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Finding opportunity in change

RSM’S GLOBAL CAPABILITIES AND SERVICES Bringing you ideas and insights to help you move forward with confidence


A world leader in audit, tax and consulting services.


ARE YOU READY? 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.


In this fast-paced environment, you need advisers who think ahead and respond quickly to your changing needs. We’ll help you anticipate, understand and plan for unforeseen change.


RSM is one of the world’s leading audit, tax and consulting networks. We build strong relationships based on a deep understanding of what matters most to you. It is our strong, collaborative approach that differentiates us. We will strive to truly understand you, your strategies and your aspirations in order to deliver insights tailored to your precise needs.



3,750 partners

750 offices

By sharing ideas from our most senior professionals around the world, we empower you to make critical decisions with confidence to move your business forward and make the most of the opportunities that change creates. This is the power of being understood. This is RSM.

Navigate your way across borders.

When you’re looking beyond your national borders for new opportunities, we can instantly connect you to our worldwide network of firms. We will guide you through the challenges of working internationally, pinpointing experts on the ground who know your sector and who are keen to understand your unique business. As a global network we recognise the importance of local and regional knowledge. Our member firms have a deep understanding of local culture and traditions, regional rules and regulations, and the markets in which they operate. This expertise can help you enhance your business efficiency, reduce costs, control risks and become more competitive.



When you are under pressure, quick and easy communication is of paramount importance. At RSM you have one trusted senior contact who will connect you to a wellinformed team, exactly when and where you need them.

When you work with us, you have a team of advisers who are constantly looking out for your business interests. Based on a thorough analysis of your markets, laws and customs, we will identify opportunities and challenges before they arise. We will help you analyse risk, establish the right direction for your business and maximise your potential, supporting you every step of the way.

QUICK ANSWERS The partners of our member firms around the world know each other extremely well. This means they can personally recommend colleagues in other international offices, and draw on those close relationships to get you quick answers and fast decisions.


We devote a great deal of time, thought and energy to understanding you and your organisation. We will immerse ourselves in your business so we know who you are, what you believe in and what motivates you. Your management team will receive high quality feedback on issues that are pertinent to your business, together with personalised reports and advice from experts in your sector.

REGIONAL EXPERTISE ON A GLOBAL SCALE When you work with RSM, you have access to our global expertise, as well as professionals that have a deep understanding of the local and regional challenges your business may face. We know that one size does not fit all, and so our regional experts will provide you with skills, insights and resources that suit your business depending on the jurisdictions in which you operate.

RSM IN EUROPE UNRAVELLING COMPLEX RULES AND REGULATIONS As one of the most diverse regions in the world, Europe offers significant opportunities for business growth and expansion. However, the diversity of the region with varying currencies, regulations and stages of economic growth, can make Europe a very complex place for businesses to thrive. With over 9,000 staff across the region, RSM assists businesses to anticipate and understand these complexities, in order to succeed in the largest consumer market in the world.

42 196 9,880 countries








751 staff

The ongoing political and social changes in the Middle East and North Africa continue to present both challenges and opportunities. Sectors such as construction, infrastructure, real estate, leisure and hospitality, and the luxury goods market show strong growth and offer excellent opportunities for middle market businesses that are keen to expand. RSM draws on its deep experience of the financial landscape across the region to anticipate change, business trends and future growth areas for clients.




304 offices



North America is a dominant region with some of the world’s largest countries and strongest economies. 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 IN LATIN AMERICA FINDING POTENTIAL IN THIS INVESTMENT-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT The pace of social and economic reform has quickened across much of Latin America, with more governments working to increase transparency and create better environments for doing business. In some countries, the growing number of middle-class consumers is resulting in thriving economies, ripe for investment. RSM’s Latin American firms excel at scaling their service delivery to foreign and national companies, both large and small. Our close relationships allow us to collaborate and provide seamless cross-border services throughout the region and the neighbouring Caribbean islands. (Latin America figures include Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos)




101 offices

7,630 staff

The Asia Pacific region covers a vast area and a multitude of individual economies, each at varying stages of development and offering different levels of growth. Investing and doing business in the region requires knowledge of a number of facets that affect each country. RSM’s long-standing presence in Asia Pacific provides clients with the knowledge to unlock the market’s potential, while helping them to navigate the diverse labour laws, compliance legislations and cross-border challenges. Our deep expertise in investment strategies, corporate set-ups, market intelligence and transfer pricing is essential for those businesses looking to enter the region.







RSM IN AFRICA TURNING A FOOTPRINT INTO A FOOTHOLD Africa’s economic performance over the past decade has outstripped any other period. It is now the second fastest growing region in the world with a rapidly expanding consumer base that is highly attractive to foreign investors. Middle market businesses have an advantage over larger organisations as they are more nimble, and often subject to fewer restrictions. As business in Africa develops, so does RSM’s representation across the region. We offer a full range of services that can help you take advantage of the myriad of investment opportunities in this vast, resource-rich land of opportunity.


