Travel Log

The INAA Traveller visits an INAA member every week. Discover his daily adventure by clicking on the READ MORE below.

This week the INAA Traveller is on holidays.

 


2018 January 8-12: McGregor West Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.

Team

Meet the team at McGregor West Pty in #Melbourne #Australia 

ALASDAIR WEST – CONSULTANT (left) and DUNCAN MCGREGOR – CONSULTANT & AUDITOR (right)

Alasdair is an initial founder of the firm, is a Chartered Accountant who now acts as a part time Consultant.

Duncan is an initial founder of the firm, a Chartered Accountant, CPA, registered company & SMSF auditor and currently acts as a part time Consultant with a focus on client development, networking and audit services.

CHRIS TEH – BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER 

Chris joined the firm in February 2000, has 17 years experience in public practice, is a CPA, registered tax agent and attends to many of the audit assignments and business services including taxation, accounting, payroll, corporate affairs and administration.

RYAN O’SHEA – BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER & AUDITOR 

Ryan joined the firm in January 2017, has over 18 years in wide ranging public practice roles, is a Chartered Accountant, registered tax agent and registered company & SMSF auditor.

Ryan has a strong focus on audit and information technology, particularly in the cloud, integration, data analytics and data automation space, reporting to boards and key stakeholders.  Ryan is also involved with the CAANZ exam preparation and marking and as a focus session leader.

SAM SCHOFIELD – BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER 

Sam joined the firm in April 2017, has over 8 years in public practice, is a Chartered Accountant and registered tax agent, and provides business services including taxation, accounting, and software conversions.

 GRANT SLOGGETT – SMSF ACCOUNTANT 

Grant joined the firm in September 2015, and specializes in SMSF compliance, administration and providing general SMSF advice to clients.

EVERLITA LISTER – ACCOUNTANT 

Everlita joined the firm in February 2011 and assists the team with accounting, taxation and activity statement compliance.

Our Receptionist is Tahlia Christie who joined the firm in September 2015

The office is conveniently located in East Melbourne at Level 1, 478 Albert Street not far from the Melbourne central business district with access to numerous forms of public transport and car parking.

Partners

Meet the partners to McGregor West Pty and also the people that INAA members are getting to know at the annual and intermediate meetings 

DEBBIE BARTLETT - DIRECTOR, B.Bus (Acct), CA, Grad Cert FP

Debbie joined the firm as an Accountant in 1992, graduating from RMIT in 1996 and has been a Chartered Accountant since 2001. She became a Director and Principal of the firm in July 2010 and is also a registered tax agent.

Debbie has over 30 years of experience in business services including taxation and compliance services, accounting & management reporting, payroll services, management of SMSF’s, corporate affairs, office administration and practice management.

CAROLYN KURUL - DIRECTOR, B.Bus (Acct), B.Eng. CPA, Chartered Accountants ANZ Affiliate

Carolyn joined the firm as an Accountant in 2004, graduating from Swinburne in 2004 and is a CPA. She became a Director and Principal of the firm in July 2010 and is also a registered tax agent.

Services

McGregor West Pty Ltd is a full service accounting and advisory practice and their main services include:

  • Business advisory
  • Accounting
  • Taxation for Australian Residents and Non Residents
  • Payroll
  • Business start up and wind up
  • Corporate secretarial
  • Audit and assurance including SMSFs
  • Superannuation including SMSFs compliance, administration and general advice
  • International referrals to INAA Group members  (link to INAA website address)
  • Other services: Valuations, Outsourced book-keeping services, Accounting system reviews and implementation, Business restructuring

Their registered auditors, Duncan McGregor and Ryan O’Shea can attend to audits for:

  • companies
  • other small business entities
  • self- managed superannuation funds
  • not for profit bodies
  • Australian financial services licensees
  • solicitor trust accounts
  • real estate trust accounts
  • internal control reviews
  • stock-takes

McGregor West Pty Ltd has developed relationships with experienced and trusted professionals who can attend to other specialized areas:

  • Financial planning
  • Business and personal finance
  • Personal insurance
  • General insurance
  • Chattel mortgages and equipment finance
  • Stockbrokers
  • Solicitors for Wills and Powers of Attorneys, Shareholder and Unitholder Agreements
  • Licensed superannuation advisors for personal advice relating to SMSFs
  • International accounting practices (INAA)
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Personal insolvency and bankruptcy

Company background

McGregor West Pty Ltd is a firm of experienced principals, consultants, accountants and auditors who are available for face to face meetings, by phone and email who can advise on all business services, taxation, audit and general tax related superannuation issues.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

Victoria's capital, Melbourne, sits on the banks of the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay.

Melbourne supports many cultural festivals and sporting events, has a lively food and drinking culture and nurtures a thriving arts scene.

It is home to the Australian Open Tennis tournament, the Melbourne Cup horse race and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

Last year, Melbourne was named the world's most liveable city by The Economist, for the seventh year in a row, receiving a perfect score for healthcare, education and infrastructure.

 

2018 January 2-6: Consulta Group, Istanbul, Turkey

Video Channel

Visit the Consulta Youtube channel here

Strategic partnerships

Consulta has built strategic partnerships throughout the years.

 

Credentials

Consulta has numerous clients credentials

 

Services

Consulta provides a wide range of authentic and customized services to their clients, based on their needs, in the fields of:

  • Independant audit
  • Tax Audit & Consulting
  • Corporate Finance Consulting
  • Outsourcing
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Training Solutions

Discover all the services here

Managers

 

Beyhan Aydın, manager (CPA, CFE), responsible for the relationship with INAA Group

Born in 1974, graduated from Istanbul University at Tax Department in 1994.

She has over 20 years experience in the tax and auditing field.

She is member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

 

Mehmet Şenyildiz, manager (Sworn-in CPA)

Born in 1974, graduated from Uludag University at Bussiness Administration Department in 1999. Marmara University Master with thesis Acouting Finance 2004.

He has over 20 years experience in the tax and auditing field. 

Partners

From left to right: Fikret Demir, Atalay Yasar, Prof. Dr. Emre Burçkin, Tolga Acarlı, David Yakar.

Fikret Demir, partner (CPA, CFE)

Graduated from Istanbul University at Tax Department in 1989.

He has over 25 years experience in the tax and auditing field.

He is member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Atalay Yasar, partner

Graduated from Anadolu University. Joined Consulta Group in 1989.

He is working in the Outsourcing department with the title of Financial Advisor.

Prof. Dr. Emre Burçkin, Chairman of the Board

Read below

Tolga Acarlı, partner

Born 1974, university degree in Computer Information Systems from University of Arkansas, MBA from Boston University and MS in Information Systems from Boston University. He holds PMP by PMI.

He is Partner of Consulta Management Consulting division and expert in strategy and marketing.

He has 20 years of management and strategy consulting experience and worked in the United States and Turkey.

He assisted over 350 companies in various industries, mostly retail, manufacturing and consumer goods with corporate strategy and strategic planning, organizational structuring, business transformation, reengineering and change management.

David Yakar, partner

Born in 1972.Graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Economy. Joined Consulta Group in 1998 after working in the private sector in his university years.

He is working in the Outsourcing department with the title of Financial Advisor.

Chairman of the Board

Prof. Dr. Emre Burçkin

Consulta Independent Audit, Certificated Financial Consulting and Consulta Group Chairman of the Board; Association of Italian Entrepreneurs (CIMM) Deputy Chairman; Member of the Turkish/Italian Friendship Association in Milan; as well as the Italian/Roma Club in Turkey, Emre Burçkin has today left 38 years of professional life behind him.

Burçkin has contributed greatly to the economy with his independent business, with the graduate thesis he managed, and with national and international publications, books, presentations and projects.

Burçkin has at various times of his life lived in Italy, Switzerland and London, where he has been engaged in research and education, and he still makes foreign visits every year for the meetings and events of INAA and Ambrosetti, who are among the business partners of the Consulta Independent Audit and Certificate Financial Consulting company that he founded in 1988 in which he has acted as Chairman of Board and responsible chief auditor since 2001.

Location

Istanbul has been a home to many civilizations for thousands of years and today it has an important place in the world

with its international trade, diverse business centers, dynamic and fast growing economy.

Istanbul’s vast economy and unique location offers many opportunities to multinational companies.

Consulta is located in the heart of the business center in Istanbul.

Company background

CONSULTA, is a nationally and internationally organized professional group of companies , serving in the fields of independent audit, tax and financial law consulting, management consulting, corporate finance consulting, brand consulting and management support services and offers training in all of these fields.

CONSULTA, integrates its 27 years of experience and knowledge, created by its main philosophy: “Facts are derived from research, science and experience.” 

Through its specialized staff of 120 people, CONSULTA continues to serve its clients with integrated fresh thinking and high-quality service approach.

 

 

 

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

2017 December 25-29: Newton Israelstam LLP, Toronto, Canada.

Services

 Read about all the services here

Partners

 LIONEL W NEWTON - FCPA, FCA   

Lionel has particular expertise in matters concerning the taxation and administration of estates, cross border taxation including transfer pricing and litigation support including the preparation of valuation reports.

He is a past chairman of INAA, (International Network of Accountants & Auditors). He has appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to make proposals with respect to Canada's national sales tax.

Lionel co-authors and presents professional development courses for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario dealing with the responsibilities of an executor and income taxes arising on death. 

FABIAN ISRAELSTAM - CPA, CA, 

B ACC, H DIP. B.D.P (South Africa)

 Fabian's expertise is in the area of accounting for small businesses, including compilations, review engagements and audits including audits under ASPE and IFRS.

He also specializes in personal income tax preparation, compliance and cross-border personal taxation issues.

Fabian can also assist with selection and implementation of accounting software. 

Company background

Newton Israelstam LLP has broad experience in  providing services to owner-managed  businesses, subsidiaries of foreign companies and  the professional sector, handling  all   aspects  of   business    transactions    including finance, corporate structure, record-keeping and  taxation. The  practice also specialises in estate administration and  provides litigation support.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

2017 December 18-22: Colichon Consultores, Lima, Peru

Services

Colichon Consultores offers a wide range of services. The full details are here

 

Partners

Luis Guillermo Colichón Chirinos – Founding Partner 

General Manager and founding partner of the company since 1987.

Luis Colichon graduated from the National University Federico Villarreal in Peru, as a Public Accountant. He has a Master in Business Administration and Finance from Pacific University and three bachelor’s degrees:  financial audit, governmental audit and tax audit, from the Public Accountants Association of Lima, Peru.

