RSM US hires Jiten Shah as chief financial officer

15 September 2023 2 min. read
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RSM US, a mid-market accounting and consulting firm, has hired Jiten Shah as chief financial officer.

Shah, who will join RSM’s executive leadership team, succeeds Doug Opheim, who served as CFO since 2011. Opheim will stay on the firm’s executive leadership team until April 30, 2024 to support the leadership transition.

Based in the New York metropolitan area, Shah brings 35 years of professional services experience, having served in CFO and other senior finance and operations roles. He has deep expertise in financial analysis, reporting, planning, and budgeting, and has helped shape strategy for multinational firms and led transformation initiatives to improve service delivery.

Shah spent the last 30 years at EY US, most recently serving as group CFO for the $10-billion global tax and law service line. Before that, he was director of operations for the Americas tax practice. Before that, he held various other internal accounting and finance roles at the Big Four firm.

RSM US hires Jiten Shah as chief financial officer

Before joining EY, Shah spent five years at Arthur Andersen, where he was controller for India operations.

He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mumbai, India.

“Jiten brings the perfect combination of experience, expertise, strategy and leadership to RSM as we continue our strong trajectory of growth as the first-choice advisor to middle market leaders globally," said Brian Becker, managing partner and CEO of RSM US. "His experience with multinational organizations aligns with RSM's transformation to become even more global and digital, and his leadership and commitment to developing people is a strong fit for our culture."

Shah added, “I am thrilled to join RSM. The firm has a tremendous culture, a solid strategy, and great opportunity for growth and expansion.”

RSM earlier this year appointed John Brackett as chief risk officer.

The company is the largest accounting and consulting firm after the Big Four, with $3.71 billion in annual revenue.