What is INAA ?
INAA is an International Association of Independent Accounting firms, established over 25 years ago to facilitate cross-border business.
INAA was created around a shared vision :
MAKING GLOBAL BUSINESS PERSONAL, AND TAKING PERSONAL BUSINESS GLOBAL.
INAA was ranked among the top 15 in the list of associations and alliances by Accountancy Age Magazine.
The independent accounting firms that make up the INAA Group are all committed to delivering quality professional services.
The success of INAA is a direct result of the close personal and professional relationships within its membership. Members meet twice a year to discuss issues facing their clients and to engage in a lively open forum. These twice yearly meetings ensure that close working relationships are built up within the association. In addition to these meetings there are regular International Tax and Audit Forums.
For clients of INAA members, this means that a referral to another INAA member results in the continuity of a smooth and efficient service.
INAA in figures
Present in 50 countries
on 6 continents
60 members worldwide
7 meetings per year
all around the world
Over 20 years ago INAA was formed in the knowledge that one day global business opportunities would not just be limited to big internationals.
That time of opportunity has come.
Businesses of all sizes are expanding worldwide like never before increasing your need to off er a variety of international accounting, audit and professional services. Our foresight to think beyond borders means we have the combined capability and experience to offer you and your clients these sought after global services.
WITH INAA HELP IS AROUND THE CORNER
Our dedication to international cooperation between member firms allows you to deliver accountancy, taxation and related professional services to your clients around the world.
Connections made through INAA offer your clients a continuous and efficient service in any location and in any area of specialism.
Getting in touch with a highly skilled, English speaking tax specialist or auditor in over 50 countries across six continents becomes as easy as phoning a colleague down the road.
OUR SERVICE IS GLOBAL
OUR CARE IS PERSONAL
Every client from the smallest to the largest values your personal care.
The shared trust built through INAA’s local, regional and international connections offer you and your clients a continuation of that same personal service worldwide.
You will soon feel at home when joining INAA as a member or a client of a member. We are dedicated to building strong, close relationships and maintaining that valued personal touch.
INAA’s own Quality Committee supports member firms around the world enabling you to be more knowledgeable, capable and better connected.
Be reassured that our dedication to quality gives you the ability to offer improved and consistent services as your clients expand worldwide.
INAA is also proud to be an accredited professional education provider in the U.S. with NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy).
INAA Code of Conduct
Solidarity : Within the INAA community we will take to heart the common interests of our fellow INAA peers, in order to promote mutual respect and trust among individual members, their firms and the business of INAA.
Commitment : We will bring credit to INAA by displaying a high standard of professional behavior to maintain accepted international standards and quality of service. We will update, at least once a year, our company as well as our individual profiles on the INAA website, to reflect our professional skills and capacities.
Citizenship : We will be model citizens with the aim of maintaining the high standards of our profession. We will support the fair treatment of all human beings. We agree to act in a socially responsible manner, within the laws, customs and traditions of the countries in which we operate, and in which we meet. We agree to aim to understand and respect the traditions, the social and professional behaviors of each country where INAA is located, as long as they are not in contradiction with this Code of Conduct.
Respect : We will treat our fellow INAA peers and their staff members, colleagues, clients and others with respect, dignity, fairness and courtesy. We take pride in the diversity of our membership and view it as a competitive advantage to be nurtured and expanded. We are committed to maintaining a collegial and mutually respectful environment within INAA that is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, therefore no member shall discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or other basis that would constitute illegal discrimination.
Business Behavior : We will uphold ethical business behavior as a basic INAA standard of conduct. We will conduct business in accordance with accepted principles of honesty and shall speak truthfully in all business practices to pursue legitimate objectives. We agree to maintain confidentiality between and among our members and our customers. We will respect patents, copyrights and exclusive trademarks. We will respect required taxes, VAT, and insurance certificates. We will respect IFAC Code of Ethics as amended from time to time.
Reliability : We agree to adhere to local and international regulatory requirements. We agree to respond to requests promptly and to honor our obligations to INAA by timely reporting referral work and other requested information, as required by the INAA Agreement, Regulations and Quality Standards.
Promotion : We agree to use our best efforts to promote this Code of Conduct throughout the entire INAA organization, to the whole supply chain, our employees as well as other suppliers with whom we may work.
Harmony : We aim for a good understanding with all stakeholders in our industry in order to promote healthy competition, fair play, and creation of value.
Dispute Resolution : We agree that all disputes should be handled as stipulated in the INAA Agreement.
The INAA board
INAA is governed by a democratically elected Board consisting of a Chairman, Vice Chairman and seven Directors. The INAA Secretariat handles the day to day administration and reports directly to the Board.
CNK & Associates LLP, India
Shariq is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a Bachelor in Commerce and General Law from Mumbai University.