Prior to founding CHG & Associates, he served as an auditor at Price Waterhouse Peat & Co, and as an independent accountant and consultant, in several private and public companies he acquired an extensive experience in accounting, taxation, labor and costs, from 1970 to 1986.

Currently Luis, permanent since 1987, is a founding partner and director of CHG Contadores Públicos S.C., a company of financial auditing and controls, in more than a thousand cases. He has gained extensive experience in auditing and consulting and serves as an advisor in major corporate acquisitions and corporate mergers. He works as a technical consultant member of boards of directors and legal audit committees of local and foreign companies, in some cases.

Sergio Colichón

Audit Manager – Partner

 

Master of accounting & Financial Management, Master in Science of Finance and Economics, Master of Business Administration with concentration in Marketing, Financial Specialist, Certified Public Accountant in Peru and Industrial Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the accounting and financial sector.

 

Miryam Navarro

Human Resources Manager – Partner 

Miryam Navarro is a graduate of Business Administration with more than 10 years of experience that involves a variety of leadership, organizational and analysis duties. As a Human Resource manager, she is responsible for ensuring that the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resources plans and programs are realized.

 

Office

The office is located in Lima, the capital located on the central coast of the country, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, forming an extensive and populous urban area known as Metropolitan Lima, flanked by the coastal desert and spread over the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers.

Currently, it is one of the most important in South America and declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity; In addition, it is considered as the political, cultural, financial and commercial center of the country. At the international level, it is the third most populous metropolitan area in Latin America, besides the city occupies the fifth place among the most populated cities in Latin America and is one of the thirty most populated urban agglomerations in the world. Because of its geostrategic importance, it has been defined as a global city.

The average temperature in the summer months (December - March) is 25 degrees Celsius. If you travel to Lima at this time, you can fully enjoy the charms of the sea, either on the Costa Verde, no more than 15 minutes from the Historic Center; or, on the beaches located north and south of the city, which are reached by the Pan-American Highway, on short trips of 30 or 45 minutes, depending on the beach chosen.

Team

Colichon Consultores in #Lima #Peru has professional staff, graduated from the most important universities in the country from the academic programs of Accounting, Auditing, Business Administration, Economics, Industrial Engineering and Law.

It is their policy to keep their professionals updated and for this purpose, training courses, conferences, round tables and seminars are performed periodically in order to maintain the services we provide at a high level.

See a short video here

Company background

Colichón, Herrera, G. Contadores Públicos Soc. Civ. & Asociados based in Lima – Peru is  a professional audit and consulting business founded in 1987, qualified technically and legally in order to perform and provide audit services, accounting and tax outsourcing, human resources management solutions, financial and administrative counseling, transfer pricing services and other related consulting services across a number of national and international industries to give business owners and managers the insight they need to succeed.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

2017 December 11-15: AS Revision, Oslo, Norway

Services

AS Revision is approved by Finanstilsynet (the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) and offers services in the following professional areas:

  • Auditing
  • Taxes and duties
  • Advisory services
  • Assistance in preparing annual accounts
  • Tax assistance
  • Company reorganisations, mergers, demergers, conversions, etc
  • Valuations
  • Succession processes
  • Estate audits and the administration of estates/administration in bankruptcy
  • Investigation of financial factors in bankruptcy cases

Team

AS Revision has employees with a higher education in economics, accounting and law and places emphasis on professionally relevant competence when hiring new employees.

They currently have 6.5 man-years and seven people in the team.

Otter Brodholt, partner

Jon Inge Solberg, partner

Company background

AS Revision is an auditing and consultancy company that mainly provides assistance to industry, the public sector, associations and foundations.

It is approved by Finanstilsynet (the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway).

The company places emphasis on professional expertise and development and aims to be a valid alternative when enterprises in Norwegian industry and society are choosing a business partner.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

2017 December 4-8: Papademetriou & Partners Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Partners

The final word rest with the partners:

"We are proud to have represented INAA in Cyprus for the last 22 years, to our clients benefit, and look forward to representing it for many more years to come.

Want to know more? Call us or even better, come by and feel the Cypriot hospitality.  We will offer you coffee and desert and advise you on the many investment opportunities offered in Cyprus."

 

Services

 Papademetriou & Partners Ltd offer a wide range of services such as:

  • Direct Investment of foreign capital
  • International business companies
  • Assistance in obtaining the Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Scheme 

Want to know more: See our Cyprus Citizenship by investment flyer

  • Shipping business activities
  • Tax advice and planning for individuals
  • International trusts
  • Accounting and Audit

Office

The office located in the beautiful city of Nicosia in Cyprus, within its ancient Venetian walls right in the heart of the bustling pedestrian’s only center.

Team

Knowledge, dedication, enthusiasm and integrity are some of the words that the staff at Papademetriou & Partners Ltd is characterised with.

The people are passionately committed to offering the best of themselves both to the firm and to the clients, always in a fair and ethical manner. 

Doing business in Cyprus

Cyprus is an international business hub, a destination of choice for doing business with a long-established reputation as a “centre of excellence” for international business activities

and key economic growth sectors with significant growth potential

Papademetriou & Partners Ltd have developed a full "Doing business in Cyprus" offer.

Read more here

Company background

Papademetriou & Partners Ltd  was established in 1972 by Demetrakis Papademetriou as a firm of Accountants and Auditors, based in Nicosia, the Capital of Cyprus. 

In the 1990’s his sons, Charis Papademetriou and Loukis Papademetriou joined the firm as partners.

On the 1st of January 1996, the firm joined INAA Group and it grew from the originally small firm to the one you see today. 

A business dedicated to providing high quality financial, tax and consulting services to clients.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

2017 November 27 - December 1: Solution Alliance, Montevideo, Uruguay

Services

In recent years Uruguay has positioned itself as an attractive and safe country to capture foreign investments.

The professionals at Solution Alliance #Montevideo #Uruguay provide foreign investors with advice in all relevant aspects to be considered at the time of analyzing and deciding the investment.

Get to know more about all the services here

Partners

Juan Ignacio Troccoli Fischer, Socio

Juan, partner of the company, leads the Accounting and Tax department of the firm, composed of 12 accountants, 30 students and a team of administrative officers.

Juan specializes in advising local and foreign customers on fiscal, financial and accounting matters. Besides, he advises multilateral institutions such as World Bank Group and “Cámara de Industria del Uruguay” (Uruguay Industry Chamber).

Juan is a Public Accountant graduated from the “Universidad de la República” (University of the Republic); he has a Master degree in Tax Law from the “Universidad de Montevideo” (University of Montevideo) Uruguay, Master degree in Internation Taxation from the "Universidad Austral", Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a degree in International Aspects of Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, USA.

He was a teacher, from 1999 to 2003, at “Universidad de la República,” in charge of the course “Introducción a la Contabilidad” (Introduction to Accounting) and “Contabilidad Básica” (Basic Accounting).

From year 2001 up to this date, he has been a member of the Tax Chair at the University “Universidad ORT,” and he gave classes in several subjects related to the chair in the courses of Public Accountant, Degree in Administration and Technical Degree in Management. In the year 2010 he was appointed as teacher in charge of the subject “Taxes 1” in the Public Accountant course, thus being in charge of giving and coordinating classes.

From 2010 he gives classes of the subject “Decisiones Financieras y Efectos Tributarios” (Financial decisions and Tax effects) corresponding to the Master degree in Accounting and Taxes at the “Universidad ORT”.

Juan is a member of the “Colegio de Contadores, Economistas y Administradores de Uruguay” (Association of Accountants, Economists and Administrators of Uruguay), of the “Instituto de Estudios Tributarios del Uruguay” (Uruguayan Institute of Tax studies) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Publications: 2004: “Fideicomisos en Uruguay” (Trusts in Uruguay), Portfolio Magazine • 2009: “Precios de Transferencia en Uruguay” (Transfer Prices in Uruguay), LexNet, Publication of the “Red de Estudios Jurídicos en Brasil” (Network of Legal Studies in Brazil) • 2009: “Régimen de Promoción de Inversiones” (Regime of Promotion of Investments), LexNet, Publication of the Network of Legal Studies in Brazil.

Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese. 

Enrique Schickendantz, Socio

Carlos Enrique Schickendantz is a partner of Fischer & Schickendantz (www.fs.com.uy), one of Uruguay’s leading law firms. He has practiced the professions of Attorney at Law and Certified Public Notary (Conveyance Attorney) since 1985.

Enrique was president and founder of Gap Servicios Fiduciarios, the first Fiduciary Company registered at the Uruguayan Central Bank as a professional fiduciary company.

Enrique has participated, among others, in the following deals:

  • structuring the financing of Pronto, one of the top three independent consumer finance companies in Uruguay, USD 6 M operation, 2008.
  • acquisition of part of the equity of the Global Protein Group – La Caballada (one of the largest meat processors in Uruguay), USD 10 M operation, 2009
  • equity raising for residential real estate project (Village del Parque), Montevideo, USD 5M, 2010
  • financing 2 contracts with UTE (the Energy State authority) for URUTRANFOR, 2011
  • financing of CASMU (largest HMO in Uruguay) in order to restructure short term liabilities and reduce its financing cost, USD 10 M, 2011
  • negotiation and closing of franchise agreement on behalf of J.H. Partners, a U.S. private equity firm, of Uruguay´s largest retail franchise: Gap stores, 2011; and Paraguay’s, 2013;
  • advising Minera Aratiri (Zamin Ferrous) on real estate and corporate tax law, including the negotiation and purchase of land for the project.
  • Minera Aratiri is the largest foreign direct investment project in Uruguay´s history (USD 3 Bn). 2009 – ongoing.

Enrique graduated from University of the Republic´s School of Law in 1988, and in the same year he obtained an M.B.A. degree from the Universidad Austral. Enrique is fluent in Spanish, English and German.

 

Cecilia Ricciardi, Socio

Maria Cecilia Ricciardi is a certified public accountant licensed in Uruguay, senior member of the Tax and Accounting Department of Fischer & Schickendantz (www.fs.com.uy), integrated by 15 CPAs and 45 auditing and support staff.

She specializes in advising local and foreign clients on fiscal, finance and accounting topics, cross border transactions, international tax structures and setting up operations.

