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Travis Bate
Principal - Geraldton


Travis has extensive experience in both public practice and commerce. During this time, he has worked directly and indirectly with small business clients, local and state government authorities, as well as a variety of not-for-profit organisations.

Travis currently works at RSM in Geraldton in a managerial and consulting role, where he specialises in consulting services to local government, completion of business plans, and industry surveys and reports.

Travis is RSM in Geraldton's resident auditor, conducting financial, trust account and internal audits for a range of local businesses.

Travis specialises in 

  • Local government servicesTravis Bate has extensive experience in both public practice and commerce.
  • Management accounting services
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Financial reporting for a variety of businesses and not-for-profit entities
  • External audit and financial reporting experience covering a variety of large, medium and small private and public sector entities
  • Experience in liaising with and reporting to boards, audit committees and management
  • Significant experience in reviewing compliance with government policy and legislation
  • Extensive experience in reviewing controls over computer systems and various accounting software packages, including Oracle, Synergy, and QuickBooks

Solutions Travis provides

  • High-level government and commercial consulting
  • External audit
  • Business case preparation and financial modelling

Significant projects

  • The Murchison Region Vermin Cell Report
  • Shire of Yalgoo Forward Capital Works Plan
  • Shire of Murchison Strategic Planning

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand


  • Bachelor of Commerce, double major in Accounting (Curtin University of Technology)
  • Business Law with Distinction (Curtin University of Technology)

Unlocking vital business information

20 September 2017
In a tough economic environment, small businesses may be forced to cut costs in order to remain viable.  A significant cost for many small businesses is labour, so this is an area commonly targeted.  The business owner then goes back to producing the goods / services the business provides, be it a baker baking bread or a landscaper ...

Small business owners in regional WA to access free advisory services through Business Local

1 July 2015
RSM has announced it will provide free, specialist small business support in regional Western Australia as part of the State Government’s Business Local service. RSM was chosen as one of eight key providers and will cover four of the 12 regions, including the Wheatbelt, Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara.  Business Local is a new initiative o...