Our People


Mathavan Parameswaran is a Partner in the Assurance & Advisory division in Melbourne and leads the National Technology Group.

He has significant experience in delivering assurance and advisory services to publicly listed companies and private companies.  

"I enjoy tackling complex problems and working collaboratively with clients in implementing the solutions. It is exciting to be able to work in partnership with clients and work with them to achieve their goals".

Mathavan is also a member of the National Audit Committee (NAC). As part of the NAC, Mathavan leads the implementation of projects to deliver better innovation and processes to the external audit division.

Outside of work, Mathavan loves spending time with family and friends, playing basketball (or any team sport for that matter), and reading.

Mathavan Parameswaran is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

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Mathavan provides a wide range of advisory and assistance roles to his clients, including:

  • Advice on identifying issues and provision of solutions/strategies in relation to mergers/acquisitions.
  • Financial reporting advice
  • Risk management advice
  • Review of internal control environments
  • Due diligence reviews


  • Assisted organisations with acquisitions and mergers, including related financial reporting issues.
  • Assisted organisations with improving their internal control framework and risk mitigation.
  • Assisted organisations with issues that arose from overseas expansion.
  • Lead and co-ordinated global multi-service engagements for large international clients.
  • Provided assistance to clients on the impact of new accounting standards.


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


  • Bachelor of Accounting (Monash University)

The Accounting Change that May Affect SaaS Arrangements

19 July 2022
Whether to treat customisation costs in a SaaS or cloud computing arrangement as assets or expenses has long been a grey area for companies investing in software.  However, the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) has now provided clarity, announcing that these costs would ordinarily be expensed rather than ca...

Case Study: Urban.io

14 September 2020
Urban.io provides a turnkey Industrial IoT solution for remote data acquisition from your buildings into your business systems. The IoT devices are designed for retrofit solutions in remote locations with automatic setup. Urban.io brings their own network which works in the majority of populated locations globally (indoor or outdoor) – out o...

2020 Themes in the Not-For-Profit sector

29 May 2020
  In this challenging climate for not-for-profits, we outline key matters management should be aware of in 2020, including those that might have been forgotten while dealing with the fallout from COVID-19. Where should NFPs go for more information? If you have any further questions as you work through the Principles, please contac...

Managing climate change – companies facing financial and legal risks

5 March 2020
In a recent article in The Age, it was reported that Australian business leaders are becoming increasingly anxious about the threat of climate change. Recent research indicates that Australian business leaders view climate change as the biggest issue facing society.   None of this is surprising.  There is increasing focus b...

Good Governance Principles for Not-for-profit organisations

22 August 2019
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) released the Not-for-profit Principles - Second Edition in January 2019 as part of their commitment to the not-for-profit sector and their respective Board of Directors. The revised edition takes into account changes in the sector including increased expectations of good NFP governance. Why di...

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...

Not-for-profits - is a merger right for you?

26 October 2018
Over the last couple of years, the not-for-profit industry has seen an increase in the number of merger opportunities.  For example, in the disability sector alone, the National Disability Services reported that 38 per cent of organisations are discussing merger options. Depending on your situation, there are potentially many benefits to un...

Are you up to date with the latest AASB standards?

11 May 2018
New standards for classification and measurement of financial assets and liabilities have been in force since 1st January 2018.   Are you aware of how it will impact your business? ...

Start-ups need to establish their business model early

5 April 2018
To ensure start-ups don’t ‘crash and burn’ in their infancy, it’s important from the outset to work on laying the right foundations for future success. All too often we find that start-ups struggle from day one due to a poorly conceived business model. One of the hallmarks of a well thought out business model is its ability to attract po...

Victoria's startup ecosystem is flourishing

20 October 2017
The recently established LaunchVic, the Victoria government’s $60m startup initiative is making it easier for startups to find capital, meetups, accelerators, plus collaborative opportunities with established corporates and other entities, says Aimee Whittingham, Manager at RSM Australia’s Assurance & Advisory division. Given that ...