Our People


Judy Snell is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Moora. Judy is also a member of the firm's National Executive Board which oversees RSM Australia's strategic direction. She is the partner of liaison for regional Western Australia and is one of two partners who manage the Eastern zone where she has extensive experience with many clients in the primary production industry.

"What motivates me at work is working with family groups and seeing them grow and develop - being part of their journey"

With over 15 years of experience with the firm, Judy provides advice to farmers and pastoralists on taxation issues, self-managed super funds and succession planning for family-owned businesses including major farming interests. She has significant experience in providing accounting services to primary producers of the wool, grain, meat and pastoral industries.

In her downtime, Judy enjoys a good murder mystery.

Judy Snell is a  Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director or RSM Australia Pty Ltd.


asset_4.pngJudy has significant training in mediation for family businesses, and with the experience, she has learnt over the years with clients as well as being part of a family farming business gives her a unique set of tools to assist others in agribusiness.

Solutions Judy provides

Judy provides advice on the following areas:

  • business advisory
  • rural accounting
  • tax planning
  • succession planning

Professional associations

  • Member, Certified Practicing Accountants in Australia
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member, SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia


  • Bachelor of Business - Accounting and Law (Curtin University)


  • WINNER, WOMEN IN FINANCE AWARDS 2018 - Director of the Year
  • FINALIST, WOMEN IN FINANCE AWARDS 2018 -  Regional Professional  of the Year

What you need to know about grain marketing and tax planning

29 June 2022
Grain marketing and tax planning are more intertwined than we think. It may appear strange to raise the topic of grain marketing when the crop is only just in the ground. However, although budgets have been completed and some serious numbers entered on returns per tonne – until the grain is in the bin it’s only an estimate. How you mar...

Succession Case Study: Brothers on Farms

22 November 2021
As Baby Boomers retire from the national economy, nowhere will their departure have more of an impact than in agribusiness. Farmers and graziers own 135,997 farms, covering 61% of Australia's landmass – 99% of these farms are Australian owned, and 99% of those are owned by family businesses. Complicating the equation, Australian farmland va...

An overview of taxation issues in carbon agribusiness

5 October 2021
The Carbon Credits Act 2011 CFI (Carbon Farming Initiative) and supporting regulations have established a framework to allow projects, which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or aim to avoid emissions of greenhouse gases to generate credits. The projects are known as ‘offset projects’ and the credits are known as ‘Australian Carbon...

thinkBIG - Succession Planning

1 August 2021
For most privately owned and family firms, succession means planning for the sale of your business or handing over control to other family members when you retire. In this report, we not only look at the details for a successful succession plan, but we also take a look at timelines for the best execution of a succession plan. ...

Farm Succession Planning - Four fundamental questions

21 April 2021
Farm succession planning is undeniably multifaceted. Not only do you need to consider the needs and wants of the older or retiring generation, but also the younger generation farmer and their siblings – who are probably not all farming, yet will all need to be brought to the table. In the mix is the legacy of an often long, multi-generati...

Why Tax Planning for 2021 is Essential

18 March 2021
As accountants in agribusiness, tax planning is arguably one of the most important conversations we have with our clients. These conversations can reduce your tax bills and allow you to make informed and well-timed business decisions. If you are in the agricultural industry, top priority should be given to your 2021 business tax plan as this is ...

Budget 2020 - Game Changer

5 November 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020-21 Budget was deferred from May to October. Over those six months, the changing economic landscape has created a recession and arguably the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression. The economic downturn has been less severe in Australia, although, our deficit is expected to balloon to an eye-...

Big change for small business - Get ready for STP

16 April 2019
There are further compliance changes in the wind for businesses.  The Government is in the process of implementing a new reporting system which is focussed on streamlining payroll procedures.  This will impact on employer and employee alike. Single Touch Payroll (STP) was part of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016 and began on 1 Jul...