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Stephanie McAuliffe is a senior manager in the Corporate Finance division at RSM in Perth.

Before joining RSM, Stephanie worked in a business solutions role, then specialising in forensic accounting.

More recently, Stephanie has been working in a finance and transaction support role, focussing on the provision of litigation support services and valuations of businesses, shareholdings, and business assets primarily in family law and commercial matters. She has had exposure to a diverse range of clients and industries.

"I am a problem solver and like finding solutions to client's problems."

Stephanie’s experience in advising small to medium businesses and individuals provides her with an excellent foundation for the analysis of financial and taxation matters that arise when businesses, superannuation, and other assets are valued for the purposes of family law and commercial matters. 

Stephanie has great attention to detail, the ability to understand complex situations, patience, and fantastic intuition. Outside of work Steph enjoys reading YA faerie fantasy novels.


In submitting a proposal for a Government job we added in the profiles for the engagement team members pets as a point of difference. They won the job!

Solutions Stephanie McAuliffe provides

Steph has specific expertise in:Business valuations

  • valuations
  • litigation support
  • due diligence and financial investigations
  • financial modeling

Recently, Stephanie has undertaken valuations of companies in the following industries:

  • engineering and mining services
  • manufacturing
  • retail
  • agriculture
  • professional practices, including consultancies
  • financial services
  • property and construction


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Business Law), Curtin University of Technology 
  • Business Valuation Specialist of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand



Family Law Insider | November 2022

16 November 2022
This quarter’s edition of the Family Law Insider aims to provide some important considerations as we fast approach the end of the year.

Natural love and affection in business valuations

28 October 2022
When completing a business valuation on an earnings basis for family law matters (or for any reason), we are largely conducting an exercise of comparison - how do the profits (“earnings”) of this business compare with the earnings generated by others in the same industry?

Family Law Insider | February 2022

8 March 2022
We have some fantastic contributions this edition to kick off the new year. Nadine Marke and Steph McAuliffe discuss the pitfalls of garbage information in business valuations, garbage in = garbage out. Shannon O’Connor addresses some important points about the payment and receipt of child support in bankruptcy, a must read for those dealing with bankrupt clients in a family law matter.

The pitfalls of relying on Management Accounts in Business Valuations

15 February 2022
Garbage In = Garbage Out A valuation is the estimate of the price at which an asset would or should change hands between two well-informed parties. The quality of the valuation output is a product of the quality of the financial information provided, or in other words, garbage in equals garbage out. A key component of a valuation is relian...

Why government agencies must plan ahead to protect funding

23 November 2021
The events of the past 18 months have certainly proven how important it is for businesses in the private sector to plan ahead. While no one could have anticipated what has transpired, proactive planning has seen some companies maintain a strong position while others have struggled to survive.  But planning ahead for potential financ...

Tax Insights | April 2021 edition

28 April 2021
The latest tax updates for you and your business | April edition Keep up to date with the latest Australian and International tax news from our market-leading experts.

Indicators of business value for family law matters

17 March 2021
When a set of financial statements comes across your desk, what are the key items you should look out for to determine whether a valuation should be sought to assist in the property settlement? Below we set out five key items you should look out for which indicate that a valuation may be required. The income earned is from a trading busine...

Preparing a business for valuation

16 March 2021
A valuation determines the estimated amount for which an asset should exchange on the Valuation Date between a willing buyer and a willing seller, in an arms’ length transaction after proper marketing, wherein the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently, and without compulsion. In assessing the value of a business for Family Law purpos...

How to make building financial model spreadsheets less risky

15 January 2021
You’ve spent weeks and weeks building the financial model, getting the data inputs and bringing it all together. You sit back and look at what the numbers are telling you, but something doesn’t seem quite right. Getting to this stage with a financial model spreadsheet, and then having to go back and re-work it, can be incredibly frustrating....

Accounting 101 for Family Lawyers

2 December 2020
Do you find yourself wading through financial documents and pondering the same accounting questions time and time again? Are there things you feel you SHOULD know... but you could perhaps do with a refresher? RSM has a dedicated Family Law team has a wealth of experience in providing support services to Family Lawyers and their clients thro...

Case Study: Untangling the financial web

28 July 2020
Understanding financial statements and their underlying supporting documents can feel like interpreting a foreign language, but they contain a wealth of important information for property settlements. RSM’s multidisciplinary Family Law Support team are experts in untangling the financial web in family law matters. Whilst the characters in our ...