RSM moves up to 6th in global rankings

By Anita Jaynes on 5 February, 2016

RSM, which has an office in Swindon has announced a six per cent increase in global fee income, moving the brand up one place to become the 6th largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms.

Fee income for RSM’s international network rose to US$4.64 bn for the financial year ending 31 December 2015. Turnover rose by 10 per cent in the USA, 10 per cent in Europe (based on fee income in local currencies), six per cent in the Middle East and North Africa, one per cent in Asia Pacific, and nine per cent in Latin America.

Audit and accountancy fees increased by four per cent to US$2.27 bn, tax grew by seven per cent to more than US$1.35 bn, and consulting/advisory was up 6.9 per cent to US$1.02 bn.

The UK firm, formerly known as Baker Tilly, adopted the RSM brand and trading name on 26 October last year as part of a coordinated global rebranding exercise in 120 countries.

Sharon Omer – Kaye, office managing partner at RSM in Swindon said: “Our rise in the global ranking underlines the strength and depth of our international network. More local firms are needing support to operate in an increasingly complex and changing global environment. Being able to draw on expertise from across RSM’s global network is proving to be invaluable for our local clients.”

During 2015, RSM appointed eleven new member and correspondent firms in Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Italy, Mali, Niger, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe. RSM now comprises more than 38,000 staff working across 760 offices in 120 countries.

Pictured above: Sharon Omer – Kaye, office managing partner at RSM in Swindon