Our People

Biography

Melissa is an accountant for RSM in Northam and works closely with clients on a day to day basis dealing with a number of business advisory and taxation matters.

She joined the team in 2019 and has a special interest in the agribusiness and property and construction industries.

She works closely with small businesses and individuals to help them understand and navigate challenges. 

In her role, she aims to equip them with the knowledge to succeed in every part of their business while making the day to day compliance of their business straightforward and uncomplicated.

She is currently studying for a graduate diploma with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.


“I am most passionate about helping people. I like to use my experience and knowledge to solve any problems they may face and get the best possible outcome for their business,” she says.


In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach and weekends away camping.

Prior to joining RSM,  Melissa worked as a tax consultant in Perth and volunteered in the mornings.

SOLUTIONS MELISSA RUGE PROVIDESMelissa is an accountant for RSM in Northam and works closely with clients on a day to day basis dealing with a number of business advisory and taxation matters.

  • Understanding your cashflow
  • Cloud accounting support    
  • Quarterly business check-ups
  • Single touch payroll reviews and support
  • Annual accounts and tax compliance
  • Self-managed superannuation fund compliance

SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS

  • She works closely with her clients to solve their business challenges.  
  • Melissa keeps up to date with the newest Australian tax law changes to better assist clients with the most appropriate tax planning strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management - UWA
  • Currently Studying Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting - CAANZ

Publications

Mandatory Director ID – does this apply to my trades business?

8 March 2022
With the new obligation for directors of a company to hold a Director Identification Number, it is important to understand if it applies and how it works to ensure your trades business is compliant. As of 1 November 2021, if you are a director of an Australian registered company, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande...