David Friend
Principal - Sydney

David is a Principal in our Audit and Assurance division and is based in our Sydney office. 

As an experienced auditor,  David has developed strong relationships with ASX-listed entities, multinational companies, large private companies, local government councils and family-owned groups. His expertise are not limited to Australia, having previously worked for RSM UK, also a member firm of the RSM International network.

"I love engaging with clients about their businesses and strive to understand how they operate and support them as they grow."

David is an RSM lifer, having first joined the firm in 2010 as a vacationer. Prior to this, David spent a number of years working in retail where he developed a knack for customer service.

David is an early riser and is most productive first thing in the morning. You will often find him out for breakfast, a morning coffee or a decent walk. When he is not working, he loves spending time with his family and friends.

David is also passionate about sport. His days often include early morning wake-ups to catch live games of the NFL & EPL.



  •    Lead audit manager for a number of ASX-listed companies, helping them successfully meet their reporting objectives.
  •    Assisted a number of clients to navigate through accounting and financial reporting matters associated with the IPO process.
  •    Working closely with his clients on a number of complex accounting areas including consolidations, business acquisitions, debt and equity financing treatment, analysis of share-based payments and assessment of goodwill & other long-lived assets.


  •    Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)


  •    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - Macquarie University

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