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Thomas P. Donovan, CPA

Tom currently serves as an Assurance Partner with RBSM, LLP. Tom’s office is in Austin, Texas

Tom was the Managing partner of a CPA firm during growth of firm from 5 professionals to over 100. Tom has been performing financial statement audits and Mergers and acquisition consulting for 30+ years. Other private sector employment provided experience in business management, strategic planning, culture, and growing a business profitably. Tom will bring these experiences to every engagement.

Tom has experience in working with companies operating internationally including the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Turkey, Latin America, China, Australia and more. Have traveled extensively including Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Ethiopia, South Africa, India, China, Japan. Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica and more. Tom was a board member for Russell Bedford, an international accounting network based in London.

Tom’s primary focus area is performing financial audits of small to mid-size companies. His prior experience includes 4 years as a financial officer for Applied Materials (Nasdaq; AMAT), Empire Funding Corp. (consumer finance) and Aegis Mortgage (Mortgage Lending). Prior to that he worked for KPMG (accounting firm) in Austin, Texas for 11 years and E&Y in Houston, Texas for 3 years. I received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in December 1982.

Specialties: Financial audits of technology companies, life sciences companies, financial services companies, not-for-profit entities and middle market companies. Strong understanding of financial assets and liabilities including valuations. Excellent experience in performing due diligence and mergers and acquisition support and consulting. Performed expert testimony and provided litigation support services. Significant experience in International operations.

Board member: First Tee of Greater Austin.


  • RBSM LLP · Sep 2021 - Present · Austin, Texas, United States

    Partner at RBSM. Primary focus as an audit partner with a focus on SEC filing companies, financial services companies, technology companies, and middle market companies. Tom also provides consulting services in cleaning up books, new accounting guidance implementation, revenue recognition (ASC 606 implementation), lease accounting, due diligence, financial analysis and more.

  • Briggs & Veselka Co. · Sep 2018 - Sep 2021 · Austin, Texas (acquired by Crowe CPAs)

    Partner at Briggs & Veselka Co. Primary focus was as an audit partner with a focus on SEC filing companies, financial services companies, technology companies, employee benefit plan audits, and middle market companies.

  • PMB Helin Donovan, LLP - 2000 - Jun 2018 · Austin, Texas (acquired by Cherry Bekaert CPAs)

    Founding partner of PMB Helin Donovan, LLP, Certified Public Accountants,

    PMB had offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas, Carmel, Monterey, San Francisco and Walnut Creek, California, and Seattle, Washington.

  • Corporate Controller

    Aegis Mortgage Nov 1999 - Dec 2000 · Houston, Texas Area

    Managed the accounting department of this national mortgage lender. Assisted the company return to profitable operations and develop and consolidate all accounting functions into Houston.

  • Corporate Controller

    Empire Funding Corp. 1997 - 1998

    Managed the accounting department which included loan origination, securitization accounting and reporting, prepared an S-1 registration document, managed cash and cash flow, managed investor reporting, managed the default recovery group.

  • Finance Manager

    Applied Materials 1996 - 1997 ·

    Worked as a financial manager responsible for managing a group which consolidated the financial and accounting function at the Austin, Texas manufacturing location.

  • Senior Manager

    KPMG 1985 - 1996 ·

    Performed financial audits for financial services companies, technology companies, and SEC reporting companies. Provided asset valuation exceeding $20 billion around real estate and loan portfolios. Performed due diligence and mergers and acquisition support for over 30 transactions.