Phil was a founding partner of RSD in 1995. Prior to that, he was in the Profession as an employee and Partner for 12 years. Phil's role includes Managing Partner of the practice, but with the great support of the rest of the RSD team.
Services to clients fall into two categories;
- Business Assurance services including internal and statutory audits; Phil brings a client focused approach to undertaking audits, which means the team work hard to understand the client before they start the audit process.
- Advising clients on business management and business development. Phil wants to see businesses and their owners succeed. To do this, we need to establish the objectives, identify what is limiting success, and develop actions to address those limitations.
To be successful as advisors, Phil believes it's important that we have a clear understanding of our client's business, their objectives and how successful they are in achieving that. He also believes it's important that the impact on our clients of the external environment is understood.
Phil's work philosophy is that it has to be done properly. "Joe Hockey says I have to work another 20 years. So I'm determined it's going to be fun as well as successful. Believe it or not, our industry is really dynamic. So there will remain many challenges and opportunities for me here".
Socialising, including a large family, dominates the non-work time. Community time, travel and sports of all types (love Aussie Rules, Cricket, getting out to the lake in the boat, and Motor Racing) are the main time wasters. In my mind I can do anything. But the truth is - it's mostly spectating these days. If you want a good laugh, challenge me to a game of golf. But my gardening skills are much better.
Working with a large team with many personalities provides many interesting situations. The team at RSD are fantastic to work with. When you spend as much time at work as we do, that's really important.
Phil holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and Registered Company Auditor and Registered Superannuation Fund Auditor.