RSM Australia

Rural accounting services

RSM is the largest provider of rural accounting services to businesses in the remote communities of Australia.

RSM is the largest provider of rural accounting services to business is regional Australia.Because of our long heritage delivering accounting and advisory services to rural enterprises, we understand the special challenges faced by business owners in remote locations. Our specialist team provide rural accounting services to support practitioners in the regional network, and ensure our rurally based clients receive timely advice, whether simple or complex, regardless of their location.

Technology has changed agriculture and accounting dramatically but one constant over the years is the willingness of RSM accountants to travel to the family farm or business to sit down and discuss the financial affairs with you. We believe that, this way, we achieve a greater awareness of your farming business and provide a better service as a result.

Rural accounting services for the agribusiness sector
RSM offers a broad range of rural accounting services that are tailored to farmers and agribusinesses.

These services include:

  • Specialist knowledge of rural accounting and taxation issues
  • Business planning for major rural businesses
  • Financial management (from cash books to cash flows)
  • Feasibility studies for community infrastructure
  • Audit of financial statements
  • Restructure of family businesses
  • Succession planning
  • Self-managed superannuation

Understanding your specific needs

Whether your business is a 'hobby farm' or one of Australia’s largest food suppliers, RSM understands the vast nature of agribusiness.\

RSM has experience with businesses that operate in:

  • Agriculture and food production
  • Pastoralists and livestock graziers
  • Horticulture
  • Wineries
  • Commercial fishing and aquaculture
  • Transportation and machinery

Budget 2016 for Agribusiness

Key announcements Whilst there are no specific incentives for Agribusiness, many of the proposed changes will impact this sector including:

Proposed Amendments to Farm Management Deposit Scheme Fall Short

The Australian Government proposes to introduce legislation into parliament in August 2016 to change Farm Management Deposits (FMD) to: Increase the FMD cap from $400,000 to $800,000 Provide an early access trigger during times of drought

Small businesses instant asset write-off

Instant write-off for small businesses Small businesses will be able to claim an immediate tax deduction for each asset that costs less than $20,000 (net of GST credits), to the extent the asset is used for tax-deductible purposes. 

Case study: Hutcheon and Pearce

The global population is expected to total more than 9 billion by 2050 and farmers will need to double their agricultural output while using the same amount of land, water and other resources. This challenge is one that General Manager of Hutcheon and Pearce, Arron Hutcheon, is ready to play a part in.