In her ten years as a certified public accountant, Maria Cecilia has accumulated experience in a vast array of local and cross border deals, including:

  • advising Mormaii, brazilian textile company, on the daily operations in Uruguay, 2003;
  • advising Sol Lineas Aereas, commercial regional aircraft business, on the start up and daily operations in Uruguay and the region, 2004
  • advising and structuring the first real estate trust in Uruguay (“Village del Parque”), 2004;
  • advising on residential real estate projects, including: Jose Ignacio Polo Club (a 350-acre project under the direction of renowned architect Carlos Ott); Carmelo Golf and Polo, Colonia; Barrancas de Jose Ignacio and Chacras de la Barra de Maldonado (Eidico´s projects in Uruguay), 2007-ongoing;
  • advising J.H. Partners, US private equity firm, on the acquisition process and ongoing operations of Neutral Duty Free Shop, 2011-ongoing;
  • advising, negotiation and closing of franchise agreement on behalf of J.H. Partners, of Uruguay’s largest retail franchise: Gap stores, and ongoing advising on tax and corporate aspects, 2011-ongoing;
  • advising on tax and accounting matters Breeders & Packers, Uruguay, British-owned leading meat processing company in Uruguay, 2012-ongoing;
  • advising La Rural, Centro de Emprendimientos y Espectaculos, Argentina, on the public bid to develop a business and tourist center in Punta del Este, Uruguay, 2014.

Maria Cecilia Ricciardi graduated from the University of the Republic as a certified public accountant in 2004, and in 2013 she completed a Master Degree in Law and Practice from the University of Montevideo. She also obtained an International Taxation degree from the University of Montevideo.

She is professor of Taxes and Labor Law in the Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce.

Company background

Solution Alliance is a consultancy firm in the tax, accounting, audit and legal areas, composed of an interdisciplinary team of professionals with domestic and international training in economics, law and notarial studies.

The company provides integral services which are key elements for facilitating and managing businesses in the different areas of economy.

Their mission is to deliver integral corporate solutions for their clients, based on the “One Stop Solution” philosophy, so that they focus on their Core Business and rely on Solution Alliance to manage and develop their fiscal, legal and administrative issues.

Their professionals’ work implies not only advising on what should be done but also getting involved along with the client in the implementation, assessment and completion of the advice thus provided.

Their mission is to clear the way to our clients, contributing knowledge, experience and solutions, so that each client may increase his/her performance capacity.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

 

2017 November 21-24: CVBA - SCRL C² Reviseurs & Associes, Namur, Belgium

Partners

Charles de Montpellier,

Master in Applied Economics and Management (Catholic University of Louvain - U.C.L.), post-graduated in Business Administration – CEPAC (University of Brussels - U.L.B.), Registered Auditor since 1985, has more than 30 years of professional experience as Belgian & International Auditor of which 18 years within DELOITTE and 3 years with KPMG, from junior staff member to a partner position.

Developing his own audit firm since 2004, he is Co-founder and Co-Managing Partner of the audit firm “C² REVISEURS & ASSOCIES SCRL” since March 2010.

Charles has gained a very large professional experience as statutory auditor, within from local medium private companies to large international and/or public companies, both in the service and industrial sectors, venture capital funds, holdings and financial institutions, but also with school, hospital and other non for profit organizations.

He has ample experience in local and international consolidations, due diligences and other special audit assignments (IFRS and Belgian GAAP) as prescribed by the Belgian Commercial Law.

Languages: French, English - Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Mobile : +32 474 510 006. 

Charles de Streel,

Master in Law (Catholic University of Louvain - U.C.L.) and Post graduate in accounting and tax at Vlerick School for Management Gent), Chartered Accountant since 1998 and Registered Auditor since 1999, has more than 20 years of professional experience as Belgian & International Accountant and Auditor of which 10 years within DELVAUX, FRONVILLE, SERVAIS, a large Independent local audit an accounting firm, from junior staff member to a partner position.

Developing his own audit firm since 2005, he is Co-founder and Co-managing partner of the audit firm “C² REVISEURS & ASSOCIES SCRL” since March 2010. Charles has gained a very large professional experience as statutory auditor, external accountant ant Tax advisor, within from local medium private companies to large international companies, both in the service and industrial sector and also with non for profit organization.

He has ample experience in consolidations, due diligences and other special audit assignments as prescribed by the Belgian Commercial Law.

Languages: French, Dutch, English - Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Mobile : +32 496 

Company background

C² REVISEURS & ASSOCIES SCRL, was created and incorporated in March 2010, to perform Audit, Accounting and related services, with the legal form of a SCRL (Société Coopérative à Responsabilité Limitée) under the Belgian Code of Companies). 

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

 

2017 October 30- November 3: members of SRA International, The Netherlands

The INAA Traveller is going on a road trip throughout the Netherlands. Follow him here.

 

2017 October 16-20: Premier Financial Services, Mauritius

Services

Financial Licences

Premier Financial Services assist clients in applying for specific financial licences in Mauritius such as Investment Dealers/Advisors, Funds/Fund Managers, Payment Services Providers.

Bank Account Opening in Mauritius

They assist clients in opening bank accounts in Mauritius without their physical presence. We have a blend of local and international banks in Mauritius and there are banking facilities such as multi- currencies bank accounts, user-friendly Internet Banking, Debit/Credit/prepaid Card, Merchant Accounts, Investment Accounts, Trade Finance and other services. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks for the accounts to be opened, subject to receipt of all documents.

Occupation Permit

For clients who wish to work and reside in Mauritius, they can assist clients in the application for their Occupation Permit (Work and Residence Permit) in Mauritius. We can also assist clients in their procedures should they wish to purchase properties in Mauritius.

Accounting Services

They have a dedicated accounting team for the preparation of accounts as per International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) including Fund accounting and NAV calculation.

Tax Services

They assist clients on estate/inheritance tax planning, preparation & filing of tax returns.

Other Services

Their other services include professional advice (on business structuring), Fund administration, payroll, trusteeship services, etc…

 

Team

Partners

Mr Druvnath Damry (aka Vimal), Director

Vimal is the Managing Director of Premier Financial Services Limited. He is a senior trust practitioner and he holds an LLM in Business Law from De Montfort Leicester University. He also holds a law degree from the University of London, a Graduate in Economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) - University of Delhi, a Postgraduate in International Trust Management from Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Central Law Training UK.

Vimal holds memberships in various professional bodies including STEP, International Business Structuring Association (IBSA). He is also a director of the INAA Group. He was a past Chairman of STEP Mauritius.

Vimal has over 18 years of vast experience in international business matters advising foreign investors and management of their funds and investments. Vimal has featured and written many articles on international tax, trusts and Mauritius. He also delivers speeches, chairs and delivers on topics related to taxation and trust.

Mr Bashir Nabeebokus (Bashir), Director

Bashir is an Executive Director of Premier Financial Services Limited. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (“ACCA”) and holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Mauritius.

Bashir is a member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants, Mauritius Institute of Directors and former Panel Member of ACCA Mauritius office.

Bashir has been in the global business sector for over 18 years with an enriched exposure in business development & marketing, fund/company set up, structuring and administration, company secretarial, accounting, international tax planning, compliance and customer due diligence checks along with a strong client and people relationship management skills among others.

Bashir held directorship position in several companies including investment managers/advisers, closed-end funds and collective investment schemes. He has participated in international tax and offshore international investment fund conferences.

Mrs Nazia Bibi Mungroo (Nazia)

Nazia is the Business Development Manager at Premier Financial Services Limited advising foreign investors on their structures in Mauritius. She holds a degree in Finance with Law from the University of Mauritius. She is an affiliate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) from the UK and is applying for her FCCA status. She is also a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIOD).

Nazia has started her career in 2005 as Client Administrator with a Trust & Management Company and was later promoted to Client Manager. In 2009, Nazia assisted in the establishment of a new Trust & Management Company in Mauritius and became one of the Executive Directors of the company. As part of her function, she acted as professional director in various Mauritius companies including Mauritius Funds listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange. She was also an approved director by the BVI authorities in a number of Private Mutual Funds.

During her 12 years of experience, Nazia has acquired a good knowledge of the financial markets, financial products/services, applicable laws/regulations.

As part of her Continuous Performance Development, Nazia has followed various specialized courses on Fund Administration, International taxation, International Financial Reporting Standards, Private Equity Investments, Money Laundering Prevention amongst others.

Mrs Priya Busgeeth (Priya)

Priya is the Legal and Compliance Manager at Premier Financial Services Limited looking after all legal and compliance matters for clients serviced by Premier. She holds a degree in Law from the University of Wolverhampton (UK) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the BPP Law School UK.

She is well versed with the various laws, rules and regulations governing the Global Business Sector in Mauritius. Prior to joining Premier she was working as a trainee solicitor in 2009 in a High Street law firm in the United Kingdom.

As part of her Continuous Professional Development, Priya has followed various courses such Anti-Money Laundering, Limited Partnership, Trust, Global Business Companies, FATCA, amongst others. She is an FSC approved senior officer.

 

Mrs Anju Rampersand (Anju)

Anju presently heads the administration team of Premier Financial Services Limited. She is responsible for the proper administration of the entities (Global Business Companies, Funds, Foundations, Trusts) serviced by Premier. She is graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne in Business International Trade.

On Fund administration side, she works closely with team members for the setting up, the daily administration including redemption/subscription of investor shares, attending board meetings, liaising with authorities/banking institutions.

Anju has been in the financial industry for the past 15 years. She has a very good understanding of entities licensed under the Mauritius Companies Act. She is an FSC approved senior officer.

As part of her Continuous Professional Development, she has followed various professional courses on anti-money laundering and global business.

Team

Company Background

Premier Financial Services Limited is licensed and regulated as a Management and Trust company by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius.

Their associates are also based in Seychelles, Singapore and Hong Kong.

As an international professional service provider, they offer personalized, customized and cost-effective solutions to clients with varying profiles to meet their specific objectives.

Mauritius offers a blend of fiscal and non- fiscal benefits to the business community.

Fiscal Benefits

• A substantial network treaties and double taxation avoidance agreements in place

• Low tax rates (maximum effective rate of 3%)

• No estate duty, inheritance taxes

• No transfer pricing rules but has the concept of ‘arm length’ for transactions between related parties

• No thin capitalization rule and no controlled foreign corporation (CFC) rules

• No stamp duties, registration duties and levy

• Zero rated VAT for global business transactions

Non-Fiscal Benefits & International Financial Centre of Repute

• Mauritius is ranked top in Africa for ease of doing business, good governance, global competitiveness index, forbes survey of best countries for business

• No exchange control and free movement of capital

• Growing number of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPA) with several countries

• Mauritius is part of and a leading member of many regional organisations such as AU, COMESA, SADC, IOR-ARC and MIGA

• Political stability, business friendly and modern legislative framework

• Pool of skilled professionals such as lawyers and accountants who speak at least English and French.

