Australian firm RSM Bird Cameron has expanded
its services through a merger with Kahlefeldt Caspers, a firm based
in Hay in the western Riverina region of New South Wales.

Kahlefeldt Caspers has close to 100 employees
in the region, making it a significant sized business as Hay has a
population of less than 3,000 people and the Riverina has a total
population of about 255,000.

The region is dominated by the agriculture
industry and is Australia’s largest producer of wine.

RSM Bird Cameron said the merger is important
because the firm considers the Murray Riverina to be an important
growth area.

RSM Bird Cameron principal Stuart Heine said
that with the majority of the firm’s 28 offices located in regional
areas across Australia, its focus has always been to provide
accessible expert advice.

RSM Bird Cameron had fee income of A$111m
($94.7m) in the year to June 2009, according to the
International Accounting Bulletin’s Australia survey.

During the same period, it had 750 total
staff, including 70 partners and more than 500 professionals.


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