(CHICAGO), (April 20, 2022) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that audit partner Todd Briggs has been named the firm’s North American digital assets audit leader effective May 1, 2022.
In this role, Briggs is responsible for advancing RSM’s go-to-market and audit business strategies to accelerate audit and assurance services to clients throughout North America that engage in digital asset business activities. Briggs will also collaborate with RSM International member firms to serve RSM’s clients globally.
Briggs specializes in providing attest services to clients in the capital markets and asset management space and has engaged with these clients related to digital assets for the past five years. He also advises these clients on financial reporting, accounting policies and internal controls, including due diligence procedures and compliance matters.
“At RSM, we understand that the pace of change in today’s increasingly global business environment creates unique challenges and opportunities for business leaders, particularly those in the middle market,” said Joel Shamon, national audit leader with RSM US LLP. “With the rapid expansion of digital assets around the world, and the recent ‘Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Innovation in Digital Assets’ signed by President Joe Biden, an expanding number of our clients are considering how to or have implemented digital assets in their businesses. RSM has been a leader in providing audit and assurance services to clients who need to account for digital assets, particularly in financial services, technology and other industries that have been early adopters. Todd will help us bring these services to more of our clients as the trend continues and changes the game for middle market businesses.”
“Digital assets are a reality and a legitimate way of transacting business around the world,” said Briggs. “At RSM, we have a unique understanding of how digital assets, blockchain and other emerging technologies function in domestic and global trade, and the evolving regulations that will continue to impact the middle market. I’m excited to lead our audit and assurance services for digital assets as RSM continues to stay committed to serving as first-choice advisors to our clients globally and to adopt new ways of doing business.”
Briggs is a certified public accountant and chartered alternative investment analyst. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Illinois State University. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.
Learn more about RSM’s blockchain and cryptocurrency and digital asset capabilities at Blockchain Consulting (rsmus.com).
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