Our People

Ross Paterson
National Leader, Agribusiness

Biography

Ross is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Fremantle and Esperance and the National  Leader of Agribusiness. Ross provides advice to small and medium sized enterprises on a range of issues including taxation, cashflow management and asset protection. Prior to joining the firm full time in 2000, Ross was involved in broad acre farming in Esperance. Having a country upbringing, Ross particularly enjoys working with his regional clients.

Ross Paterson is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Ross provides

Ross provides expert knowledge and advice in the following areas:

  • taxation advice and planning
  • budgeting and cashflow management
  • succession and business planning
  • asset protection and business restructuring

Significant projects

Ross is responsible for a number of overseas clients with farming interests in Western Australia.

Professional associations

  • Member, Certified Practicing Accountants in Australia

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting (Curtin University)

Registrations

  • Registered tax agent

Specialises In

  • Agribusiness
  • Mining services
  • Engineering and transport services
  • Supermarkets
Publications

Succession plan in place – what needs to be done next?

21 June 2021
Farming families generally acknowledge that having a documented succession plan is a good idea. Usually, the goals of the succession plan are agreed relatively quickly, but there is often a bit of ‘argy-bargy’ between family members in determining the exact timeframe for implementation. Hopefully, in those situations a compromise can be...

Maximising the value of a farm budget

21 January 2021
For many farmers preparing a farm budget is all about identifying lending requirements for the year, prior to meeting with the local bank manager. As part of this process, a statement of position is also usually prepared which will calculate the farmer’s equity position. A strong equity position will generally result in the bank applying a smalle...

Succession Planning tips for farming families

11 September 2020
Succession planning for farming families can be quite daunting and there certainly are some horror stories on how it can spiral out of control. The flip side is succession planning can be a very rewarding process for all involved if tackled with goodwill and respect. Three tips to help get your succession plan moving in the right direction are: ...

COVID-19 Lessons for Primary Producers

17 August 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented great challenges across the globe and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future as governments tread a fine line between the very real public health concerns and trying to jumpstart faltering economies. For most of us, a pandemic such as COVID-19, is something we have never previously experienced. From...