Shariq is a founder partner of CNK & Associates LLP, which was formed in 2002 following the merger of five firms. He originally joined the family firm of H M Contractor & Co as a partner and has been in continuous practice since 1982. The firm has branches in Vadodara (Gujarat), Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India. The firm also has associate firms CNK & Co. in Delhi, India and CNK Hussain Alsayegh, UAE. The firm has 19 partners and a staff strength of more than 350 persons. Shariq’s areas of expertise include tax advisory for public and private organisations, banks, airlines, government bodies, partnerships, and public and private trusts. He also advises on foreign collaborations, cross border transactions, inbound and outbound investments and has expertise in domestic and international taxation. He is non-executive director on the Board of several companies including Chairman on the Board of Directors and on the Audit Committee of BNP Paribas Trustee India Pvt. Ltd. Shariq is past President of the Bombay Chartered Accountants Society and has served on a number of other professional bodies and not-for-profit organisations. He has co-authored five books on professional subjects, has written several articles, presented number of papers and has been a speaker at various seminars and conferences. Shariq has a son and a daughter, and enjoys squash, hiking and trekking.
Turner, Stone & Company LLP, USA
Ed received his accounting degree from the University of Central Florida in 1975 and began his career in public accounting with a large local firm in Dallas, Texas in 1976. In 1985 he co-founded the firm of Turner, Stone & Company, LLP.
Ed is one of three audit and accounting partners along with two other tax partners. The firm has 23 other professional staff members. Ed’s experience include a wide range of industries and specialties including public (listed) companies, not-for-profit organizations, real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas, construction and mortgage banking. The firm serves clients throughout Texas and the southern and western United States as well as being auditor of record for several U.S. subsidiaries of foreign listed companies. The firm is also registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Ed is licensed to practice public accounting in the State of Texas, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, including serving for approximately nine years on its Peer Review Committee, this experience enabling him to serve as the firm’s Quality Control partner. Ed’s outside interest include golf, tennis and snow skiing.
Wagstaffs Chartered Accountants, United Kingdom
Mark joined Wagstaffs from University in 1996, after obtaining a business studies and corporate finance degree. He became a member of the ICAEW in 2000 and then was awarded Fellowship of the ICAEW in 2011. Mark also holds the Institute Corporate Finance qualification.
In 2005, aged 31, Mark became the youngest partner at Wagstaffs. Wagstaffs were founded in 1948 by Ralph Wagstaffs and have been based in Stevenage (25 minutes north of London) since inception. Wagstaffs have 3 partners and employ 40 members of staff. The main activities of the practice are audit and assurance, corporation tax compliance (including group tax planning), outsourced accounting (including payroll and management accounts), personal tax, strategic advice and corporate finance activities (company acquisitions, sales and raising funds for growth/expansion). In addition, Wagstaffs also have an associated Independent Wealth Management business that provides pensions and wealth management advice to company directors and high net worth individuals.
Mark specialises in audit, corporate taxation, corporate finance and strategic consultancy advice for SME clients. He also has a number of non-executive director appointments where he assists with company business planning, strategic direction and funding whilst ensuring that they receive best advice from their auditors and tax advisors. Mark Chairs the European INAA Audit Forums.
In his spare time, Mark is Chair of Governors at a local primary school and also a Trustee for a local charity. Mark is still an active footballer and cricketer and plays both sports in local leagues. In 2011, he took up the sport of Karate and achieved his black belt grade (Shodan) in June 2015.
VanOoijen Audit and Tax advisors, Netherlands
Adriaan graduated in Economics and Tax Law at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He started his career at the tax department of KPMG in 1995 up to 2010, the last three years as chairman at the The Hague office. In 2011, Adriaan joined VanOoijen Audit and Tax Advisors as partner Tax.
VanOoijen was founded in 1996 and has 4 partners/directors with about 25 members of staf. It has a strong Audit and Tax practice for Mid-Tier and family owned businesses.
From 2012 to date, Adriaan is chairman of the European Tax Forum of INAA. He regularly publishes in a variety of national and international tax magazines.
Adriaan’s expertise include Tax Planning, M&A and Expatriates.
Dr. Neumann Schmeer und Partner, Germany
Dirc Fröschen was born in 1966 in Alsdorf, Germany. He studied business administration in Siegen and Cologne and began his career at Dr. Neumann Schmeer & Partner in 1991. Dr. Neumann Schmeer & Partner was founded in 1979.
Today, the partnership is managed by six partners. After qualifying as a tax adviser in 1995 and as a chartered accountant in 2000 Dirc became one of the partners.
In addition to advice and care of scientific institutes, public utilities and public service companies, he also specialises in audit, VAT and corporate taxes, insolvency and restructuring.
In his spare time, Dirc Fröschen is interested in travelling and photography, furthermore he looks for a sporty balance with fitness training, running and occasionally skiing.