• Favourable Time Zone – Mauritius is GMT +4

• Low cost jurisdiction

• White listed OECD jurisdiction

• Highest Court of Appeal is UK Privy Council

• Acceptable arbitration for the region with the presence of international law firms

• Presence of major international banks offering a diversified range of financial products

• Well-developed communication infrastructure

 The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

 

2017 October 06-11: OCAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Team

In #RiodeJaneiro #Brazil, OCAM has a staff of 40 qualified professionals, in five departments, each headed by managers with vast experience in their prospective fields of expertise. 

Besides the external professional courses each employee attend, the concern is to improve the individual talents of the staff on a continual basis.

Accounting & Tax team

Services

The main services at OCAM are bookkeeping, tax accounting and compliance, payroll, corporate advice, consultancy and Personal Income Tax. 

Due to this history, the firm has always dealt with international business, and has a long tradition assisting clients from various sectors of our economy, particularly oil/gas, IT and trading, both Brazilian or from abroad.

Partners

In #RiodeJaneiro #Brazil, OCAM has 4 partners, from left to right:

Viviane Navarro, Guilherme Tostes, Jaime Sanches,  and Guilherme's father, Fernando Tostes (now retired)

“Hi, my name is Viviane Navarro and work at OCAM since 1998. Started as trainee student and became partner in 2004. International accounting, off-shores, bookkeeping and corporate tax are some of my areas of expertise. Happy to assist you in Portuguese and English.”   

“Hi, my name is Jaime Sanches. I met Guilherme in University as we studied accounting in the same class. After years working as an auditor, I accepted his invitation and joined OCAM on December 1998, becoming partner in 2003. Audit, consultancy, Corporate Tax and internal managing are part of my usual jobs. Happy to assist you in both Portuguese or Spanish.”

 “Hi, my name is Guilherme Tostes and joined OCAM in 1989 at the age of 17. After 6 years working at all sectors of the firm, I became partner. International affairs, Tax Planning, Foreign Structures, Income Tax and Public Relations are some of my daily tasks. Happy to assist you in Portuguese, English and Spanish.”

Office

In #RiodeJaneiro #Brazil, OCAM is located at Rio Branco Avenue in the heart of the City Center, between the historical Calabouço Fort, 3rd oldest construction in Rio and the brand new Olympic Boulevard, close to Maua Square and the Museum of Tomorrow. 

The history of the firm is directly attached to this place.

Company background

Mr. Adelino Motta, the great grandfather of Gui Tostes, one out the four current partners, arrived from Portugal in 1916. 

He disembarked just a few blocks from the current office location. 

In 1916, on October 16th, he founded OCAM and started the business, just four blocks from the office. 

Her daughter succeeded him in the early 40s.  

Gui Tostes has arrived in 1989 and they have ran the business together until 2003, when she passed. 

Last year, the company celebrated its 100 years Jubilee.

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

 

2017 September 25-29: Sol Financial Services Polska Sp. z o.o, Warsaw, Poland

ISO standard in SFS

In May 2007 SFS, as one of a few accounting and advisory companies operating on the Polish market, has implemented Quality System in line with ISO 9001:2015 standard. 

The certificate has been obtained by SFS from independent international institutions CISQ/IMQ-CSQ and IQNet.

The Quality System covers following areas of SFS activity:

  • accounting services
  • financial and tax planning
  • business advisory
  • payroll and human resources management

By a permanent monitoring of the Quality System, including its goals and key measures, the team proactively contributes to maintaining and improving the ISO standard and creating best practices. 

Delivering services matching Clients’ expectations is the most important goal across the Quality System. 

SFS is reaching this target through offering dedicated solutions, which are highly visible on the market due to the professional approach and effectiveness.

International auditing company CISQ/IMQ-CSQ (Italy), member of IQNet is performing the processes verification regularly. 

 

Services

SFS provide tailored corporate services, based on strong, trusted connections with clients and in-depth understanding of their professional worlds.

SFS provide assistance and advice in following areas:

•                   financial and managerial accounting

•                   taxes and VAT compliance

•                   payroll and HR administration

•                   company formation/dissolution, registered address

•                   management and secretarial services

Their professional accountants and advisors are helping do business seamlessly and efficiently.  

Partners

Monika Szczerbak, Managing Partner, co-founder and president of the board of SOL Financial Services Polska 

• Phd in economics, associate professor and lecturer of financial accounting at Helena Chodkowska University of Technology and Economics in Warsaw (http://www.uth.edu.pl) 

• licensed public accountant of Poland, member of Accountants Association in Poland (www.skwp.pl) 

• co-founder and long-standing president of the Club of Entrepreneurs and Experts affiliated with the Polish Economic Society (www.pte.pl)

• expert on management and financial accounting, business planning, internal audit and controls 

• author of books and articles concerning economics, accounting, bankruptcy, barriers for conducting business, appraiser of textbooks of Ministry of National Education 

• research interests: insolvency, developments in domestic and international financial reporting standards, modern tools of cost management, challenges for family business management. 

• graduate of Warsaw University of Technology Business School and Moscow State University 

• speaks Polish, Russian, English 

• married, 5 children

 

Oleg Szczerbak, Managing Partner, co-founder and vice-president of the board of SOL Financial Services Polska 

• MSc in Economics, MBA, certified management consultant 

• licensed public accountant of Poland, member of Accountants Association in Poland (www.skwp.pl) 

• co-founder of the Club of Entrepreneurs and Experts affiliated with the Polish Economic Society (www.pte.pl). 

• expert in M&A, startups, complex restructurings, process integration, financial analyses, business development 

• CFO with 20+ years of experience in managing finance and relations at all levels of multinationals 

• graduate of Warsaw University of Technology Business School and Moscow State University 

• speaks Polish, Russian, English 

• married, 5 children

 

Company background

SOL Financial Services Polska Sp. z o.o (SFS) headquartered in #Warsaw, #Poland, in 2006 to provide exceptional service to clients.

The company has earned an enviable reputation for delivering a real added value to clients, standards of communication and reporting.

As an independent firm, SOL is advising a growing number of international companies doing business in Poland.

The Quality System based on ISO 9008:2015 strengthens their potential to deliver highest quality services to clients.

SOL being an INAA member can provide international businesses with a single point of contact to coordinate the daily management of their outsourced operations.

 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

 2017 September 4-8: Spry Roughley Chartered Accountants, Greater Sydney, Australia

Clients' testimonials

Spry Roughley Chartered Accountants are specialists in providing guidance and solutions to significant small and medium sized businesses and professional practices, wholly Australian entities and subsidiaries of foreign companies.

Their clients' testimonials are here

Services

In seeking to provide excellent professional service to each client, Spry Roughley Chartered Accountants approach each engagement, large or small, with the following objectives:

  1. Attain thorough knowledge of the client and their industry, in order to properly assess the events and conditions affecting them and their financial position and progress
  2. Accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of the client's internal accounting and administrative controls, its accounting and administrative information systems and its business model strategy, in order to effectively advise the client and fulfil the engagement objectives
  3. Identify and communicate situations and potential actions that appear to be opportunities for improving the client's operations and conditions
  4. Be alert to areas of personal assistance to the owner–manager of client firms, so that our services may be of maximum benefit to them..

Team

Meet the team here

Partners

Meet the client service partners here

Company background

The firm was founded in 1989 by Martin & Anne Roughley after Martin left Touche Ross & Co where he had been a partner for 8 years.

The establishment of the firm was well supported by Touche Ross  with the new firm substantially based on the private company clients that Martin had developed. 

Spry Roughley Chartered Accountants is now a well established and growing firm of Chartered Accountants located in Parramatta - the geographical centre of Sydney, serving the greater Sydney area for over 20 years.

The firm has now 4 Directors and 17 staff.

Being a smaller but reasonably sized firm enable to provide significant flexibility in the arrangements with the clients, aiming to build long term relationships which allow to understand the client’s business and to efficiently provide relevant support. 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

2017 August 28-31: Wong Lee & Associates, Singapore

Services

Wong Lee & Associates view each engagement as a step towards helping their clients through the different stages of their business life cycles thereby creating mutually beneficial long-term partnerships.

The lines of professional services are defined in three areas of disciplines:

Audit

Tax

Advisory

Company background

Wong Lee & Associates have been established in Singapore for more than 30 years, having dedicated themselves to serving enterprises of various scales in a wide range of industry sectors in the field of Audit, Tax, and Advisory

Their philosophy has been to assist their clients to clearly define their business ideas and requirements effectively and to successfully navigate through the growing uncertain terrain and dynamic business environment.  

They pride themselves in having served and growing together with many of their clients since their inception through their growth into large-scale business enterprises.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

 

2017 August 21-25: Sobell Rhodes, London, UK

 

 

 

Company background

Sobell Rhodes LLP is a 7-partner firm of Chartered Accountants operating from three offices in Central and North West London.

The professional team of over 40 people carry out audit, accounting, taxation, financial and business advisory services, and work to the highest standards of technical expertise, innovation and client service. 

In recognition of Sobell Rhodes’ premier position in the UK accounting profession they have received the following national awards:

 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

2017 August 7-11: reviewing the Social Programm Agenda of the Annual General Meeting, San Francisco, 15-17 November 2017

San Francisco City Tour

See why travellers the world over love to leave their hearts in San Francisco!" "

Experience iconic attractions – which may include Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, North Beach ("Little Italy"), Golden Gate Park, and Haight-Ashbury.

There's no better way to become acquainted with the culture, history and breath-taking beauty of the City by the Bay.

Whether your tastes are traditional or eclectic, San Francisco has sights, sounds and sensations guaranteed to please at every turn. 

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2017 July 17-21: Fiduciaire Fernand Sassel & Cie S.A., Luxembourg

Services

Fiduciaire Fernand Sassel & Cie has for many years provided its clients with adapted and reassuring tax consultancy services, both in direct and indirect taxation. Our office works in close cooperation with the finest experts from abroad, where many of its clients reside, and manages and supervises all their activities.

Company background

Fiduciaire Fernand Sassel & Cie, which has been established in Luxembourg since the beginning of the 1990s, offers tailored and reassuring tax consultancy services to its clients in both direct and indirect taxation.

Fiduciaire Fernand Sassel & Cie not only cooperates with the finest experts abroad, where many of its clients are established, but it also helps clients in setting up companies under Luxembourg law.

