Our People

Biography

Nicole is a Principal in our Risk Advisory Services division with over 10 years of experience in the provision of audit and risk consulting services, including experience in RSM’s Los Angeles office in the US office.

Nicole has extensive experience in the provision of risk advisory services with a focus in the energy and utilities market, climate change and sustainability practice, public sector and local government. She has provided a variety of services ranging from co-sourced and outsourced internal audit services to regulatory and consulting engagements.

She has also completed a secondment in RSM’s affiliate office in Los Angeles, United States. Nicole was responsible for undertaking assurance and advisory services for the public sector and retail entities.

“I love the fast-paced and ever-changing industry of Risk Advisory, every day at work is different.”

Nicole is a Category 2 & 1 Registered Greenhouse & Energy Auditor (RGEA). Nicole is also part of our Climate Change and Sustainability team. As part of this role, Nicole is responsible for developing RSM's capability and managing teams in conducting various greenhouse and energy-related engagements.Nicole Mohan offers a range of audit and risk consulting services

A fun fact about Nicole is that her diet consists of intermittent fasting, eating only one meal a day.

Nicole started with RSM as a graduate and has never looked back!

SOLUTIONS NICOLE PROVIDES

  • Internal Audit
  • Governance, risk & controls
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Carbon & sustainability risk advisory

SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS

  • Review of MDP and MPBs within the National Electricity Market - Responsible for managing and coordinating the 25 Metering Data Provider (MDP) audits on behalf of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for the past 10 years. The audits incorporate reviewing communication interfaces between meters and the MDP metering systems and testing of metering transactions. She is also responsible for managing the 24 Metering Provider Category B (MPB) audits which review the installation and commissioning of meters, maintenance of metering equipment and meter testing.
  • AER, ESC and ERA Regulatory Audits – Nicole has been involved in managing and providing assurance services for the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), Essential Services Commission (ESC) and Economic Regulation Authority. This has included determining and testing the key controls and processes in the areas of compliance performance and reporting, marketing and complaints and dispute resolutions.
  • Climate Change and Sustainability – As a Category 2 RGEA, Nicole has managed numerous assurance engagements for the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER), Safeguard Mechanism, Renewable Energy Target (RET) and Emission Reduction Fund (ERF) schemes. She has also managed the audits conducted for returns submitted to the ESC under Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme, the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) and the Greenpower Program.
  • Internal Audit – Nicole is the Principal responsible for the delivery of internal audit services to a range of public sector and local government clients within Queensland, the Northern Territory and Melbourne. These services include operational, performance and compliance audits in accordance with annual and strategic internal audit plans.Nicole is a Senior Manager in our Risk Advisory Services division with over 10 years of experience in the provision of audit and risk consulting services.

ASSOCIATIONS

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

REGISTRATIONS

  • Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Accounting and Finance)
  • Master of Business (Risk Management)
Publications

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

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #9

31 August 2021
Cybersecurity and data privacy issues continue to make headlines, and the risks surrounding them are only increasing. The demands on chief information security officers and chief technology officers expand as data moves from in-house systems to cloud computing, mobile devices, remote work setups, and new technologies including artificial intelligence and robotic process automation.

Understanding your payroll function

17 August 2021
There has been a long list of high-profile Australian companies with underpayments to employees in the news recently. The majority of these underpayments result from: Interpretation of the Awards and Enterprise Agreements;  Incorrect set up of pay codes and rules in the system; and Knowledge gaps and understaffed payroll teams. ...