Rod Naismith

Rod Naismith

Partner, Business Services

Accounting Outsourcing


Rod is a Business Services Partner with BDO in Melbourne. His ability to think ‘outside the box’ allows him to deliver innovative, yet practical, solutions.

Rod brings value to his clients by providing unique services, which are tailored to their business lifecycle, ranging from providing accounting and business planning services to start ups, advising on growth strategies and strategic planning for growing businesses and succession and exit planning for businesses and owners seeking to realise value.

Rod has a deep interest in businesses across a broad range of industries and sectors with a passion for the agribusiness and food beverage industries.

Rod leads Melbourne’s outsourced accounting and tax services group. The group provides a broad range of outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, taxation and virtual CFO services tailored to client needs. These services are provided to a range of domestic and foreign owned subsidiaries across a broad spectrum of industries.

Rod joined BDO, as partner, in 2013. He has over 20 years of experience with large global and mid-tier firms.


  • Strategic and business planning
  • Outsourced accounting and tax services
  • Taxation compliance & advice
  • Succession planning
  • Financial & management accounting
  • Business migration
  • Financial projections & modelling


  • Food & agribusiness
  • Professional practices
  • Manufacturing
  • International business
  • Property & construction
  • Hospitality & tourism


  • Bachelor of Business
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Tax Advisor


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Member, Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors