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UNDERSTANDING NORTH AMERICA

North America is dominated by three of the largest countries and economies on Earth in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Due to a well-developed infrastructure, abundant natural resources and high productivity, the region continues to be a magnet for investors and entrepreneurs. The middle market plays a large role in driving the growth of North American business. As the adviser of choice to the middle market, as well as being the largest middle market firm in the US, RSM helps its clients to capitalise on the region’s stability and success.

RSM Academy – Prepared for global business

19 June 2019
A key element of RSM’s global strategy is to empower and develop our people so that they can serve our clients in increasingly innovative and complex ways. For our people to achieve this in today’s global economy, working as international teams based on trust and understanding is critical in delivering our brand promise, The Power of Being Understood.

Meet RSM at the 2019 IIA International Conference

13 June 2019
RSM is a proud sponsor of the Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) 2019 International Conference on July 7–10, 2019

RSM's Global Capabilities

12 June 2019
From new trade rules to talent migration, from big data to cyber threats, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace. But upheaval also means opportunity, if you’re prepared.

The aftermath of Storm GDPR in North America

23 May 2019
While the GDPR principles has proven challenging in North America, it is the constraints around purpose and storage limitation that have posed the most significant challenge.

Balance for Business

7 March 2019
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, and the organisers have emphasised that balance is not a gender issue, it is a business issue. A blog by Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International.

Issue 89 - IFRS News in Brief

18 February 2019
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

RSM posts record revenues as consulting services power growth

28 January 2019
RSM has reported record global revenues of $5.37 billion for 2018

Issue 88 - IFRS News in Brief

18 January 2019
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

2018 RSM World Conference staged in Toronto

29 October 2018
Harnessing the power of RSM’s people to drive innovation and transformation in the middle market

RSM appoints new Global Leader for Quality and Risk

22 October 2018
RSM, the leading global network of audit, tax and consulting firms focused on the middle market, has appointed Marion Hannon as its Global Leader for Quality and Risk. Marion Hannon will oversee the continuous focus on audit quality across the network.

Issue 85 - IFRS News in Brief

22 October 2018
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

Investing in our people to deliver success

26 September 2018
The theme for this year’s RSM World Day is ‘Putting Our People First’, based around our belief that through the development of our diverse talent we can create a culture of innovation, in which our people thrive and drive growth for our clients.

RSM strengthens presence in Canada

7 September 2018
Offices in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton join forces under the RSM brand

International VAT Update: June 2018

5 June 2018
Breaking VAT news from RSM's experts around the world, including updates from Portugal, Norway, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia.

Re-imagining business models for GDPR and a data-driven age

4 June 2018
A blog by Jean Stephens, CEO. 2018 has been an eye-opener when it comes to protecting customer data. From middle market businesses to large corporations, cybersecurity and simple human error pose an increasing risk. With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) having come into effect last month, how can middle market businesses and fast-growing companies use this change to benefit them?

Storm GDPR and North America

22 May 2018
Over the last year, the risk landscape for US companies has evolved and shifted in focus. While the initial concerns surrounding GDPR compliance centred on the well-publicised penalties that could be levied by EU supervisory authorities, the realisation has developed more recently that the greater risk - at least initially - for US companies lies in legal and commercial consequences of non-compliance. 

Issue 80 - IFRS News in Brief

10 April 2018
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

Giving globalisation meaning: re-emerging markets and the road to reglobalisation

13 March 2018
Reglobalisation will belong to those countries that adapt to the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, those that understand globalisation’s pros and cons, and not those hiding behind walls of protectionism. Those who want to succeed must create business-friendly ecosystems, well-established and transparent market rules and steadfast connections to transnational economic networks.

Key strategies for business leaders in the changing global economy

13 March 2018
Leaders need to carry out careful, strategic planning to meet the many challenges they face. Cautious engagement seems the wisest path. They must partner with the right advisors, research individual markets carefully, anticipate policy shifts and adapt to them more swiftly and effectively than their competitors.

People, progress and pressing the case for diversity

7 March 2018
On this International Women’s Day, achieving gender parity should not be our only goal. Equal opportunity is the bedrock of a free and fair society. We participate in society as individuals, and as a network, so it is our responsibility to contribute to it. To achieve more we all need to proactively and continuously press for progress, and bring about a world where parity, diversity and inclusion become standard and are embraced as critical elements to our business success and are part of societal norms.

Transatlantic data flows: data privacy and the global digital economy

16 January 2018
North America and Europe generate approximately 75 per cent of digital content for Internet users worldwide.  Amid weak GDP growth worldwide and flattening of traditional foreign trade and investment, international digital exchanges are rapidly growing.  The challenge is how governance structures can be formed that reconcile 'public welfare' and 'individual privacy'.