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

2017 July 10-14: Ijewere & Co, Lagos, Nigeria

Partners

Mr Olatunde Odunowo is a graduate of Business Administration (Insurance) from the University of Lagos in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of taxation of Nigeria (FCTI) and a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Management (FNIMN). He has acquired vast knowledge and unique experience in office management and practice. He is an expert both in PAYE Tax and Corporate Tax matters. He has also acquired a lot of experience in Company insolvency, liquidation and receivership assignments. He has led and participated in Large Tax Payers' tax advisory and management services projects of our clients over the years. He is currently the Deputy Managing Partner of the firm.

Mr. Gregory Osajioku holds Bachelors of Science (Bsc) Degree in Accounting from Delta State University Abraka. He qualified as an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) in 2006. He was became an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2011. He became a Director in Ijewere & Co in 2012 and a Partner in 2016. He is still a Partner in the Firm. He has over 13 years experience in Tax advisory and Management services and has held offices and positions both at regional levels and at the National Level. As a Partner, he has and is currently supervising key tax advisory functions in the Firm.

Mrs. Bola Akinjayeju holds HND certificate in Accountancy from Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo. She qualified as Chartered Accountant in 2001. She is a Director with Ijewere & Co. with over 18 years experience in business advisory services and audit. She has been involved in the auditing of various organisations in the various sectors of the economy as team leader. She was in charge of audit of NEPZA, NNPC Pension Fund, Nigeria Blood Transfusion Services. She was involved in the establishment of Pension Liability of NNPC for BPE, financial due diligent in the sales of BOI shares in Afribank by BPE. She is currently director in charge of the Business Advisory and Management Service of the firm.

Mr. Lawani Bankole holds HND certificate in Accountancy from Kwara State Polytechnic, Kwara State. He qualified as Chartered Accountant. He has expertise in Tax and management consultancy. He renders tax, accountancy, management and consulting advisory services to a number of clients. He is a trainer to Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Mr. Fafowora Olumide holds MBA certificate in Business Administration from University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. He qualified as Chartered Accountant. He has expertise in Tax and management consultancy. He renders tax, accountancy, management and consulting advisory services to a number of clients. He is a trainer to Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and private training outfit.

Mr. Kunle Oyetoyan holds HND certificate in Banking & Finance from Kwara State Polythenic, Ilorin and MBA in Finance from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. He qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1997. He has expertise in Tax and management consultancy. He renders tax, accountancy, management and consulting advisory services to a number of clients. He is a trainer to Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and private training outfit. He has a special skill in Technical & Law research on Taxation matters.

Services

Ijewere & Co. provides services in the area of tax consultancy, auditing, assurance and business consultancy.

Discover the full range of services here

 

Company background

IJEWERE & Co was founded by Mr Emmanuel Itoya Ijewere on 14th December 1979 as a professional firm of Chartered Accountants, Management Consultants and Chartered Tax Advisers. 

The firm has since been providing accounting, auditing, assurance, tax advisory, planning, management and other professional services to discerning clients throughout Nigeria and beyond. 

Starting operation in 1979 the firm has grown over the years to become the leading indigenous firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers in Nigeria.

The firm currently has 10 Partners who have acquired specialist experience in various areas of Accounting, Tax Consulting, Audit, Assurance and Management Consulting services.

 

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

 

2017 July 3-7: FMB Chartered Accountants, Dublin, Ireland

Priorities for the future

At FMB Chartered Accountants, the list of priorities over the next few years will be long:

  • management services,
  • outsourcing,
  • assignments with international companies investing in Ireland,
  • audit of funds and insolvency advice

will all be growth areas. 

Tax planning and estate planning will only increase in importance.

Whatever way you look at it, these indeed are taxing times. 

As the motto goes: at FMB we are dedicated to making business less taxing.

Newsletter

Each quarter FMB Chartered Accontants  put together a newsletter full of tips and updates on topical issues which are of interest to their clients and followers.

If you would like to receive this each quarter please sign in here

 

Services

Looking for Independent financial advice in #Dublin #Ireland?

Why don't you contact FMB Chartered Accontants today, speak to one of their highly-trained professionals and learn how they can make business less taxing for you.

Services that might be provided by FMB to corporations considering relocation to Dublin as a result of Brexit :

  • Company incorporation services
  • Registration for all relevant taxes
  • Assistance with procedures on the opening of company bank accounts to include help in navigating all of the Anti Money Laundering requirements
  • Direction to assist in the identification of suitable office facilities

Services might be provided by FMB to corporations considering setting up trading operations in Ireland in order to avail of the lower 12.5% rate of corporation taxes and/or the attractive withholding tax rules where holding companies set up in Ireland

Partners

Kevin Morris is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is our audit compliance partner.

His area of expertise lies in recognising and solving clients’ technical audit and accounting problems at the early stages.

This is now of fundamental importance to clients in the light of changes to local and international standards.

He has also chaired the firm’s network group and organises our ongoing training programm.

David Mac Ardle is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

He joined FMB in 1988 and rose through the ranks of the practice to become a partner in 2001.

In the role of audit engagement partner he caters for the needs of many of the firm’s new start-up clients in addition to his established client base.

His main areas of expertise include the audits of credit unions, recruitment companies, marina management, aircraft leasing and retail/technology enterprises.

He also oversees the practice’s payroll bureau, client management services and IT services.

John mac Nally  is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute.

He has broad experience in all taxation matters and advises both individual and corporate clients.

His particular areas of expertise include advising on property-related transactions, VAT, company reconstructions, succession planning and assisting on tax investigations and audit settlements.

More recently, John has advised and assisted many foreign entities in setting up operations in Ireland.

Patrick Loughnane is a qualified Chartered Accountant with in excess of 10 years audit experience.

He became a partner in the firm in November 2015.

Patrick is responsible for managing audit and consultancy assignments for many of the firms large trading companies and he has a vast wealth of experience with Credit Union's.

 

Company backgound

Since arriving on the scene in 1988, the core business of FMB Chartered Accountants has remained the preparation and audit of financial statements and taxation compliance that accompanies it. 

Corporate and personal tax planning have become hugely important in recent years, with an emphasis increasingly falling upon fully qualified professionals.

With a broad client base across a great variety of sectors, they work particularly closely with professionals and legal practices, distribution, hotel, travel industries and credit unions

AT FMB PEOPLE COUNT MORE THAN NUMBERS

These are taxing times, in every sense of the phrase. Whether it is returns or paying ones tax, or just the everyday pressures of doing business in a strained climate, accounting services and taxation advice of the very highest quality have become key.

Step forward FMB, a leading four-partner Chartered Accountant practice based in Dublin's city center, over 25 highly trained staff are at hand, all committed to making your business affairs less taxing.

 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

 

2017 June 26-30: Forcella & C. Dottori Commercialisti Associati, Padova, Italy

Services

Forcella & C. Dottori Commercialisti Associati offers a wide range of services:

  • Business and patrimonial consulting
  • Internationalization of businesses
  • Accounting and budgeting
  • Corporate finance
  • Management consulting and corporate organization
  • Tax Advice
  • Merger and Acquisition

Read more at https://www.forcellacommercialistapadova.it/consulenza-aziendale-fiscale-societaria.html

Team

Meet the team at Forcella & C. Dottori Commercialisti Associati in #Padova #Italy

From left to right: Elisabetta, Silvia, Sonia, Ana, Barbara

"Una per tutte, tutte per una"

Partners

Nicola Forcella joined the company during his University years in Verona where he graduated in 2004. 

After his professional practice he positively supported the qualification examination for the profession in 2007, then attended the VI Corso Of Internal Audit in the University of Verona in 2008/2009.

He has also deepened the discipline of corporate liability and the issues of privacy since the introduction of rules governing such matters. 

He participated in the drafting of the organization models pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 for an operator in the field of the trade of medical devices. 

Nicola Forcella has developed expertise in the field of business practice in the course of his professional practice, with the assistance of clients during the implementation of various extraordinary and complex operations, in the drafting of international contracts and foreign taxation. 

Meet the others partners here

Company background

Forcella & C. Dottori Commercialisti Associati is based in Padova and is involved in Business, Tax and Corporate Consulting. 

Since 1971 it is a reference point for sole entrepreneurs, small, medium and large companies. 

From consulting for a VAT issue to the tax procedures for the internationalization of Italian companies, they work with passion on a daily basis and help entrepreneurs in an increasingly competitive market

 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

 

2017 June 19-23: Brea Solans & Asociados, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brochure

You may download a full pdf presentation here

Corporate Social Responsibility

Brea Solans & Asociados, #BuenosAires #Argentina is highly committed to Corporate Social Responsibility

Read more at http://www.breasolans.com.ar/en/aboutus/csr

Services

Brea Solans & Asociados, #BuenosAires #Argentina believes that "The view that has encouraged us for 30 years is the same as those who trust in our experience and ability: take the initiative and grow in an environment committed to the community where we belong"
Discover the full range of services at http://www.breasolans.com.ar/en

Partners

María Cristina Larrea is a partner of BS&A since 2006.

Before joining BS&A, she served as audit manager at Deloitte & Touche and as an independent consultant. She graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires as a Public Accountant.

She has wide experience providing clients with specialized advice on audit and consultancy of companies of the public and private sector.

She has served as technical consultant in different international arbitrations and expert examinations for local and international companies in the insurance, energy, finance and construction areas.

At present, she is a member of the Board of Experts of the Arbitration Court of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange.

She is in charge of the Technical Department and the Training Department of BS&A.

Carlos Solans is a founder partner of BS&A.

Before founding BS&A, he served as an auditor at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and as Director of the National Securities Commission during 1991 and 1992.

He graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires as a Public Accountant. At present, he is a member of the Board of Experts of the Arbitration Court of Buenos Aires Stock Exchange.

He has acquired wide experience in auditing and consultancy and served as advisor in important corporate acquisitions and mergers of many clients.

He has acted as a party-appointed technical consultant and expert in major national and international arbitrations.

Also, he is a member of the boards of directors and statutory auditing committees of local and foreign companies.

Meet all the partners here

Grupo BSA

Brea Solans & Asociados, in #BuenosAires #Argentina, is part of Grupo BSA with Convexia Business Solutions and Open IT

Grupo BSA has a staff of more than 260 professionals that work hard in the rendering of services with a very particular approach, participating in the strategic, tactic and operating layers of the clients.

The strategic positioning is based on the "Business Continuity" concept and with an impact on all the company functions.

 

Together with Brea Solans & Asociados, in #BuenosAires #Argentina, Convexia is part of Grupo BSA.

