Maria Severino
Area of Focus
Global services Business tax
Office Location
Toronto, ON

Maria Severino

National Tax Leader
Maria Severino
Area of Focus
Global services Business tax
Office Location
Toronto, ON

About Maria

Maria Severino is a partner and national tax leader of RSM Canada where she sets the vision and direction of the Canadian tax practice.  


Experience

With more than 28 years of extensive public practice experience, Severino advises private, public and multinational corporations across a wide range of industry sectors in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and international tax planning, as well as estate, wealth preservation and succession planning. Severino’s strategic tax advice and tax-efficient solutions have proved integral in structuring many complex business transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as inbound and outbound investments and business expansions. She is also sought after for her entrepreneurial and pragmatic approach as well as her commitment to understanding a client’s business and objectives to achieve exceptional client outcomes. 

Severino is passionate about developing a dynamic tax team to help clients solve complex issues and support their success. She has made an impact at RSM by empowering her team to lead and achieve their own personal and professional success. Guided by her strong values, Severino paves the way for others to seize opportunities in the face of challenges and to always seek improvement to strengthen the RSM legacy. Diversity is a priority for her when it comes to hiring and she is actively involved in the STAR employee network group to inspire the next generation of female leaders.  


Professional affiliations and designations

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario 

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto