RSM's response to COVID-19

A message from RSM Canada Managing Partner Harry Blum


Caring for the health and well-being of our employees and clients is of the utmost importance. In light of the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in North America, and continued uncertainty around the world, I want to make you aware of the precautions RSM is taking to protect the health and safety of our employees, their families, our clients and our communities while maintaining a consistent level of client service.

The COVID-19 situation has evolved rapidly with widespread school closures and new federal, provincial and local guidance. As a result, RSM is moving to a mandatory remote working environment for employees effective March 17, until further notice. We believe this is a necessary step to protect the health and safety of you and our employees, their families and our communities.
What does this mean for you?
We remain committed to providing exceptional service to you as we are working remotely.
We have robust technology and systems that have been well tested for data privacy and security; as well as a culture of flexibility that enables our employees to efficiently and effectively provide client service remotely.
Your RSM team remains committed to being fully-accessible and responsive to your business needs. Each of our lines of business has established remote working guidelines to ensure we can continue to work with you and meet your deadlines.
We have asked employees to limit their time at client sites to the minimum critical activities necessary to complete our work. If our teams are scheduled to be at your site, they will reach out to discuss how we will work with you going forward.
We will continue to tailor our approach to meet your specific needs, and we will adjust and communicate with you as circumstances change. If you have any questions or concerns about your engagement, please reach out to your engagement leader.
Resources for your business
RSM has created a COVID-19 resource centre on our website to help your business.
It includes insights on business continuity planning, tax and regulatory guidance, industry impact and the overall economy. We will also launch a weekly webcast series beginning Wednesday, March 18.
We continue to monitor developments from the Canada Revenue Agency, the Minister of Finance and governmental authorities regarding any relief for tax filing or payment deadlines. Similarly, we continue to monitor the status of regulatory filing requirements and recommendations by the Canadian Securities Administrators and the Canadian Public Accountability Board.
Please sign up to receive our tax alerts to get updates as they are available, and we will be in touch with you to coordinate your work in accordance with any changes.
We value our relationship with you, and we are committed to staying in touch with you as this situation evolves.
We continue to wish you, your teams and your loved ones all the very best.