This business unit is engaged in rendering high value added services of Administrative, Accounting and Tax Outsourcing, which gather a vast experience in this segment.

Together with Brea Solans & Asociados, in #BuenosAires #Argentina, Open IT is part of Grupo BSA.

The company is specialized in IT, positioned as one of the regional expert leaders in IT, Business Continuity, Technological Outsourcing, and Certifications.

Company background

Brea Solans & Asociados “BSA” is a company based in #BuenosAires, #Argentina, that provides Auditing Services, Tax Advice, Advice on Transactions, Consultancy and Assistance in Conflict Resolution since 1986.

The team has more than 180 highly qualified professionals and specialists to satisfy the needs of the clients with high levels of efficiency and quality.

Beyond the services rendered by BSA, its members are business people with an extensive knowledge of the business areas of the clients, providing a comprehensive support in strategic, operating and management issues.

 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

 

2017 June 12-16: Buth & Hermanns, Wuppertal, Germany

Memberships

The Institute of German Public Auditors (IDW) appointed Michael Hermanns as member of its Restructuring and Insolvency Board which contributes to the development of standards in the field of restructuring and insolvency for application by members of the profession in Germany.

Michael Hermanns and Jens Krummen are guest speaker for the Handelsblatt Publishing Group sharing his profound restructuring knowledge

Publications

 

Andrea & Mike published the handbook „Restrukturierung Sanierung Insolvenz“ [Restructuring Reorganization Insolvency] which was first issued in 1998.

This book is stated as the standard technical literature in matters of restructuring and was published in its fourth edition in 2015 in Germany.

Contributions as Co-authors in:

  • “WP Handbuch – Sanierung und Insolvenz” [Auditor reference book – Restructuring and Insolvency], to be published in Q3/2017  
  • “IDW Praxishandbuch zur Qualitätssicherung für WP-Praxen” 

[ Guidance on Quality Control for auditors ], last published 2014

  • „Paulus/Knecht: Gerichtliche Sanierung“” [ Court Reorganization]
  • Numerous journals as author and publisher of numerous specialized essays

Services

Buth & Hermanns has an holistic counseling approach for their clients in the fields of auditing, tax advice and business consulting.

Read more

Team

Michael Hermanns is founder and partner of Buth & Hermanns. He is a certified auditor and tax consultant.

After completing his studies at the universities of Karlsruhe and Münster, he started his career as an auditor with the company Treuarbeit, today known as pwc, in Düsseldorf. Subsequently, he was CFO of several medium-sized commercial enterprises. Thereafter, he worked five years as a freelancing accountant for, among others, pwc and KPMG.

From 1992 to 1995 Michael Hermanns was head of the Advisory Group working for the Executive Committee of "Treuhandanstalt / Bundesanstalt für vereinigungsbedingte Sonderaufgaben" and assessed about 150 corporate and recapitalization concepts. In 1996 Michael Hermanns and Andrea K. Buth founded Buth & Hermanns in Wuppertal.

Michael Hermanns has profound expertise in the areas of restructuring and reorganization of enterprises (in particular concerning IDW S6), the creation of insolvency plans and due diligence reporting. Furthermore, he specializes in M & A. In addition, Michael Hermanns audits small, medium-sized and large companies and provides advice on taxing and corporate transactions for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Andrea Katharina Buth is founder and partner of Buth & Hermanns.

She is a certified auditor and tax consultant.

After graduating from the universities of Münster, Köln and Freiburg with a degree in economics, she started her career as an auditor and tax consultant with Arthur Andersen in Stuttgart. An employment with Rölfs Partner and a freelancing position with pwc followed.

In 1996, Andrea K. Buth and Michael Hermanns founded Buth & Hermanns Auditing and Tax Consultancy in Wuppertal.

Andrea Buth has considerable experience in the areas of financial statement preparation, auditing, tax consultancy and due diligence of companies of all sizes.

In addition, she is author and editor of the reference book Restrukturierung Sanierung Insolvenz.

Meet the team

  • 2 Partners auditor & tax consultant: Andrea K. Buth & Michael Hermanns
  • 6 Seniors: 3 auditor & tax consultants, trained at „big 4“ and the „next 10“ companies & 3 tax consultants, trained at mid-sized tax consultancies and fiscal tax audits
  • 12 Junior assistants

Company background

Buth & Hermanns is based in #Wuppertal with a strong regional activity in North Rhine-Westphalia and quick response units operating in #Germany

Buth & Hermanns is a leading partnership, specialized in #auditing and corporate #consulting. Andrea K. Buth and Michael Hermanns founded the company in 1996 in #wuppertal, #Germany.Today the company provides nationwide services. Within the interdisciplinary framework of their individual and holistic consulting approach, they develop tailor-made solutions in the fields of audit, tax and strategic consulting.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

 

2017 June 5-9: CONFIDA, Vienna and Klagenfurt, Austria

Services

CONFIDA provides you with its long-standing and comprehensive experience in various industries and company sizes, in the fields of Tax, Audit and Consulting

Location

CONFIDA is located in several cities in #austria and Southeast Europe, #Ljubljana, #zagreb, #sarajevo, #banjaluka and #beograd

 

Company background

CONFIDA is an international tax advisory, consulting, and accounting network with offices in Austria and many countries in Southeast Europe.

The individual CONFIDA companies are financially and legally independent of each other and follow the same consistent, high-quality and performance standards.

The CONFIDA companies advise clients from all sectors of the economy in an increasingly globalized economic environment. According to the economic structure in Austria, they serve businesses, professionals, farmers, foresters and industrial companies.

CONFIDA has more than 300 employees in Austria and the growth markets of Southeast Europe. This makes them a strong partner both on the local and international level.

The company website is here

The company page on the INAA website is here

 

2017 May 22-26: Puente Sur Outsourcing, Santiago, Chile

Knowledge center

Take advantage of the knowledge center provided by PSO on its website with memos on #chilean regulations: it is here

Services

Puente Sur Outsourcing (“PSO”) provides a comprehensive range of bilingual back-office management services exclusively to foreign clients with local Chilean operations.  

These services include start-up, accounting, tax filing and advisory, administration, treasury, payroll, logistics management, customized financial reporting, legal representation, and other back-office support services.

PSO manage the Chilean back office for the subsidiaries or branches of more than 100 multinationals with investments in Chile over USD 2.5 billion, and provide international support via its active affiliation with www.inaa.org.

Partners

With over 12 years of experience in finance, accounting, auditing and consulting roles within multinational companies, most recently as a Manager with PwC in Santiago, Philip Brundell is well acquainted with the high standards maintained by international corporations in all matters related to their operations.

As PSO's Managing Partner, Philip leads the different operating and support units, with the goal of bolstering a self-challenging corporate culture that continuously builds the competencies needed to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Philip was born in Argentina, raised in Chile and is completely bilingual (English/Spanish) as a result of his parents´ English and Scottish heritage.

Rodrigo Soza brings a passion for assisting our international clients that sets the tone for PSO´s corporate culture.  He is committed to improving the efficiency of our foreign clients´ local operations and to ensuring that our outsourced services are exceeding expectations.

A Chilean citizen, born in Mexico City, childhood in Ghana and Malawi and educated in Santiago, Chile, he is completely bilingual (English/Spanish) and a valuable asset to any company wishing to establish, grow, and efficiently manage its business in the region.

Rodrigo manages a team of more than 60 professionals attending over 80 multinationals with operations in Chile. He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Accountants and Auditors (INAA), the international professional organization of which PSO is the Chilean representative.

 

Born in the UK and educated in the US, in 1995 Nicholas Walker founded the company in Santiago, Chile, that has evolved into the group that includes PSO today.  

Nick has over 26 years of work experience, with over two decades of these in Chile.  During this time, Nick has developed hands-on expertise in assisting multinationals with initiating and managing their operations in Chile, and has extensive know-how in a range of start-up and on-going compliance issues.

He is either the legal representative for or on the Board of Directors of over 30 companies in Chile and has presented at numerous seminars on Doing Business in Chile in North and South America.

Prior to forming The Southbridge Group, Nick held positions at Citicorp Chile in Santiago and at Morningstar (financial publishing company) in Chicago. Nick is bilingual (English/Spanish), is married and has three sons.

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Company background

With over 20 years focused on providing back-office management services to foreign companies with operations in Chile, we have both the enthusiasm and expertise to guide our clients through a broad range of administrative and compliance issues.  

We are convinced that success lies in clear communication combined with understanding and managing the details of every transaction.

Our solutions are completely flexible, fluid and customized to deal with our clients' needs or requirements. We know that every business problem and solution are unique in their own way.

 

 The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

 

2017 May 8-12: Johannes Juara & Rekan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Services

Our services are comprehensive and provide immediate and significant results. We will work with you throughout the year to maintain your books and records to minimize the year end rush. Whether your business is the growing companies, or a family-owned business experiencing steady, more predictable growth, you can benefit by our experience.

Financial Statement Preparation

Financial statements are a summary of the financial information of your business and can only be prepared by an Accountant. Commonly called attestation services, there are three different types of opinions attached to financial statements: audit, review and compilation. Each has a different level of assurance associated with it, meaning the level of reliance that can be placed upon it by third parties. Along with each level of assurance is an increase in the amount of analysis that is required, and also the cost.

Accounting Systems

Knowledge is power, understanding your business is key to its success. The pulse of your business runs through your accounting system, it makes sense to ensure this system is as efficient and effective as possible.

A well designed system will be simple yet effective, enabling transactions to be controlled and financial information to be accurate without requiring an excessive investment in time or expense. Whether your transactions consist of thirty vouchers per month or three hundred, we can help you build a system that works with your business. Our goal is to enable you to control your business without your accounting system controlling you.

Tax compliance

With the increasing focus on governance and regulation, tax compliance has never been so important. Compliance failure represents not only a financial risk, financial penalties and a possible increase in the tax charge, but also a serious business risk, as it can damage company's reputation with the authorities and the public.

Tax advice

A major part of our work is devoted to minimising our client's tax while remaining within the legal boundaries. Our client's affairs are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are organised as tax effectively as possible. To ensure that our advice is current and relevant, our professional team carries out extensive and ongoing professional development, reviews new legislation, case law and tax rulings.

Tax planning

We are aware that there is increasing focus in the marketplace and by tax authorities on the policy issues surrounding tax planning and specifically on how corporations structure their affairs to mitigate their tax liabilities. Therefore, our tax planning advice must be given in the knowledge of the actual facts and circumstances of the client concerned, must always involve discussion of the wider consideration of all risks involved, including how our client's actions might be viewed by others. In addition, we are advisors on tax planning and not principals or counterparties.

