RSM Australia

Financial statement audits

Our audit process demands a robust understanding of each client, its industry and its environment.  Based on this understanding, we assess RSM provides Financial statement audits and independent audit assessmentthe key business risks and the audit risks of material misstatement of the financial statements. We identify key management and internal controls that may reduce these risks to acceptable levels.

We then perform audit procedures to address risks to provide an independent opinion on the integrity of the financial information being presented and to establish reliability on the means by which it is reported. 

We communicate closely and regularly with your audit committee, CFO, financial controller and accounting staff during the audit process. From our preliminary audit planning and interim work, through to the delivery of reports and communication of internal control related materials, we strive to keep you informed.

RSM has its own audit methodology which complies with the requirements of international audit standards.

We utilise electronic audit workpapers and a host of other tools to improve audit efficiency. The benefit to you is an effective, cost efficient, independent audit, performed in a timely manner by experienced professionals.

Audit services are provided by RSM Australia Partners.

employee underpayments

The case of employee underpayments

Several large companies, including Westpac, Woolworths, Bunnings, and the Commonwealth Bank, have made front-page headlines for employee underpayments.
cash flow

Nine top tips to maintain a healthy cash flow

It does not matter what business you are in, cash flow is vital for survival. This is even more important in the current COVID-19 environment. The team at RSM has put together the following tips to assist you to maintain a healthy cash flow.
Strong Alliances the key for allied health today

Strong Alliances the key for allied health today

On face value, you may assume that the health industry is one of the few to financially benefit from the current global pandemic. Whilst this is true in some cases, the realities are a significant portion of income comes from planned procedures in this industry.
COVID-19 lessons for tourism & hospitality businesses

COVID-19 lessons for tourism & hospitality businesses

It is difficult to imagine a more brutal series of circumstances than those that have assailed the tourism and hospitality industry as a direct result of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Lessons for Primary Producers

COVID-19 Lessons for Primary Producers

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.
asset write-off

Second opportunity - asset write-off extension

The recent extension of the $150,000 instant asset write-off threshold to 31 December 2020 has given business entities with a turnover of under $500m a second opportunity to access significant tax savings when purchasing equipment.
Three simple steps to moving online

Three simple steps to moving online

In the modern farming world, we are seeing situations where our clients are spending more time out of the office and more time on the farm, or off-farm doing other life activities.
COVID-19

COVID-19 funding boost for Aged Care industry

The Federal Government recently announced a $52.9 million funding boost to provide further financial support for residential aged care providers during the COVID-19 crisis.
JobKeeper

JobKeeper 2.0 Updates

A quick recap as JobKeeper 2.0 has been announced. Time is starting to run out for instant deductions on plant purchases.
changes in tax rates

Accounting for changes in tax rates

Corporate Tax rates for smaller Australian companies are set to fall over the next few years. How should the changes in tax rates be reflected in financial statements?
Accounting for changes to AASB 16 Leases

Accounting for changes to AASB 16 Leases

Accounting for COVID-19 related rent concessions and other modifications to lease contracts, from the lessee’s perspective.
JobKeeper

Superannuation Amendments for JobKeeper Payments

Welcome news has finally arrived for employers with confirmation that the proposed amendments to the superannuation guarantee rule in relation to JobKeeper top-up payments have been registered. This should now provide employers certainty on their superannuation guarantee obligations for the June quarter.
Demystifying foreign currency issues

Demystifying foreign currency issues

Dealing with foreign currency matters in financial statements often causes difficulty among preparers of financial reports. In this article, we address some common issues on the treatment of foreign currency matters. Foreign Currency Transactions

Webinar: Financial Reporting Update 2020 | May 2020

Ralph Martin, National Technical Director at RSM Australia, along with Ana Espinal-Rae, National Technical Manager, hosted three webinars to deliver his annual Financial Reporting Update. What was covered:
ASIC allows 1-month additional time for unlisted entity financial reports

ASIC grants one month extension for unlisted entity financial reports

Unlisted companies with a 31 December or 31 March year-end have been granted an extension of one month to their financial reporting deadlines by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”). 
AASB 1058

AASB 1058 - What is a Sufficiently Specific Performance Obligation?

AASB 1058 Income of Not-for-Profits became applicable for not-for-profit entities on 1 January 2019.

TPAR - Contractor Reporting Obligations

Starting 1 July 2019, businesses who provide road freight, IT or security, investigation or surveillance services, and who pay contractors to provide those services on their behalf, will need to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR).

Download the AASB 16 Leasing Model

What is AASB 16 - Leases?

Recognition of peppercorn leases deferred

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) has postponed the requirement for not-for-profit entities to bring peppercorn leases into their financial reports at fair value, having been made aware of the difficulty and cost constraints of determining the fair value of properties subject to such leases.

Scrutiny of new accounting standards – inaction not tolerated

ASIC’s heightened scrutiny of ‘big three’ accounting standards highlight inaction won’t be tolerated. 

Case Study: Hansen Technologies

Hansen Technologies (Hansen), an ASX 300 listed entity, is a leading global provider of customer care, billing software and data management systems.

Guide to Convertible Debt

Convertible debt continues to be a challenging area for financial statement preparers.

New requirements for Significant Global Entities

There are new requirements for Significant Global Entities to prepare General Purpose Financial Statements. Recent guidance from the ATO has clarified the effect of changes made last year to Section 3CA of the Tax Administration Act 1953. 

Maintaining audit quality: 10 things audit committees should check with auditors

The purpose of an audit is to confirm the validity of financial statements and help determine the value of an organisation. The auditor’s role is to express an objective opinion on whether the organisation’s management has fairly presented the information in financial statements.

Change in discount rate for employee obligations

Under AASB 119 Employee Benefits, all for-profit entities and not-for-profit private sector entities are required to discount employee liabilities using the rate applicable to high quality corporate bonds. Where there is no deep market for those bonds, government bond rates are used.