Global accounting and consulting firm RSM has expanded its network in West and Central Africa with three new correspondent firms. According to RSM, the new additions will grow its presence on the continent with as much as 25%.
RSM International is the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms in the world, and consists of fully independent member firms and correspondents. The network covers 107 countries and has a combined total of 35,396 employees in 700 offices.
As a result of the emergence of economies throughout Africa, an increasing number of multinationals are looking to develop a footprint on the continent. Following this rapidly developing business market, RSM has earlier this year announced ambitious plans to expand strongly in the quickly growing region. The appointment of three new correspondent firms in West and Central Africa – Cameroun Audit Conseil in Cameroon, Canal Audit SARL in Benin, and Seccapi Sarl in Burkina Faso – marks the first step of this growth strategy.
“We are delighted that these leading African firms have chosen to join the RSM network. Business in Africa is developing rapidly and as demand for professional services in the region continues to grow it is imperative that we ensure RSM is represented by very high quality local businesses,” commented Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, on the appointments.
With the three new additions, RSM has a total of 15 member and correspondent firms in Africa. In addition to Cameroon, Benin, and Burkina Faso, RSM also is represented in Angola, Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.