RSM kick-starts 2018 with two new member firms

8 January 2018
RSM has added new member firms in Bulgaria and Costa Rica, expanding its footprint across Europe and Central America. These new firms bring RSM’s global representation to more than 120 countries.

Issue 77 - IFRS News in Brief

3 January 2018
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

RSM Canada: A new way of doing business

21 December 2017
As countries around the world seem to be looking inwards, Canada remains open.  Toronto is one of the most diverse cities globally. With half of the total population born outside of Canada, the city has created cultural ties around the world. The city also houses companies from a wide variety of industries – from real estate to manufacturing to film.

NAFTA, Brexit and the future of the middle market

8 December 2017
Middle market businesses need to prepare for the shifts of international commerce. At the same time the US President is seeking to change NAFTA, the UK is seeking to exit the largest trading bloc in the world, the European Union. The threat of renegotiated trade deals brings a risk of increased tariffs on exports and stricter regulations.

RSM launches RSM Canada

1 December 2017
Global services, expertise and insights for the Canadian middle market

BEPS and beyond: tax issues to watch out for

16 November 2017
When it comes to tax affairs, the biggest fear among clients is of committing an offence by accident. This article outlines a number of key tax areas to watch out for, including BEPS, US tax reform and the Paradise Papers. 

Bob Dohrer reappointed to IAASB Board

6 November 2017
RSM is delighted to announce that Bob Dohrer, RSM’s Global Leader for Quality and Risk, has been reappointed for a second three-year term to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

Mapping out your approach to BEPS

16 October 2017
A guest blog by Rob Mander, International Tax Services, RSM . The international tax systems of the last decade haven’t kept up with the changing nature and pace of multinational groups of companies. In a world where so much business is conducted across borders, it is important that legislation and, more specifically, tax authorities have sufficient sight of the global allocation of income within multinational organisations.

RSM wins prestigious ‘Network of the Year’ Award

5 October 2017
RSM, the world’s sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, has been recognised as the Network of the Year at this year’s The Accountant and International Accounting Bulletin Awards.  Specifically, the judges commented on the success of the network’s new global brand, and the achievements over the past two years that have resulted in a stronger, better positioned and more understood network. They also praised RSM’s focus on its foundation of quality whilst at the same time building new areas of strength.

RSM launches International Tax InfoMap and a global Innovation Competition

19 September 2017
The theme of RSM World Day 2017 is ‘Innovation Through Collaboration’. To mark the occasion RSM has combined its expertise from across the network to create its interactive International Tax InfoMap. The tool is designed to help internationally ambitious businesses respond to the latest developments in international trade.

Innovation through collaboration

19 September 2017
Successful companies, particularly those in a growth phase, share a common characteristic: the dedication and commitment of their employees. 

The gig economy isn’t holding back and the middle market shouldn’t either

29 August 2017
With companies like Deliveroo and Uber bedding into our lives, the gig economy has revolutionised the way people are working and therefore the way workplaces are structured. Middle market businesses need stay ahead of the curve, using their strengths to their advantage where large corporations can’t, by reacting and revisiting their business practices to adhere to this new way of working.

Financial Advisor Magazine Ranks RSM US Wealth Management No. 30 on RIA List

15 August 2017
RSM US Wealth Management LLC was recently ranked as the nation's 30th largest Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm in Financial Advisor magazine's 2017 ranking of Top Registered Investment Advisory Firms. The publication’s rankings included more than 600 RIAs from across the country.

The Renegotiation of NAFTA

3 August 2017
The renegotiation of NAFTA promises to be a highly contentious affair, with the two smaller members poised to resist efforts by their larger neighbour to craft regional trade rules hewing to Trump’s “America First” project.

Collaborative leadership drives change: a regional conference round-up

3 August 2017
We have just completed our regional conference season, with gatherings in Seoul, Dubai, Panama City, Malta and finally Johannesburg. Here, RSM International's CEO, Jean Stephens, shares her reflections from the conferences and how the different economic challenges are influencing the work we do with our clients

Tax complexity fuels uncertainty, but middle market firms can untangle the mess

22 May 2017
Tax complexity is a challenge that is particularly acute for middle market businesses who lack the scale to invest in large compliance teams, but have the agility to adapt more quickly than large corporates. We spoke to RSM experts in Australia, Brazil, UK, and US to ask how middle market businesses can untangle this mess.

Cyber threat has no borders

15 May 2017
The ransomware cyber-attack that took place in May 2017 was unprecedented in scale and affected more that 230,000 computers in 150 countries. The indiscriminate attack on hospitals and government agencies exploited known vulnerabilities in old systems of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Cyber security now supersedes all technology risks for businesses, and this attack shows many have not yet responded to the threat. Some markets boast sophisticated technology and regulations, while others have restricted access to digital infrastructure. No matter where you look, however, there is one constant. In the arms race between cyber criminals and experts, neither party ever draws far ahead.

