RSM Canada hires Vasie Hager as tax partner

14 October 2022 1 min. read
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RSM Canada, a mid-market accounting and consulting firm, has hired Vasie Hager as a tax partner based in Toronto.

Hager brings more than 15 years of experience specializing in tax consulting for financial services clients.

In his new role at RSM, Hager will lead the financial services tax practice across Canada – building out a team of professionals and creating a go-to-market approach for prospective clients.

Hager spent the last 17 years at PwC member firms, including the last five years at PwC Canada, where he was a senior manager. During his time at PwC Canada, he was a member of the financial services management team for banking and capital markets, insurance, and asset and wealth management. He also led consultation, compliance, due diligence reviews, and tax audits on several priority accounts.

Vasie Hager, Tax Partner, RSM

Before that, Hager was associate director for financial services at PwC South Africa, providing tax services across consulting projects, audit of taxation, due diligence, and dispute resolution with revenue authorities.

He has a master’s degree in taxation and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from North-Western University, South Africa.

“Vasie brings a proven track record of helping middle market clients achieve their overall business strategy despite numerous complex business challenges,” said Maria Severino, national tax industry leader, RSM US and national tax leader, RSM Canada. “Vasie’s deep financial services expertise ensures that we have yet another industry-focused professional at RSM Canada as we continue to expand our financial services offerings to deliver an exceptional client experience to clients across Canada.”

RSM Canada provides audit, tax, and advisory services to mid-market clients across industries. The firm has more than 600 professionals across offices in Toronto, Kitchener, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Vancouver.