INTELLIGENT INSIGHT AND SMART FEEDBACK To consistently deliver high-quality auditing services, we are continually investing in our auditing methods. We closely follow the latest developments and share them throughout our network of professionals. This means our clients receive assurance services that are continually up-to-date and focused on their specific needs. Staying alert to risk is always a priority. That’s why we devote a considerable amount of attention and resources to ensuring our methods are compliant with the International Standards on Auditing. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: ƒƒ Global and listed company audits ƒƒ Local statutory audits ƒƒ Other assurance services ƒƒ IFRS compliance audits ƒƒ Global compliance and support ƒƒ Accounting and financial business services


COMMERCIALLY FOCUSED, PRACTICAL AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ADVICE If you are a global business juggling the complex and diverse tax rules of multiple markets, it can be difficult to stay on top. We offer in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of the relevant local rules and regulations. Through collaboration with tax professionals across all relevant jurisdictions, we are able to provide you with seamless tax solutions. We give you practical, commercially focused and socially responsible advice from our most experienced tax experts. Together, we are dedicated to finding the best possible tax solutions for your business, while always acting with the highest level of integrity and concern for your reputation. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: ƒƒ Global tax strategies – advisory and planning ƒƒ Transaction advisory services – tax M&A and due diligence ƒƒ Transfer pricing ƒƒ Global indirect taxes – VAT and GST ƒƒ Global employer services


PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST BUSINESS THREATS We specialise in helping you identify and manage your risks and in the event that risks become a reality, we are there to help you deal with the consequences. To enhance the value that you deliver to your stakeholders, we can assist you in protecting your organisation and its success. We understand the threats that your business may face. From the global banking crisis to the rise of cyber crime, recent history demonstrates the importance of identifying threats and developing an appropriate response, at an early stage. Our collective expertise and knowledge ensure that we remain at the forefront of implementing new approaches to anticipate and manage risk. We are active, not reactive, and are ready to provide support and guidance in response to changes to legislation, new cyber threats and other environmental factors. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: ƒƒ Internal Audit - co-sourced and outsourced ƒƒ Data privacy and cyber security services ƒƒ Fraud prevention, investigation and forensic accounting services ƒƒ Anti-money laundering (AML) services ƒƒ Information systems, assurance and advice ƒƒ Enterprise risk management and governance consultancy ƒƒ Regulatory and compliance (including SOX, SSAE16 / ISAE 3402 compliance audits)


PRECISE CONSULTANCY FOR THE SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM To thrive in an ever-more complex business world, modern companies must balance long-term goals with a focus on improving performance today. Our member firms provide specialist consulting and advisory services to support your business in the short, medium and long-term. The key to our working style is partnership. We start by understanding the challenges that your business is facing, then bring on board experts from our global network to provide the precise consultancy support you require. Through a deep-rooted understanding of our clients’ issues and the environments they operate in, we help organisations rethink how they do business so they can enable change, drive productivity, manage risk and improve decision-making. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: ƒƒ Management consulting ƒƒ Performance efficiency ƒƒ Production and operations consulting ƒƒ Public sector consulting ƒƒ HR and organisational development ƒƒ Technology consulting


MOVE FORWARD WITH ADVICE DESIGNED FOR YOUR SPECIFIC BUSINESS NEEDS Within our network, we have experienced professionals who specialise in working with company directors, financial institutions, turnaround professionals and venture capitalists to provide practical corporate restructuring advice that is designed for your specific business needs. If you are a lender, our member firms offer sound commercial and pragmatic advice to improve business performance and enhance stakeholder value. We understand the bottom line for lenders and financiers is reducing the risk of shortfalls in existing or future loans and maximising recoveries. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: ƒƒ Independent business reviews ƒƒ Corporate restructuring and turnaround ƒƒ Cross-border restructuring ƒƒ Formal insolvency ƒƒ Special investigations and personal and corporate insolvency


MINIMISE RISK, MAXIMISE RETURNS We understand that a variety of factors and tensions come into play when dealing with complex transactions. Whether you are making an acquisition, forming a strategic alliance, raising or investing capital, or releasing funds through a sale or restructuring, you need advice that is sound, practical and innovative. From pre-deal evaluation through to completion and post-deal integration or separation, we are here to help at every stage of your transaction. Our corporate finance and transaction services teams within RSM member firms have country, market and sector knowledge, offering you the right mix of technical, commercial and operational experience for your unique situation. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: ƒƒ Capital markets ƒƒ Mergers and acquisitions ƒƒ Disposals ƒƒ Deal origination ƒƒ Due diligence ƒƒ Financial modelling ƒƒ Valuations

Our Centres of Excellence ensure we are at the forefront of international best practice.

It is far from easy to join RSM. Only the highest quality firms are invited to become part of our network.


 t RSM, our member firms maintain high standards A of technical excellence, with a focus on providing an outstanding service to clients. Whether you engage an RSM firm in Chile, Croatia or Canada, you’ll find the same commitment to quality and excellence around the world. It is far from easy to join RSM. Only the highest quality firms are invited to become part of our network. We have strict membership criteria and a rigorous ongoing inspection programme. RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms, promoting consistent and high quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide. Many of our partners play an active role in independent committees that are shaping the future of the profession, both in their own countries and globally.

Every RSM firm invests heavily in training and development, which is supplemented by international training academies and global service line Centres of Excellence, to ensure we are always at the forefront of international best practice.


Bringing the right mix of technical, commercial and operational experience to help you realise your business opportunities.

Experience the power of being understood. Experience RSM.

To find out more about your local RSM firm visit Alternatively, for an immediate response contact the Global Executive Office at our London Headquarters. We will put you in touch with the partner in one of our international offices who is best equipped to help with your enquiry. RSM Global Executive Office T: +44 (0) 20 7601 1080 E:

RSM Global Executive Office 50 Cannon Street London EC4N 6JJ United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7601 1080 E:

RSM is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and consulting firms, each of which practices in its own right. The network is not itself a separate legal entity of any description in any jurisdiction. The network is administered by RSM International Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (company number 4040598) whose registered office is at 50 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6JJ. The brand and trademark RSM and other intellectual property rights used by members of the network are owned by RSM International Association, an association governed by article 60 et seq of the Civil Code of Switzerland whose seat is in Zug. Š RSM International Association, 2019


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