Local business celebrates rebrand and restructure

New brand, better structure, that’s Geraldton’s RSM; now offering a wider, more accessible personal and friendly service.

Global accounting firm, RSM Bird Cameron, was rebranded simply RSM in October last year and since then Geraldton’s arm of the global network has been headed by Director, Trevor Lake, who is supported by Principal, Travis Bate and a highly qualified team of over 35 managers and staff. John Thomson who was formerly with RSM resigned from the partnership in November 2015. 

The new structure allows clients more accessibility to a team dedicated just to them; that will look after their interests in a confidential but friendly manner.

“We have changed the methodology for the better,” said Mr Lake.

“We have expanded our business offering and made the shift to adding more value to clients’ business, rather than just taking care of statutory obligations.”

New - and some expanded services - include bookkeeping at an affordable cost; bookkeeping packages tailored to business needs; business health checks; monthly management information; and help with completing budgets.

RSM provides advice for self-managed superannuation funds along with advice on succession planning, business valuations; and a big point of difference as a local business, is that RSM boasts a regional based audit practice – with a registered auditor on the team.

Mr Bate said although RSM is recognised as a global network, the Geraldton community can be assured their business will be taken care of locally, by local people.

“RSM is a big supporter of the Geraldton community, and we like to retain local staff so we’re happy to pay for their education through university,” he said.

“It’s a bonus to have people with local knowledge on staff; particularly those who may not have had the opportunity to study. 

“RSM sponsors the Geraldton Universities Centre annual award for the Best Accounting Student.”

Since July 1 last year, RSM has administered Business Local - a free service through the Small Business Development Corporation which is a successor program to the Small Business Centre program.

The beauty of this program is that it is a regionally-based free service, with face-to-face consultancy throughout the Mid West, Wheatbelt, Gascoyne and Pilbara.

“It is imperative to deliver this service to small businesses throughout the region,” said Mr Bate.

“Small businesses are important drivers of economic and social capacity, without small businesses towns will suffer. Business Local is a free service delivered by highly qualified advisers and in the current economic climate businesses are encouraged to take advantage of this free service.”

RSM is a great supporter of local sport and business, sponsoring basketball, tennis, rugby, softball and golf clubs along with small business awards, a business breakfast group and the Variety Club of WA.

“We believe in giving back to the community that supports us,” said Mr Lake.

Contact RSM on 9920 7400 for a friendly, confidential chat.