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Area of Focus
Tax technology Business tax
Office Location
Toronto, Ontario

Michael Charette

Partner, Canadian Leader of Tax Technology Consulting
Grey scale outline of person
Area of Focus
Tax technology Business tax
Office Location
Toronto, Ontario

About Michael

Michael Charette is a partner in tax technology consulting for RSM Canada LLP, responsible for helping clients maximize the efficiency of their tax practice through the reorganization of people, processes and technology. Based in Toronto, Michael is part of the Canadian business tax group as well as the firm’s national tax technology group based in the United States. He joined RSM Canada in 2019 with more than 18 years of experience as a professional technologist and data analyst.


Experience

Fascinated by the stories data tells, Michael is a problem solver with unique knowledge of data strategy and analytics for tax departments. As tax technology consulting leader, Michael provides strategic advice and technological solutions to clients undertaking significant change or experiencing disruption to their tax practice in the areas of leadership and key staff changes, technology integrations, substantial regulatory adjustments, operational changes, and expansion into new markets or services. His experience crosses tax practice areas and entails developing solutions for indirect and direct tax, international tax and transfer pricing, as well as credits and incentives.

Michael works with clients to support their business transformation and map out tailored strategies to address their current needs and prepare them for future change. Working closely with RSM tax professionals across North America, he leverages a mix of existing technology optimization, custom built automation and analytics applications, retraining and upskilling of staff, and technology-enabled tax function outsourcing solutions. Michael is driven by new and interesting challenges, and rarely helps identify and solve the same problem twice. He considers himself lucky to spend his workday solving puzzles.

Michael participates in the firm’s culture, diversity and inclusion efforts through his membership in the Family First employee network group, engaging in discussions around supporting working families.

Before joining RSM, Michael worked for a large multinational insurance company in the business intelligence unit. Prior roles included tax technology officer, commodity tax analyst, corporate and international tax manager and logistics analyst. He also has experience in software development, analyzing feedback data to design future features.

Outside of RSM, Michael enjoys working with his hands on home renovation and landscaping projects, appreciating the satisfaction and creativity that result from physical labor.


Professional affiliations and designations

  • Chartered professional accountant (CPA, CMA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Education

  • Bachelor of Science and Business, chemistry, honours, University of Waterloo