Janover LLC, USA
Jay spends his career advising closely held and family businesses, as well as high net worth individuals, and coordinating the various taxes, accounting, growth and lack of liquidity aspects that such entities face.
Jay works with medical professionals, constructors, real estate, and
family businesses. He has been instrumental in the successful purchase, sale and transition of more than 25 client businesses over the past 20 years. Jay also manages the financial planning for the firm’s clients.
Jay is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. He holds numerous NASD securities licenses including Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 65 and is an Accredited Wealth management Advisor. He also holds his Life, Accident and
Health license. Jay has served as a financial expert witness in several business and divorce litigation’s proceedings.
Jay has been quoted in numerous publications, including The CPA Journal, Private Wealth Magazine, The Washington Post, Journal of Accountancy and CFA Magazine. He was selected by Medical Economics magazine, in 2000 and 2002, as one of the best 150 financial advisors for medical professionals in the United States and was selected by Reuter’s as Top Financial
Jay is a Partner at Janover LLC, a leading accounting and consulting firm with offices in New York City and Long Island. Previously, Jay was a financial consultant at Shearson Lehman and he began his career at Deloitte & Touche. Jay received his Masters in Finance from NYU and
graduated from SUNY Albany.
Absoluce Qantea, L&A Conseil et Audit
Carole BOURGEOIS is one of the partners of L et A Conseil Audit since 2007. She has the certified Public French chartered accountant degree. All her clients are establishments or affiliates of international groups.
She is then used for working with international lawyers (Bureau Francis Lefebvre, Clifford Chance), and with issues as reporting, GAAP adjustments, transfer pricing.
Most of her clients are hedge funds, limited companies, and wealthy individuals.
Her clients' activities are traders, real estate, consultancies, management companies, electronic commerce, new energy, entertainment, consulting, projects of national interest, medical devices.
President of the committee "communication" of Qantea ( Top 5 of the French chartered accountants and auditors' network) and member of 3 others committees (international, development and "good practice").
Eladio Acevedo has studied Business Administration in Madrid (University of Alcalá de Henares) and Italy (University of Ancona) and began his career at Mapfre Inssurance Company in 1994.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant by the Official Auditors' Register in 1.996 and became a main Audit Partner and Office Director of Eudita Persevia Auditores de Cuentas, S.L. In 2011, he completed his studies with a Degree in Law (European University of Madrid).
Throughout his professional career, he has performed as an audit quality control reviewer for the Auditor’s General Register (Spanish Audit Association), oficial translator of the ISAS into spanish and working on the European Programme “Enhancing Accounting and Auditing Profession in Egypt”.
Currently, he serves different positions such as President of the Central’s Region Accountants and Tax Experts Association, Treasury of the Madrid’s Professional Association where all professionals are represented and Vicepresident of the Auditor’s General Register (Spanish Audit Association).
He also has published several books on audit: Quality Control Manual, Audit Manual, Audit Reports and Audit legislation by Editorial Frances Lefebvre.
Eladio has a three daughters and enjoys running marathons and has a big passion for making models and vintage cars and motorbikes.
Premier Financial Services Limited, Mauritius
Vimal is the CEO of Premier Financial Group comprising of two licensed Trust Companies: Premier Financial Services Limited a licensed Trust company in Mauritius and Premier Financial Services (Seychelles) Limited a licensed International Corporate Service Provider and International Trustee Services Provider in Seychelles.
He is a senior trust and international tax practitioner, a Law graduate from the University of London, Graduate in Economics from University of Delhi, Postgraduate diploma in International Trust Management from STEP and Central Law Training UK, Member of STEP, Member of the International Tax planning Association (ITPA), International Business Structuring Association (IBSA) and other professional bodies. Vimal is also completing his Masters in Law from the University of DM Leicester, specialising on taxation and business law. Vimal is the first Mauritian to become a STEP Member through the STEP qualifications in International Trust Management and most capably led teams rendering fiduciary and corporate services. He has vast experience in international taxation, corporate, trustee and fiduciary Services.
He is also the present chairman of STEP Mauritius.
Baudo & Partners, Italy
Andrea graduated in the year 2000 from Bocconi University of Milan in Economics. After his graduation, Andrea had an internship position in the USA at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, a CPA firm in New York (USA) in 2001. After that experience in NY he started to work in his father’s firm (Baudo – Gazzola Commercialisti Associati) in Milan.
In 2004 Andrea became a qualified accountant and auditor under Italian Law. Andrea is now one of the six partners at Baudo & Partners. He advises clients, mainly corporations, both Italian and foreign, on corporate tax and governance. His client’s activities are mainly in real estate, IT and e-commerce, insurance, logistics, shipping and cargo services. Andrea assists his clients on tax planning, start-up, business strategy, reorganization and business development, and reporting, and business plans. Andrea works since 2013 with the Court of Milan on insolvency and bankruptcy procedures.