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Joanne is a Director in the Business Advisory division in Albany. Joanne joined RSM in 2000 with a background in business services and commercial accounting and is now a Director in the Business Advisory division in Albany.

Joanne’s family continue to farm the property in Katanning where Joanne was raised.  This connection to a farming business has seen Joanne develop an interest farming technology, updated farming practices as well as assisting farming families with succession planning and related business advisory services.

Joanne also works with businesses across the practice in various industries such as transport, technology, building and retail. 

Jo has held various roles in community organisations including:

  • Director, South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc.
  • Board, Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Committee Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors Great Southern Committee
  • Finance Committee, Great Southern Grammar

In October 2019, Joanne was announced as the inaugural winner of the Australian Institute of Company Directors' (AICD) Regional Director of Excellence in the Not-for-Profit sector.

Joanne Gilbert is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Joanne provides

Joanne provides taxation consulting and compliance services in the following areas:

  • business solutions including income tax, capital gains tax and GST
  • rural accounting
  • tax planning
  • succession planning
  • superannuation consulting

Professional associations

  • Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)


  • Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting (Murdoch University)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors Course

Farm Management Deposit offset

13 November 2018
Coverage of the drought that has impacted much of the farming community in central and eastern Australia throughout 2018 and earlier years has been unprecedented.  National and international media have shared stories of farmers doing it tough, fighting to keep their livestock going when feed and water are scarce and for nearly all, massive fin...

Disaster relief for flood affected communities in Western Australia

14 February 2017
In light of the recent flooding across our WA’s South West, The WA Government is offering immediate financial assistance to those affected.  Learn more...

Backpackers Tax explained - employers take note!

23 January 2017
A collective sigh of relief could be heard across the country on 5 December 2016 when the Federal Government finally passed the Working Holiday Maker Reform Bill 2016.  For the past 18 months the issue had been debated in Parliament and in the community with varying rates of tax being considered and many industry groups becoming increasingl...