General audit

The firm believes in adding value through the audit process by taking a business approach to the audit engagement. We will proactively identify important issues for companies, leaving no surprises for the end of the year and to enable deadlines to be met. Our client can be assured that our professionals apply the highest standards of professional integrity, objectivity, independence and technical excellence to all our activities.

Agreed upon procedures

We performed agreed-upon procedures applicable to the financial statements or individual items of financial data and report the factual findings resulting from our work. Our engagement will be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards applicable to agreed-upon procedures engagements.

Review

In addition to the above services, we conducted reviews which consists principally of inquiries of company personnel and analytical procedures applied to financial data for entities.

Partners

Johannes E. Runtuwene, is one of the founding partners of the Johannes Juara & Rekan, and is the managing partner of the firm. He started his career working in the assurance practice area and considerable experience of auditing a wide range of large private groups, foreign investment companies and also listed companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant of the Indonesian Institute of Accountants. Before establishing the firm, Johannes served as a partner of Grant Thornton. Johannes is a member of the Indonesian Institute of Accountants (IAI) and the Indonesian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (IAPI). He is also involved as a member of Professional Standard Setting Body of IAPI.

Hendrik Saputra serves as a tax partner, He completed his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Trisakti University and earned an M.Si degree from the Faculty of Social and Politic at Indonesia University, majoring Tax Administration in 2004. He started his career as auditor at Andersen in 2000 and join the tax at Grant Thornton in 2001. He has experienced offering tax advice in various kind of industries. Hendrik is the member of the Indonesian Tax Consultants Association (IKPI).

Juara S. Nainggolan is a Certified Public Accountant of the Indonesian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is an Assurance Partner. Juara has wide audit experiences in various industries and began his career with Grant Thornton from 1994. He is also the member of the Indonesian Institute of Accountants.

Lukman Sudjandi, is an executive tax partner and he graduated from the Faculty of Economic of Parahyangan Catholic University. He is the member of the Indonesian Institute of Tax Consultant (IKPI). Before joining the firm, Lukman has served tax in the major firms such as KPMG, Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton. With more than 25 years of experience in practicing tax in Indonesia, he has a comprehensive understanding of Indonesian tax law.

Company background

Johannes Juara & Rekan is a firm which takes great pride in the quality of services and responsiveness to the clients' needs.

The firm’s partners have been providing services to the many clients for a number of years.

Our client can be assured that we apply the highest standards of professional integrity, objectivity, independence and technical excellence to all our activities.

The firm is a member of the Indonesian Institute of Accountants and the Indonesian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

2017 May 1-5: Kenny Tam & Co. CPA, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

Services

  1. Formation – Hong Kong, BVI and other offshore company
  2. Secretarial – Opening bank account, Annual Return, Business Registration, Registered Office
  3. Audit, accounting, bookkeeping, restructuring
  4. Taxation – Various tax filings and offshore tax status application
  5. Insolvency – creditor/court winding-up, bankruptcy & IVA

Partners

 

Kenny Tam is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant. He had worked in PWC’s offices in Montreal and Hong Kong and in KPMG’s offices in Toronto and Hong Kong before founded the firm Kenny Tam & Co. in 1991 in Hong Kong. Mr. Tam is now a practising Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong. Mr. Tam is a member of the Small and Medium Practitioners Committee and Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”). He had served as a member of the Practice Review Committee of the HKICPA for 6 years and retired on rotation. Mr. Tam is awarded the specialist designation of SD (Insolvency) and also presently the Insolvency Specialist Designation Vetting Committee Member of the HKICPA. He is currently the Chairman of the Insolvency Committee and a Council Member of The Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors and was the president of the said Society in 2002. He is presently serving as an independent non-executive director for several main board listed companies in Hong Kong.

Bob Tse has been working in Kenny Tam & Co. for more than ten years. He is presently a principal of the Firm. Mr. Tse is a Registered Insolvency Practitioner of the Official Receiver’s Office. He had involved in numerous insolvency assignments since he joined the Firm. Mr. Tse is one of the awardees in the first batch of Specialist Designation in Insolvency awarded in July 2011.

Company background

Kenny Tam & Co was founded in 1991 by Mr. Kenny Tam who qualified in Canada as a Chartered Professional Accountant with an international accounting firm.

Besides local clients, the firm is experienced in handling clients from mainland China and overseas. 

Mr. Tam and the principal, Mr. Bob Tse are both awarded the specialist designation of SD (Insolvency) by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The company website is here

2017 April 17- 21: Siew Boon Yeong & Associates, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Services

Audit and Assurance

  • Statutory audit
  • Special audit engagement
  • Financial due diligence
  • Internal audit
  • Internal control solutions
  • Comprehensive risk assessment services

Taxation

  • Tax compliance
  • Tax consultancy and advisory
  • Tax planning
  • Tax incentive review & application
  • Tax investigation and field audit
  • Tax appeal

Corporate Secretarial

  • Company formation/business advisory
  • Insolvency / Liquidation
  • Statutory registration (including sales tax, services tax, CIDB, EPF & SOCSO)

Corporate Advisory/ BPO

  • IPO advisory
  • Merger & acquisition
  • Financial analysis / health check
  • Business and share valuation
  • Accounting and bookkeeping services
  • Payroll services

Information and Communication Technology

  • Turnkey ICT Project Management and Consultancy
  • Electronic and Self Service Platform Solutions and Consultancy
  • ICT Operation Compliance Audit and Consultancy
  • Enterprise Computing Solutions and Consultancy
  • SME Business Operations and Automation  Solutions and Consultancy

Partners

Meet the partners at Siew Boon Yeong & Associates here

Company background

Established since 1988, Siew Boon Yeong & Associates believe in providing distinguished quality service to their clients on a timely and accurate basis. They emphasize the importance of interactive communication with their clients to encourage a better understanding and knowledge of their businesses so that they may provide a total business solution.

 

The company page on the INAA website is here

 

2017 April 10 - 14: Anton Chetcuti-Ganado and Associates, Valletta, Malta

Expertises

Based on extensive experience in company formation, while maintaining the personalised service of a boutique practice, the accounting and auditing practice Anton Chetcuti-Ganado & Associates in #Malta can assist you in setting up a Malta company and in establishing the most tax-efficient structures tailor made to suit your particular needs. We are able to offer quick and cost effective company formation services to various entities and individuals at very high quality levels.

The accounting and auditing practice, Anton Chetcuti-Ganado & Associates is specialised in Maritime and Shipping. They can assist you with registering your vessel provided that all documentation is in order and that it is wholly owned by legally constituted corporate bodies or entities irrespective of nationality or by EU citizens. They can also assist you in setting up a Malta company within a very short period of time.

 

 The company page on the INAA website is here

The website of the company is here

2017 April 3 - 7: Joint Stock ACTIV, Moscow, Russia

Partner

Anatoliy Babchencko is the managing partner at Joint Stock AKTIV

Company Background

Founded in 1992 Company AKTIV is among 100 largest auditing firms of Russia.

AKTIV has three partners and a staff of 40 providing a wide range of professional services.

The services include audit, accountancy, taxation, business valuations, labour law of manufacturing enterprises, financial companies, commerce and construction companies, funds and banks.

AKTIV is accredited by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and the Central Bank of Russia for training in International Financial Reporting Standards.

Our top specialists are authors of real-life books on accounting and taxation, as well as of a monthly magazine “Infocompass”.

AKTIV is a co-founder of the Audit Chamber of Russia - the largest association of audit firms throughout Russia. 

The company page on the INAA website is here

The website of Joint Stock ACTIV is here

 

 

2017 March 27 - 31: SGK Auditnet, Koenigstein, Kaufbeuren and Munich, Germany

SGK Auditnet is composed with 3 member firms:

As of today more than 60 employees at 4 locations in Germany serve the clients covering audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance.

The SGK experts work together on projects on a multi-disciplinary basis.

Partners

Florian Klenke graduated in the year 2007 from Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (WFI) of Ingolstadt in Economics. After his graduation, Florian started his career at Deloitte & Touche GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, a big4 CPA firm in Munich (Germany). After that experience he started to work in his father's firm in Koenigstein (near Frankfurt) - which has taken over in the meanwhile - and joined SGK Auditnet GmbH in 2014. Florian has been appointed as a certified tax accounted under German Law in 2011 and as a certified auditor under German Law in 2013. Florian advises clients, corporations and individuals, both German and foreign, on corporate and income tax, trade taxes and payroll issues. He also assists his clients on tax planning, start-up, business strategy, reorganization and business development, and reporting, and business plans. With regards to the audit Business, Florian is specialied in the audit of single and Group financial Statements of small and medium sized enities

Christian Selter studied business administration in Munich and began his career at a prestigious law firm in Munich from 1974 to 1985. After qualifying as a tax adviser in 1982 and as a chartered accountant in 1989 Christian built up SGK Kaufbeuren with his collegue Günther. He also specialised in VAT and corporate taxes, income taxes and strategic succession planning.

Benjamin Schimmel graduated in the year 2004 from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtät (LMU) of Munich in Economics. After his graduation, Benjamin started his career at Deloitte & Touche GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, a big4 CPA firm in Munich (Germany). After that experience he started to work in his parents' firm in Munich in 2012, which has taken over in the meanwhile. Benjamin joined SGK Auditnet GmbH in 2014. Benjamin has been appointed as a certified tax accounted under German Law in 2009 and as a certified auditor under German Law in 2011. Benjamin advises clients, corporations and individuals, both German and foreign, on corporate and income tax, trade taxes and payroll issues. He also assists his clients on tax planning, start-up, business strategy, reorganization and business development, and reporting, and business plans. With regards to the audit Business, Benjamin is specialied International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Company background

SGK Auditnet was founded in 2002 operating the audit business area of three well-established tax consulting companies

•       SGK Wolfgang Klenke, WP, StB (Koenigstein near Frankfurt)                    

•       SGK Künzel Schmidt & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft (Heidenau near Dresden)

•       SGK Selter & Gröpper Partnerschaftsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft (Kaufbeuren)                                                

 In 2014 und 2015 some major changes occurred with regards to the business organization:

in connection with the formation of a branch in Munich, a cooperation with

•       Kanzlei Schimmel Steuerbevollmächtigte (Munich)

was established and

•       SGK Künzel Schmidt & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft (Heidenau near Dresden)

left the company.

