Our People

Biography

Pat is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Sydney.

He joined RSM in 2011 following the merger with Guild Accountants. Pat initially worked with Andersen’s for eight years in the corporate recovery division before joining KPMG in their strategic vision group, servicing publicly listed clients in Australia and Asia-Pacific.

He subsequently spent six years in London as an executive director of a private health care group that had operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland before he returned to Australia and joined Guild Accountants.

Pat Flanagan is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.


"My career has always been about transformation – converting under-performing businesses into high-growth ones by identifying new opportunities whether it’s a new market or through innovation." 


Pat advises SME owners on how to acquire, structure and divest businesses, raise capital, improve financial performance to maximize enterprise value, and implement succession plans. 

Pat aims to support company owners, senior management and board members in their business objectives and has experience across a range of businesses in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors including IT&C, manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, family office and mining services. 

Pat is tragically passionate about the Sydney Swans, having been raised in Melbourne and supported them at Lakeside Oval when he was a young boy and they were then known as "South Melbourne". 

Solutions Patrick providesPat is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Sydney.

  • Strategic and tactical reviews
  • Entity structuring advice
  • Acquisition/divestment planning and implementation
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Balance sheet management and profitability improvement strategies
  • Business valuations and growth strategies
  • Annual accounts and tax compliance

Significant projects

  • Adviser to a specialist mining services business on structuring, financing and acquisition strategies. The business has grown from revenues of $1m in a single division to $24m in four years from three divisions.
  • Adviser to construction business with revenues growing from $50m, to best of class $120m over two years.Pat is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Sydney.
  • Provided specialist advice on pre-divestment strategy to manufacturing business owners, resulting in net sale proceeds to the vendor increasing from $12m to $17m.

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce - University of Melbourne
Publications

What's Next in Tech? Construction: Webinar 1 | April 2022

7 April 2022
Webinar 1: Trades & Construction Businesses under $10 Million in Turnover Technology across the construction industry is changing rapidly. Whether you’re a trades business or large construction business, you need the right tools in place to manage projects and jobs, your costs, staff and so much more. The number one issue ...

Webinar Series | Business and Finance Symposium | October 2020

23 October 2020
There is no better time for businesses to demonstrate their agility and provide a rapid response to the evolving needs of customers than during this pandemic. As customers adapt to the "new normal", how exactly can businesses level up to increased expectations?  In the recently concluded sessions of RSM in Sydney's Business and Finance ...

Growth, innovation and succession planning in your vet practice

20 May 2019
Whether you care for cats or cattle, you know that the vet industry is changing. Large animal practices are concerned about a looming skills shortage as young vets opt to work with smaller animals. Meanwhile, small animal practices are benefitting from the increased disposable income of pet owners and the popularity of pet insurance. Vets themse...

Succession planning report

19 May 2016
Understanding the current perceptions of business owners towards succession planning. We firmly believe that succession planning is just as important as business planning, since exiting the business is inevitable, and the repercussions from a poorly executed exit could be grave. But research undertaken by RSM in 2015 revealed that the majority o...