Welcome to the 2016 RSM International Transparency Report. The report provides top-level information on the structure and functions of our network and how our policies and procedures govern the provision of services our member firms provide to their clients.
As a global network of independently owned and operated firms, all now trading under one name, RSM International’s main purpose is to bring RSM firms around the world closer together to allow the provision of seamless cross-border services for our member firm’s clients. This can only be achieved through uniting under the same high-quality standards, by staying true to our core beliefs of Understanding, Collaboration, and Ideas and Insight, and ensuring our clients consistently experience our client commitment – The Power of Being Understood.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation to Bob Dohrer, RSM’s Global Leader – Quality and Risk. Bob is respected across the industry for his experience and stature which is demonstrated through his previous role of Chairman of the Forum of Firms for four years and his current seat on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.
Through his influence and direction, RSM has an asset that brings stability, focus and strategy to the network. Bob is assisted by the RSM Transnational Assurance Services Executive Committee (TASEC) whose role it is to ensure our policies and procedures meet or exceed international and national standards.
As you will read in this report, the focus of Bob, TASEC and other teams of experts from within RSM, is on ensuring we are continually innovating; by looking at new technologies and processes, by being at the forefront of the profession and by developing our specialist sector offering, we are making sure that we are in the best position possible to service our clients.
After an extremely busy year in 2015, culminating in the unified global brand launch, 2016 has been a year of settling down and embedding our new brand within our markets. We look now to the future with a much greater sense of unification and an enhanced responsibility that we have for each other, our staff, our clients and others who we engage with through our work.
My thanks go to Bob, and all those professionals in the network who contribute their time, expertise and commitment to helping develop RSM.
Jean Stephens, CEO, RSM