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RSM welcomes Avail CPA to its growing RSM Canada Alliance program

Avail CPA is the first Alberta-based firm to join RSM Canada’s Alliance program

Oct 27, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
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RSM Canada (“RSM”) – the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce the addition of Avail CPA (“Avail”) as the newest member firm of the RSM Canada Alliance.

Founded in 1933, Avail has grown to become the largest independently owned accounting firm in southern Alberta, with a team of more than 100 professional and support staff in seven communities across the province.

The firm now becomes the ninth member of the RSM Canada Alliance, first announced in December 2018 as the premier affiliation of independent accounting firms in Canada – a first-of-its-kind model in the Canadian accounting industry.

“We’re thrilled to have Avail as the newest member of the RSM Canada Alliance, and able to bring the power and resources of the program to the largest independently owned accounting firm in southern Alberta,” said Terri Ellis, leader of the RSM Canada Alliance. “Like other RSM Canada Alliance members, Avail will benefit from the ability to leverage the RSM global brand and breadth of services while staying aligned with their independent roots and culture as they continue to provide premier service to small and medium sized businesses in western Canada.”

Ms. Ellis continued, “For nearly 90 years, Avail has strived to be positively different by helping clients realize their business and personal goals and by being integral members of the communities in which they operate. With Canada’s business landscape continuing its rapid shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their membership in the RSM Canada Alliance ensures they will have the tools and resources available to better serve their clients to help them achieve their financial goals.”

Building the RSM Canada Alliance across Canada is an important part of RSM Canada’s overall strategic plan, which includes expansion in key Canadian markets, with both fully integrated RSM Canada offices in major metropolitan areas and a robust alliance of independently owned firms across the country.

As the newest member of the RSM Canada Alliance, Avail partners and professional staff will benefit from the global resources of RSM Canada LLP, while maintaining its independent status. They will gain access to tools, expertise and practice management resources—including technical, marketing and business development, practice management, talent management and career development resources—along with networking opportunities and dedicated client services offered by RSM Canada’s vast network.

About RSM Canada

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RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms with 64,000 people in 120 countries. RSM Canada Consulting LP provides consulting services and is an affiliate of RSM US LLP, a member firm of RSM International. For more information visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on X and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.