Our People

Biography

Jayesh is the National Director, Hospitals, and Director of the Risk Advisory division in Melbourne. Jayesh is focused on providing tailored client service solutions.

He understands his client’s key drivers and strategy and helps to develop messaging for Boards, Audit Committees and Executive Team that delivers an impact. A skill that he has developed over 22 years of local and international experience. Jayesh strives to build long-term relationships that focus on realising valuable outcomes for his clients.

Jayesh specialises in assisting his clients to better manage their risk and improve their internal control environments. By working in collaboration with Management to achieve continuous improvement, he provides Boards and Audit Committees with a level of comfort on how risks are being managed within the organisation. 

Drawing together RSM’s collective experience of over 25 years in practice servicing Hospitals, including 6 Metro Hospitals, over 25 Regional and Rural Health Services, Jayesh has a deep understanding of this sector.  

Jayesh and the national Health specialist team deliver a broad range of services to Hospitals including, internal audit, risk management, assurance, and compliance services

"I love to learn more about my client's business and their operations as this, not only increases my personal knowledge base but also puts me in a better position to provide practical recommendations to my clients. I also really value the professional relationships that I have built over the years that have been mutually beneficial, and in some cases have evolved into friendships".

Outside of work, Jayesh loves to travel and play soccer socially with friends. He admits he is useless for the music category at trivia night, as he cannot remember an artist or song title to save his life.

Jayesh Kapitan is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Significant projects

  • Risk AdvisoryEngagement Lead for the delivery of Internal Audit Services to 10 Acute and Sub-acute Services (Hospitals). Including developing the Strategic Internal Audit Plan, overseeing the delivery of operational, governance, IT and risk based internal audit reviews and reporting to the Audit Committee.
  • Internal audit Engagement Lead to large Victorian Transport Infrastructure Projects.
  • Delivered assurance services over the end-to-end data integrity for a multi-million dollar system implementation delivered by the Victorian Government over a period of four years. The scope of works included operational activities, financial reporting and IT controls and security.
  • Assisted a client to re-define their risk management framework to better align with the operational business.
  • Worked collaboratively with a client to help them define their Strategic Risk Profile, something they have never done before. This exercise helped the Board to focus their attention on more strategic issues, leaving management to focus on operational priorities.
  • Assisted a client to capture the key lessons learned from a significant IT project that had not gone to plan. The findings from this engagement played a key role in how the client approach phase two of the project. It was pleasing to see how our client had embraced and acted on the lesson learned. They are well placed for the successful implementation of Phase 2.

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand
  • Professional Member, Institute of Internal Auditors Australia

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (Monash University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Systems
Publications

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #12

31 August 2022
I recently sat down with two ASX listed Board Directors to discuss the board’s role in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into business performance. Overwhelming, we concluded that Boards of Directors can help their companies incorporate elements of ESG into overall strategy by defining short- and long-term objectives...

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #11

14 March 2022
We hope that this edition of the Risk Insider finds you well. The current circumstances that we are faced with are unprecedented and devastating. We want to take this opportunity to extend our support to any businesses that have been affected during this time

Health Matters: Using data to drive personalised care, better patient outcomes, and reduce costs

20 January 2022
The pandemic means the health sector has had its most challenging and transformative year ever. In 2020 we saw an increased collaboration between hospitals, social care organisations and the supporting ecosystems of private and public sector organisations to fight coronavirus.  The move to integrated care systems had already identi...

Tips for managing risk through and after COVID-19

2 November 2021
Many organisations are engaged in discussions about COVID-19 and its implications from a risk management perspective. At RSM we believe that all organisations can benefit from these experiences as we head into the “new normal”. This article gives some tips to help organisations assess the currency of their risk management and to apply the...

Hospitals facing greater uncertainty over the next 12 months

30 September 2021
Forced onto the frontline in the midst of a global health pandemic, the doctors and nurses who work within Australia’s public and private hospitals have certainly been under enormous strain these past 18 months. Likewise, hospital administrators and leadership teams have faced incredible pressure in planning for and responding to an unpreceden...

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #6

24 November 2020
It turns out this month's US election will bring an era of significant changes to address the pandemic, expand domestic health care, modernise infrastructure and adopt expansionary fiscal policy—all of which will define the economic policy landscape over the next two years. And it seems the ASX agrees with those sentiments, with renewed confidence only seen prior to the pandemic.

Strategic risk: are they threats or opportunities?

26 October 2020
It is a regular activity for an organisation to undertake a risk assessment of its operating environment to consider, review, and document the many threats that organisations face. These threats are compared against the organisation’s defences (or internal control frameworks and systems) to understand whether further mitigating actions are req...

Risk management - payroll pain: is it the system or the processes?

26 October 2020
Major payroll scandals had been reported for some time prior to COVID-19, but the risk remains. Some well-known companies and franchises have been caught out underpaying their staff and penalised through the Courts. In many situations, it has been reported that some of these companies had “out-dated’ payroll systems. Whilst outdated syste...

Are you ready for the Modern Slavery Act?

19 March 2019
On 1 January 2019, the Modern Slavery Act (Cth) (hereafter “federal Act”) came into force. What this means is that Australia, following in the UK’s footsteps, has federal legislation which requires, among other things, certain entities to report on the risks of modern slavery in their operation and supply chains. In addition to the federal Ac...

5 key risks companies should monitor in 2016

25 May 2016
Plan now to address employment, inflation, currency, cybersecurity and vendor risks Australian GDP expanded by 0.6 percent in the December quarter of 2015, as compared to a revised 1.1 percent increase in the previous quarter. While the 0.7 percent growth in final consumption expenditure contributed positively to the expansion, private investmen...

5 key risks companies should monitor in 2016

25 May 2016
Plan now to address employment, inflation, currency, cybersecurity and vendor risks Australian GDP expanded by 0.6 percent in the December quarter of 2015, as compared to a revised 1.1 percent increase in the previous quarter. While the 0.7 percent growth in final consumption expenditure contributed positively to the expansion, private investmen...