 As of today more than 60 employees at 4 locations in Germany serve our clients covering audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance. To provide value adding services to our clients. Our experts work together on projects on a multi-disciplinary basis.

The company page on the INAA website is here

The website of SGK Auditnet is here

 

 

2017 March 20-24: Baudo & Partners, Milan, Italy

Services

At Baudo & Partners, we believe in the undisputed potential of our clients.

This is why we set out to provide a service that is efficient, global and of high quality, honed over years of sound professional practice in the fields of corporate and fiscal consulting.

An analysis of a client’s incidental and specific needs lies at the base of our professional philosophy.

Our aim is to find the best adapted solutions and to guarantee the consolidation and development of the resources of whoever decides to turn to our expertise.  

Our working methods and procedures are based on international consulting, tax advisory and auditing standards.

The firm offers its clients, mainly made up of Italian companies and Italian subsidiaries of foreign multinationals, a wide range of professional services such as managerial, tax, corporate and legal assistance.

 

TAX CONSULTANCY

Tax advice, dispensed by qualified tax consultants in the field of direct national and international taxes, primarily concerns:

• direct taxes

• indirect taxes

• tax audit (tax due-diligence);

• national and international tax planning.

DIRECT TAXES

The accounting firm has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the direct taxation of joint-stock companies, partnerships and other forms of incorporation. It can provide services in relation to 

• advice on the interpretation and application of tax legislation, both before financial statements are prepared and during the financial year;

• assistance in preparing and compiling tax declarations; 

• representation of taxpayers before the Tax Authorities;

• assistance during checks by Tax Authorities;

• representation of taxpayers at each stage of tax disputes; 

INDIRECT TAXES

The firm has acquired significant experience in every field of indirect taxation. In particular, it is able to provide a full range of services in matters relating to:

• advice on  accounting obligations and other formalities;

• advice on the interpretation and application of VAT legislation; 

• representation of taxpayers when checks are carried out on VAT declarations and assistance during requests for refunds of VAT; 

• assistance during checks by the Tax Authorities;

• representation of taxpayers at each stage of tax disputes;

• advice on legislative and regulatory obligations relating to Community VAT; 

• representation on behalf of the taxpayer at every stage of tax disputes. 

TAX AUDIT

In order to ensure compliance with tax legislation, Baudo & Partners can carry out a regular and systematic audit of the accounting systems in order to guarantee the correct fulfilment of all tax obligations.

Therefore, the experts at Baudo & Partners can:

• identify and quantify potential areas of tax risk;

• recognise and, if possible, rectify accounting omissions and errors; 

• highlight incorrect interpretations and applications of the law; 

• point out modifications to administrative procedures that might prove necessary following changes in legislation.

 

CORPORATE CONSULTING

Acutely aware of the current needs of business, which now takes place in a competitive environment that is ever more refined which no longer allows entrepreneurs to manage using traditional methods, but which requires ever more sophisticated tools for analysing, laying down and monitoring objectives, the firm offers its own expertise in the field of managerial assistance to entrepreneurs and managers of companies. This type of professional intervention, increasingly in demand nowadays, consists of providing support to those charged with taking business decisions, not only in day-to-day management but also at particularly crucial and delicate moments.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS IN GENERAL (M&A)

The services in this area draw on the experience acquired in the management of extraordinary financial operations. 

The services offered concern:

• analysis of balance sheet and profit and loss account (drafting of monthly and quarterly reports);  

• assistance when drafting descriptive profiles of companies and during sale/purchase operations:

 

• company valuation;

• restructuring of companies with a view to a new shareholding structure; 

 

SEARCH FOR PARTNERS BOTH INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCIAL FOR CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT (JOINT VENTURES)

Thanks to the experience gleaned by our partners in the field of M&A, the professionals at Baudo & Partners are able to use the same instruments used during acquisitions and sales to help a company find the right partner with which to grow. The interventions in this respect envisage:

• the preparation of ad hoc company profiles for presenting the company to the market;

• the search for potential partners based on a company’s needs; 

• the selection of the legal form of a partnership;

• negotiation with potential partners.

REORGANISATION OF FINANCING STRUCTURE

The services offered by Baudo & Partners enable the resolution of problems relating to the financing of small- and medium-sized companies, focussing in particular on the choice of alternative financial cover, assistance in obtaining financing facilities and in relationships with banks and credit institutions. 

In particular:

• preliminary assessments of a company’s characteristics when seeking financing; 

• search for the most suitable form of financing with particular regard to national incentives and facilities and the EU; 

• assistance in drafting documents when requesting national and Community financing facilities;

• negotiation with Mediocredito banks and institutions regarding the types and conditions of financing;

SETTING CORPORATE GOALS AND MONITORING THEIR ATTAINMENT 

The services provided concern:

• preparation of a business plan – in order to lay down the company’s strategic and tactical goals, assignment of plans to functional bodies and assistance in their implementation;

• preparation of a marketing plan for attaining the company’s ‘mission, even through the use of the instrument of e-commerce; 

• analysis and development of planning and control plans (budget, reporting); planning and preparation of final cash statements (management control area); systems for programming production, materials management etc. (logistics area);

• company check-up and restructuring plans: creation of a company profile so as to identify the main areas requiring intervention and in respect of which 360-degree plans on the company’s structure and operational mechanisms should be prepared, for the purpose of organisational restructuring;

• organisational redesign through an analysis of activities and the rational redistribution of tasks to the various corporate functions;

• general assistance to General Management;

            

Partners

 

First partner at the firm Bizzozero where Frederico Baudo developed his activities specialising in particular in the establishment and organisation of investments by foreign entrepreneurs in Italy and the liquidation abroad of subsidiaries of Italian companies. From 1980 onwards he worked as a chartered accountant in his own right and thereafter at the associated accounting firm Baudo & Partners.

A member of the international organisation INAA Group since 1996 and a member of its Board of Directors between 2004 and 2006. Founder in 2005 of the Resolve Group, an Italian network of accounting firms. Member of the board of statutory auditors of companies belonging to leading multinational groups.

Specialising in: company law, reorganisation of companies and groups, tax litigation, national and international taxation and corporate consultancy. 

 

Following the experience acquired in the United States, Andrea Baudo specialised in the provision of administrative-management and tax consultancy services to Italian and foreign companies specialising in consultancy services relating to the preparation of annual and interim financial statements, intercompany reporting, financial management and tax planning.

He assists clients when drafting business plans, joint ventures, acquisitions and sales of companies and branches of businesses. He is a member of the statutory board of auditors of companies operating in national and international markets in the finance and industrial sectors.

Specialising in: company and tax law, administration and control, ordinary and extraordinary corporate consultancy.

Antonella Baudo provides consultancy services in relation to administration and accounting, management and tax affairs to Italian and foreign companies.     

She assists clients in the preparation of their annual and interim financial statements and when drafting monthly and quarterly reports, drafting periodic and annual tax declarations and in the day-to-day management of accounting and tax problems, especially at the stage of litigation.

She also specialises in the management and protection of personal assets and holds posts as a member of the board of statutory auditors of industrial companies operating in national and international markets. 

Specialising in: company law, tax law, litigation and company valuations.

Office

The office, in the heart of the city, has unbeatable facilities

Milan office - Via Vincenzo Monti, 8, 20123 Milano, Italy

 

Company background

The accounting firm Baudo & Partners was set up in Milan as the result of the collaboration between professional accountants, who have acquired wide and specific experience in business administration and in tax affairs, at both national and international level, thanks to the firm’s membership of the INAA Group 

The firm began operating professionally in 1969 as Studio Federico Baudo but was expanded and consolidated in 2000 after joining its forces with other professionals.  

Currently, the firm is made up of 5 professional accountants, each with different types of professional experience. The firm’s structure is based on collaboration between 3 senior accountants, 3 junior accountants, 4 assistants, 5 accounting employees and 3 secretaries.

See our company page on the INAA website here

Our website is still under construction but will be very soon available at here

 


 

2017 March 13-17 - Turner Stone and Company LLP, Dallas, Texas

Services

Turner Stone & Company LLP provide a full range of services click here

The company provide audit and review attest services to both private and public companies. Currently, the firm has developed two niches in its auditing services department - auditing smaller public or listed companies and auditing U.S. subsidiaries of foreign listed companies.

The company provide both federal and state tax return preparation, consulting, and planning.On the tax and consulting side a niche is assisting companies wanting to do business in the USA to get established.  Although there are federal tax laws that must be complied with, every state also has their own tax laws and so the decision of what state to locate your business can be affected by how a state’s tax laws might impact a company which in turns depends on many factors including the nature of that company, its organizational structure, the product(s) it sales and its distribution channels.

 

Partners

Todd Estes received his degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1995.

He holds Texas CPA certificate number 75251.

Todd lives in Rockwall with his wife Sandy and they have two children, Tyler and Madelyn.

His outside interests include charitable activities and golf.Todd is a member of the Rotary Club of Dallas, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Dallas Chapter, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In addition, he is Chairman of the Dream Team mentoring program at Woodrow Wilson High School and a Board of Director’s member and Treasurer of a youth not-for-profit, the Dallas All Sports Association.
John L. Stone received his degree from the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University) in 1985.

He holds Texas CPA certificate number 47493.

John lives in Plano with his wife Alice and they have three children and two grandchildren.

His interests include outdoor activities and volunteering for various charities. 

John started with Turner & Company, P.C., as a staff accountant in December 1984.

He is a member of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ed Turner is a Partner at Turner Stone & Company, LLP.

"Our firm has been an INAA member for nine years.

During most of that time I served as Chairman of the Quality Control Committee,

stepping down just recently to serve as Vice Chairman to INAA’s board.

Previously I had also served four years on the INAA board.”

Read his full profile here

 

Company Background

 

The firm originally began on January 5, 1984, when Edward L. Turner formed the accounting practice of Edward L. Turner, CPA. On September 15, 1985, the firm was incorporated as Edward L. Turner, P.C., A Professional Corporation, and on February 21, 1991 the name of the firm was changed to Turner & Company, P.C.

Turner, Stone & Company, L.L.P. began on August 1, 1995, when Edward L. Turner and the accounting practice of Turner & Company, P.C. joined together with John L. Stone in partnership to practice public accounting.

Since inception, the firm has grown to its present size, as of 5 partners, 20 staff accountants and 2 administrative persons. We serve clients throughout most of the USA and in several foreign countries.

Our firm has been an INAA member for 9 years.

 

See our company page on the INAA website here

 

Our website is here

 

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