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Biography

Gerard is a Director of Business Advisory in Albury who passionately shares his clients’ appetite for reaching their financial aspirations. Gerard works closely alongside local businesses providing a blend of management advice and accounting services to the small to medium business sector.

As an Albury local with years of farming experience, Gerard has a comprehensive understanding of the rural and local issues faced by his clients in the greater Murray-Riverina area and can provide a unique insight, backed by the national resources of RSM Australia.

Gerard has years of experience and knowledge in wealth creation and since joining RSM in 1991, has been responsible for the development of the Albury office watching it strengthen into the leading, local advisory practice it is today.

Gerard O'Brien is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Gerard provides

Gerard has had a broad range of accounting experience in both rural and regional Australia offering a mixture of business services advice including:

  • Taxation
  • Management and business advisory services
  • Succession planning
  • Superannuation
  • GST (planning and implementation)
  • Auditing
  • Business plans

Significant projects

Gerard is closely linked with agribusinesses and local farmers across regional NSW and Victoria and is a regular speaker at agribusiness events.

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (University of New England)
  • Diploma in Education (University of New England)
News articles

15 percent backpacker tax, a win for primary producers

5 December 2016
After waiting 18 months for legislators to reach a sensible conclusion to the highly contentious backpacker tax, a vote for 15 percent in the final hours of the parliamentary year is a major victory for long-suffering Australian farmers. The Green’s decision to support the coalition-Government’s proposed 15 percent backpacker tax rate, effec...

RSM - Employer of Choice in Albury

26 July 2016
RSM Australia were the proud recipients of the Employer of Choice award over the weekend at the Albury-Wodonga Business Chamber Awards.     The black tie event was a chance for the local business community to celebrate and be recognised for their achievements. “We were initially just pleased to be listed as a final...
Publications

National Farm Safety Week 2020

20 July 2020
20 – 24 July 2020 is National Farm Safety Week. National Farm Safety Week is held each year to raise awareness of farm safety issues across Australia. Gerard O’Brien, Director at RSM in Albury, having been a farmer himself for over 30 years, has a comprehensive understanding of the issues faced by those in the agricultural sector. In ackn...

Agribusiness grants, rebates and incentives for 2020 in Victoria

18 December 2019
Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – North East Programs The vast majority of Eastern Australia’s agricultural regions are now in the grips of drought, and as we move through 2020 it looks like we can expect much of the same with further dry conditions predicted. There is some good news with various drought measures recently an...

Further Drought Support Announced by the Federal Government

20 November 2019
The Federal Government has announced avenues of support for Drought-affected farmers and businesses. There is now an enticing opportunity for all businesses to review and access attractive financing packages for the coming 2-5 years depending, facilitated by the Federal Government’s Regional Investment Corporation (RIC). The Federal Governme...

Farmers and Communities to Receive Further Drought Relief Funding

4 October 2019
Drought-affected communities and farmers will get an immediate cash injection, with the Federal Government promising a new $100 million drought relief package. The package will include a $33 million commitment to resuming the Drought Community Support Initiative, which provides cash-strapped farmers, contractors, and families with emergency...