News release

RSM welcomes RLB to its expanding RSM Canada Alliance program

RLB is the 11th firm to join RSM Canada’s Alliance program

Oct 11, 2022

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RSM welcomes RLB to its expanding RSM Canada Alliance program

TORONTO, ON – (October 11, 2022) – RSM Canada LLP (“RSM”), a leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to announce the addition of RLB Chartered Professional Accountants (“RLB”) as the latest member firm of the RSM Canada Alliance.

Founded in 1951 and operating in Guelph and the surrounding areas, RLB offers expertise beyond accounting. Business needs are a top priority, with over 170 team members servicing clients in their Guelph, Fergus, Kitchener, Orangeville, and Shelburne offices. RLB’s relationship-focused team are passionate about client success, and provide accounting, business consulting, human resources, and financial management services.

“RSM’s recent office opening in Kitchener, along with the firm’s acquisition of two leading credits and incentives practices in late 2021, provides us with further opportunities to expand our Canadian presence and develop our Southern Ontario footprint,” said Terri Ellis, RSM Canada Alliance leader. “With RLB as our newest RSM Canada Alliance member firm, our reach into this important region continues to grow.”

“RSM Canada’s Alliance network now encompasses 11 firms, over 100 partners and over 800 professionals in over 35 locations across the country. RLB are motivated to bring success to their people, clients, and community – this is firmly aligned with RSM’s core values and the addition of RLB to our network will strengthen the geographic areas we serve, as well as provide enhanced opportunities to collaborate with our other member firms.”

First announced in December 2018 as the premier affiliation of independent accounting firms in Canada, the RSM Canada Alliance is a first-of-its-kind model in the Canadian accounting industry.

Building the RSM Canada Alliance across Canada is an integral aspect 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, RLB partners and professionals will benefit from the global resources of RSM Canada LLP, while maintaining its independent status. RLB will also 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

RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.

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.