RSM announces two key hires and launches Canada National Tax Office



RSM Canada (“RSM”) – the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – has announced the addition of two tax partners to its Toronto and Calgary offices as part of its strategy to further expand specialty tax services across Canada.

In the Toronto office, Clara Pham joins RSM as a tax partner and will lead the firm’s new Canada National Tax (CNT) office. Launching a Canada National Tax office is an important addition to the firm’s overall Canadian tax practice and is an integral part of RSM’s commitment to delivering exceptional tax service offerings and ideas to its clients. The CNT will work collaboratively with RSM’s Washington National Tax office in the U.S., with a specific focus on the Canadian landscape and regulatory environment. Clara brings RSM’s clients a breadth of expertise in domestic and international income tax and provides perspective on enhancing the client experience from her extensive experience in industry.

David Crawford brings 22 years of indirect tax experience to RSM Canada’s Calgary office, where he will lead RSM’s indirect tax practice for the Alberta corridor. David brings valuable experience and relationships in the oil and gas industry, having worked with large, complex national and international energy and oilfield services organizations. In his previous roles, he focused on providing indirect tax advisory services, including advising clients on inbound investments into Canada as well as indirect tax controversy. 

“The additions of Clara and David to our Canadian team is another crucial step in the expansion of our tax specialty services across the country,” said Maria Severino, National Leader, Tax, RSM Canada. “Our new Canada National Tax office under Clara’s leadership will continue to focus on bringing thought leadership and valuable tax service offerings and ideas to middle market businesses in an ever-changing Canadian tax regulatory environment and global landscape. This includes businesses in Alberta, who will also benefit from David’s deep knowledge of indirect tax, the Alberta market and the oil and gas industry.”

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RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. 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 environment.

RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. RSM Alberta LLP is a limited liability partnership and independent legal entity that provides public accounting services.  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 Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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