RSM strengthens East Midlands accounting and business advisory team

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has further strengthened its East Midlands team with the appointment of Ruth Chapman as a partner.

Ruth’s new role, within the accounting and business advisory function, involves delivering advisory services, insights and accounting solutions for mid-market clients. She harnesses new technology offerings to facilitate client relationships, helping them become more informed, more successful and ultimately more profitable.

Based at RSM’s Leicester office, Ruth supports clients throughout the East Midlands region.  She brings over 25 years’ experience of advising owner managed and SME businesses, having previously held several director positions within the accountancy profession.  Ruth joins from PwC, where she was a director within their My Financepartner and Wider Operate team. She is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Ruth said: ‘It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join RSM during this era of significant change. I have been blown away by the breadth of services that we offer and am looking forward to supporting the type of clients I am passionate about, as well as helping RSM to differentiate ourselves in the market by using technology. I love to be able to help client businesses grow and thrive, and to know I am making a real difference.’

Kevin Harris, office managing partner for RSM in Leicester said: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Ruth to RSM. She is a great asset and brings a wealth of knowledge to further strengthen the East Midlands team. She is highly regarded in the industry for her people skills, significant experience in the big four firms and technical expertise. As the first-choice adviser to middle market leaders here in the midlands, filling this role strengthens our ability to offer specialist accountancy advice to our ever-increasing portfolio of clients with increasingly complex operations.

‘At what is a very difficult time for businesses across the region, I’m confident that Ruth will play a major role in supporting RSM’s clients through the ongoing crisis and beyond.’