5 key considerations for effective business interruption coverage

28 April 2017
Most key business processes are now automated and built on technology. Consequently, disruptions from a cyberattack can lead to significant lost sales and productivity, recovery costs and reputational harm. Accounting for business interruption costs is almost as important as mitigating the breach itself, especially as exposure is only expected to increase in the future.

RSM Recognized as Best Consultancy Firm by CTA Intelligence

14 March 2017
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently recognized as the Best Consultancy Firm at the US Services Awards by CTA Intelligence.

Be bold for change on International Women’s Day

8 March 2017
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate how far the world has come in the fight for gender equality but also to reassess our approach.

A meaty internal audit client utilises RSM talent

2 March 2017
RSM, through an integrated and coordinated approach with its member firms, developed detailed audit programmes for meat manufacturer  in accordance with industry “leading practices” that are designed to assess internal control effectiveness in a harmonised fashion for the US domestic and international locations selected for internal audits.

RSM improves bank’s internal audit function

2 March 2017
RSM was hired by the client to work alongside the internal audit manager of a bank, assisting with risk assessment, audit planning and a co-sourced execution of the annual internal audit plan under the oversight of the Bank’s audit committee.  

The Many Sides to a Team

27 February 2017
Andy Bosman, Chief Marketing Officer for RSM US LLP, and Team RSM Member Zach Johnson sit down to discuss some of Zach’s highlights from the 2015 British Open, the 2016 Ryder Cup, and the team behind him to make it all happen. 

Cyber crime: protect, detect, respond

1 January 2017
Instances of Internet fraud and other data related crimes have been increasing dramatically and becoming progressively sophisticated. Cyber-attacks on organisations via security loopholes and un-patched servers have increased over 80 percent in the last two years as intruders look for industry or identity data theft.

RSM World Day 2016

1 November 2016
RSM World Day is a very special event in RSM’s busy calendar. This year, staff around the world celebrated our fifth RSM World Day – and yet again – our member firms pulled out all the stops to make it a huge success. This magzine shows the highlights.

Forbes names RSM one of America's best management consulting firms

18 May 2016
Forbes names RSM one of America's best management consulting firms

Securing the family office: Implementing a data security plan

2 May 2016
Data breaches and information security are critical concerns for organisations and individuals as attack methods become more diverse and widespread. While media reports typically only illustrate the dangers at large companies, small breaches are more frequent and cause the most damage. In fact, family offices are at an acute risk; with information from high-net-worth individuals extremely valuable to criminals, security measures may require a closer look.

How banks can increase cybersecurity risk management

10 March 2016
The rise in advance persistent threats puts a spotlight on the vulnerability of the IT systems at many financial institutions—and intensifies the need to implement more robust security procedures to protect institutional assets.

RSM achieves 6% fee income growth and moves to 6th in the worldwide ranking

3 February 2016
RSM, the adviser of choice to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally, is pleased to announce a 6% increase in global fee income, to US$4.64 billion, for the financial year ending 31 December 2015. RSM has also moved up one place in the global ranking and is now the 6th largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms.

RSM Reporting - Issue 25

25 November 2015
In this issue we report on the IASB’s endeavour to publish a new Conceptual Framework, which is approaching a successful completion.

A day to be proud

26 October 2015
Today, 26 October 2015, is a defining day for RSM and the partners and staff of each RSM member firm as we come together under one name and brand – RSM.

OECD announces further action to target international businesses

24 October 2015
Tax avoidance by large businesses is a topic that continues to attract attention, with governments keen to state that they are tough on those that abuse the rules.

Introducing RSM

23 October 2015

RSM World Day Magazine 2014

5 October 2014
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from RSM firms around the globe.  

RSM World Day Newspaper 2013

5 October 2013
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from over 70 countries around the globe.  

The new meaning of the ‘squeezed middle’

20 March 2013
Spare a thought for the squeezed middle. Joe Adams, the Managing Partner of McGladrey LLP, our member firm in the US, has just authored a fascinating article for Forbes.com, championing the middle market.

RSM World Day 2012

5 October 2012
One day, one focus, one network. On 20 September 2012, RSM brought together its accounting network of 32,000 colleagues across 700 offices in 94 countries as part of RSM World Day. It was a celebration of the growth and success of RSM and it was an opportunity to showcase the capabilities and expertise of the intergrated network, around the world.

RSM network connects for day of global celebrations

19 September 2012
On 20 September 2012, RSM will bring together its accounting network of 32,000 colleagues across 700 offices in 94 countries as part of RSM World Day – a celebration of the growth and success of the integrated network and an opportunity to showcase its capabilities and expertise around the world.

Welcoming the first of our guest bloggers...

4 April 2012
It is a real pleasure to welcome the first of our guest bloggers from around the RSM network. Opening up the blog to our experts will gather us some useful insights into the global business environment as well as the markets we operate.