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Business and professional services

Changing economies, emerging technologies and evolving workforce models mean that business and professional services firms face an ever-changing business landscape. With more than 90 years of extensive industry experience, RSM has helped thousands of firms achieve their business objectives. Our clients span a variety of services sectors, including law firms, architecture and engineering, accounting, consulting, advertising and marketing, executive search and staffing services.

From partnership taxation and transaction support to cybersecurity and digital transformation strategies, we provide assurance, tax and consulting solutions that address your unique challenges. Experienced in serving clients with a local, national or international presence, and a number of diverse organizational structures, our professionals can help develop meaningful solutions for your business.

Professional services

At RSM, we have a long history of working with professional services firms, including accounting and tax firms, architecture firms, consulting firms, engineering firms and law firms. Professional services firms were built on a model that deploys individuals with specialized skills, expertise and knowledge. Now, the model is more fluid, changes to business operations, shifting client expectations and emerging technologies, firms must continually evolve to stay competitive.

Business services

As one of the most important parts of our economy, this sector provides support services to businesses, and essential and nonessential services to consumers. Services provided by this sector include marketing and advertising, environmental and facility services, and workforce solutions (i.e., executive search, human resources consulting, payroll services and staffing services).

Recent Insights

Convincing law firms to invest in technology

INSIGHT ARTICLE

Convincing law firms to invest in technology

Thomson Reuters interviews Michael Gerlach on the future of investment in technology for law firms.

  • July 14, 2021
Current trends in the engineering sector

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Current trends in the engineering sector

Understand how infrastructure, talent and operations are affecting the success and resilience of engineering companies in Canada.

  • Jeffrey Lutzak
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  • June 08, 2021
Tax implications of employee transfers to Canada for engineering firms

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Tax implications of employee transfers to Canada for engineering firms

In this article for the Canadian Consulting Engineer, the author shares key tax considerations for firms sending their employees to Canada.

  • Frank Casciaro
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  • December 09, 2019
Proposed changes to the tax treatment of stock options

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Proposed changes to the tax treatment of stock options

The Budget may impact the tax treatment of employee stock options. For those paying child or spousal support, changes should be minimal.

  • Paul Mandel
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  • July 26, 2019
What to know about Alberta’s Critical Worker Benefit

TAX ALERT

What to know about Alberta’s Critical Worker Benefit

Here is what you need to know if you are a private-sector employer applying for Alberta’s Critical Worker Benefit.

  • Dean Woodward, Sigita Bersenas, Jen Reid
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  • March 10, 2021
Are you ready for spring compliance season?

TAX ALERT

Are you ready for spring compliance season?

Spring tax compliance season is upon us. Many changes will affect a broad range of taxpayers, including recipients of COVID-19 subsidies.