, RSM Australia has secured a highly coveted branding opportunity on new Perth office premises offering space to grow. The company’s 220-plus local staff will relocate from St Georges Terrace which has been home for virtually three decades, into more spacious and prestigious office s...