Peter Saccasan is the National Leader, Health Services and National Director, Pharmacy and a Director in the Business Advisory division of RSM in Sydney.
As National Leader of the Health sector at RSM, Peter seeks to bring to market the advisory, compliance and risk management services that RSM can offer to a range of health industries. Health Services by RSM brings together RSM’s seven service lines and highlights the sector-specific solutions that each division has brought to clients in this sector.
Peter Saccasan is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.
"In leading Health Services by RSM, my experience in Pharmacy has enabled me to co-ordinate RSM’s approach to providing industry-specific services to the ever-growing Health market."
With a background in the SME market and over 20 years of pharmacy experience, Peter provides a complete business service for pharmacy owners and private client businesses, with a focus on sustainability.
In his role as National Director, Pharmacy, Peter leads a team of industry specialists who understand the sector. The Pharmacy team at RSM has worked with hundreds of pharmacy owners to ensure their businesses are performing well and achieving industry-standard benchmarks. In addition, the team continues to assist prospective owners to carry out due diligence on target pharmacies as well as help them through the acquisition process which can be quite daunting. This is in addition to helping them manage their tax and accounting affairs effectively.
"I find it rewarding that we can help new and existing owners navigate their way through a pharmacy acquisition. Through that process, we also look to ensure that clients use the business structure that is appropriate to their needs. Having worked to understand one industry in detail, I find this helps in talking to clients in any industry and in getting to know what makes their businesses tick. "
Prior to joining the firm, Peter operated in partnership, his own accounting practice for almost 25 years. He speaks regularly at pharmacy conferences and has been a contributing author to pharmacy trade magazines. Peter was also made a life member of the Australian College of Pharmacy for his contribution to the organisation.
Outside the worlds of health, pharmacy and accounting, Peter loves State of Origin rugby league, especially being a Queenslander living in NSW. He also enjoys watching live Test Cricket and has been lucky enough to see cricket at both the SCG and MCG. He also played soccer for 30 years. Peter is a family man with five children and, at last count, 10 grandchildren in the growing tribe.
I believe I can look at the big picture as well as ensure the underlying details are attended to.
SOLUTIONS PETER PROVIDES
Peter is responsible for providing business and tax advisory services for a wide variety of pharmacy and business clients. Through his extensive business advisory experience and knowledge of the pharmacy industry, Peter is able to provide sound advice and innovative solutions in the areas of:
- Buying a pharmacy
- Improving a pharmacy
- Managing cashflow
- Partnership and succession
- Strategy and advice
- Structures, finance and valuations
Through specialisation in one area, the focus on pharmacy has also enabled Peter to identify quickly the key drivers of any business and provide appropriate guidance to owners of different types of businesses.
- Worked with large groups of owners and across different states.
- Assisted in transactions for multiple store acquisitions.
- Was successful in getting Ministerial approval for a new PBS number after rejection by the ACPA.
- Formerly a National Director of the Australian College of Pharmacy
- Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Fellow Honoris Causa, Australian College of Pharmacy
- Master of Economics
- Bachelor of Financial Administration
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