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April 2019 (Issue 2)


EMEIA REGION
CONFERENCE


June 13-15, 2019
Location: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski - Munich, Germany

Agenda Highlights:
Transformation from Automotive Supplier to Leading Provider of Internet of Things
 - Speaker: Christopher Hampe - VP Government Affairs, Bosch Sicherheitssysteme
How the brain handles information- Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ralph Hertwig - Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Digitalization/Change Management - Speaker: Oliver Koch-Pahl – speaker and digital stratigist
Development of the New Silkroad/New Routes to China and the Chinese Market - Speaker: Markus Bangen - Management Board of Duisburg Hafen AG


AAANZ REGION 
CONFERENCE


May 16-18, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Andares – Guadalajara, Mexico 
Our Theme is Technology & Trade!
NEW MEMBER                       ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Nasser Alkhunaizi
 

Nasser Alkhunaizi Certified Public Accountants is a 2 Partner, 15 staff full service firm with branch office in Manama, Bahrain.  Main contact persons for Integra International are the two Partners, Mr. Nasser Alkhunaizi, who can be contacted at contact@alkhunaizicpa.com and Mr. Nader Al-Ghanem can be contacted at nader@alghanemcpa.com
 


Manama, Bahrain

Al-Ghanem Certified Public Accountants is a branch office of Nasser Alkhunaizi Certified Public Accountants.   The main contacts for Integra are Mr. Nader Al-Ghanem and the Audit Manager, Mr. Muhsin Mohammedwho can be contacted at muhsin@alghanemcpa.com


Chisinau, Moldova

Sergiu 
Soimu

First Audit International is a Joint Stock Company constituted in 1996.   The firm has 1 Managing Partner and 22 staff. They all speak Romanian and Russian, and 8 of them speak very good English.  Managing Partner and Director of the firm is Mr. Sergiu Soimu who can be contacted at sergiu.soimu@fai.md



 

Caliari, Italy

 

M&C Network is a leading firm in Sardinia with two offices, one in Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, and the other in Oristano.  The firm has 5 Partners and 8 staff.
Managing Partner of the firm and main contact person for Integra International is Mr. Nicola Meloni, who can be contacted at nicolameloni@outlook.com



Palermo, Italy

Roberto Agnello

Domenico Merlino

Link Audit SRL is a firm with 2 partners, 5 associated partners, 3 executives, and 3 clerical staff in Palermo, the capital of the Island of Sicily.  The two partners, Mr. Roberto Agnello and Mr. Francesco Melidoni, both have Big Four background and each of them has over 20 years of professional experience. 

Main contact persons for Integra International are Mr. Roberto Angelo who can be contacted at r.agnello@linkaudit.it and Mr. Domenico Merlino who can be contacted at d.merlino@linkaudit.it  

   


 
RETIREMENT                     ANNOUNCEMENT

We wish a Happy Retirement to John and Sue Cockroft at Banks Group Auckland, New Zealand. Everyone will miss seeing John and Sue at Conferences.  They have sold the firm and we will be looking for a new member there.


Journal of Accountancy


Integra Member Steve Austin at Swenson Advisors just had an article published in the JOA...

"Lease Accounting - A private Company Perspective"

                                                                           
          


INTEGRA EDUCATION


A great way to educate your staff and stay connected to the most recent updates in the Accounting world.  This is a benefit of Integra membership available at no cost, and CPE certificates are issued for most events.  
All past webinar recordings can be found on the Integra website - Members Only Area Library.

May 1st, 2019 - Cybersecurity
You’ve Been Hacked … Now What?
 
Cybersecurity issues continue to escalate and cause CPAs a great deal of concern. Security tools to protect against cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated but attackers are also becoming more advanced. This presentation will offer a greater awareness to attendees about data security risks and cybersecurity best practices.
This high-level presentation will cover topics such as:
  • Common data security risks, threats and breaches
  • Cybersecurity best practices
  • Recommended policies and procedures
  • War stories from CAMICO’s claims files
Presenter:  Randy R. Werner, J.D., LL.M./Tax, CPA — Loss Prevention Executive at CAMICO

Email Laurie Daschuk to register

FIRM UPDATES

Wagemann + Partner is one of Germany's best auditors 2019!
 
Manager magazin awarded the best German auditors for the second time. According to the study, Wagemann + Partner is one of the best auditors for the heart of the German economy, the middle class. The seal of quality takes account of this importance by distinguishing companies that specialize in the interests of medium-sized companies. At the event on 21st March in Frankfurt, the seal of quality was awarded for the first time at an event. Our auditor Jens Baumgardt received this seal of approval on behalf of our company. 


Send us your news... we love to hear from you! 
 
Capstone Group, our member firm in Malta would like to advise that following an internal reorganisation of its service lines accounting, corporate, tax and advisory services have now been integrated into the group’s sister organisation, ARQ [www.arqgroup.com].

Independent audit services continue to be provided by Capstone Group. ARQ has also been accepted as an Integra member holding dual membership together with Capstone Group with each firm providing distinct service lines as described above.

Contact details for ARQ are: dborg@arqgroup.com &  ngouder@arqgroup.com and the contact for Capstone Group  kbaron@capstonegroup.com.mt
 
David Borg at ARQ Group in Malta recommends this book...


SALT - State and Local Tax Group


New York

Got a tax question related to a state in the U.S.?
Got a client that did some business in a state and you’re not should how to deal with it?  Gerard Esposito and Susan Levinstein will route your question to the appropriate committee member, who will reach out to you. 

Integra SALT Committee members are now posting video tax tips every month
- view SALT page on our website 
 


MARKETING


 
Please follow our social media accounts to see their work promoting Integra International.  Sharing or liking posts really helps our organization to increase our global reach.  Use hashtag #IntegraInternational when you are posting - to help raise our profile.

More Free Social Media Training for your Office...

Here is a link to our webinar recording - a one hour tutorial on Social Media Basics - Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

LinkedIn Essentials: How to Create a Profile and Become a LinkedIn All-Star - from Banks Group

If would like to create a LinkedIn profile in 2019 - just let us know!  
We will help you out!



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