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June 2019 (Issue 3)


EMEIA REGION
CONFERENCE


June 13-15, 2019
Location: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski - Munich, Germany
Events are underway this week - see our Facebook and Linkedin pages for updates!
 


AAANZ REGION 
UPDATE


Board Elections
Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Sims as the Board President for the AAANZ Regional Chapter (North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand).  The election took place in May at Integra’s Regional Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. Bill Sims, CPA is CEO and Partner at Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates, PLLC in Dallas, TX and will serve a two year term as Board President.  

Mark Fiato, CPA, CVA is Managing Partner at Caras Shulman, PC in Burlington, MA and will serve a two year term as Board Vice President.  

And we have a new Director - Stephen Radachi from Radachi and Company CPA joins the AAANZ Board.

AAANZ Conference 

Carolina Perez de Aguinaga and Salgado Contadores S.C. would like to thank to all the members from all around the world that attended and enjoyed Guadalajara.  Now everybody can tell where on the map it is and have a taste of their culture, their people and a beautiful, huge and modern city…

"Our international dream came true, to all our Integra International family, Thank you for letting us being your host firm! 

So many things to enjoy in Mexico, we hope to see you all back to Mexico soon... Tu casa es mi casa (My home is your home)".

May 2020 Conference will be in Miami, FL, USA.

NEW MEMBER                       ANNOUNCEMENTS
      Dakar, Senegal

Radoine Kreaime
 

KAP Expertise is a 2 Partner and 14 staff firm, founded in 2014. The two Partners are Mr. Radoine Kreaime and Mr. Rayan Darwiche.

 Managing Partner of the firm and main contact person for Integra International         is Mr. Radoine Kreaime, who can be contacted at r.kreaime@kap-expertise.com       Mr. Kreaime worked for several years in France, including five years as a Senior Manager of the Integra member firm in Paris.
 


Zurich, Switzerland

Ralf Gätzi


Sven Bergamin

Gätzi & Partner Treuhand AG is a 2 Partner and 4 staff firm, founded in 2016 by the two Partners, Mr. Ralf Gätzi and Mr. Sven Bergamin.  The managing Partner is Mr. Ralf Gätzi, who has 11 years of experience in fiduciary and consultancy business.



The second Partner and main contact for Integra International is Mr. Sven Bergamin, who has 12 years of experience in an important international accounting firm.  Mr. Bergamin can be contacted at  sven.bergamin@guptreuhand.ch



 


Klagenfurt, Austria

Heinz
Koestenbauer

Koestenbauer Steuerberatung GmbH & Co KG is a 1 Partner and 20 staff firm specialized in Accounting, Tax Consulting and Management Consulting.  Everyone in the firm speaks English and ten people speak Italian and/or Bosnian.  The firm was founded in 1995 and is very well established in the region.

The Managing Partner, Mag. Heinz Koestenbauer, is the main contact for Integra. He can be contacted at heinz@koestenbauer.net


 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

 

Finaudit Kazakhstan is a firm with 2 Partners and 13 staff, founded in the year 1993.
The firm offers services in the areas of accounting & tax compliance, auditing, tax consulting and management consulting.  The second Partner is Mr. Daniyar Nurseitov. He has over 18 years of professional experience and he is specialized in tax consulting and compliance, as well as auditing of private and publicly traded companies.  He can be contacted at dan@fin-audit.kz

 


St. Pölten, Austria

Florian Frühwirt

Markus Barti

Werner Frühwirt

Frühwirt Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungs GmbH is your tax-, consulting- and auditing partner in Austria.  

Florian Fruehwirt is managing partner and specializes in Austrian and European business law. He is the main contact for the firm and can be reached at florian@fruehwirt.at

Markus Barti is head of taxation and specializes in corporate taxation and international tax law.  

Werner Fruehwirt is the founder of our firm and has extensive knowledge and experience dealing with both complex and every day issues of corporate taxation. 

   


 
'Phishing Attack' Emails                   
Dear Members - like many organizations who list members online - we are occasionally targeted by Phishing Emails (messages containing suspect links).  Please be wary of communications that do not look quite right or come from an unknown email address.  
If you ever receive a suspicious email - contact Laurie or Susanne to confirm it's origin.


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 easily found on the Integra website - under Conferences.

June 26th, 2019 - Leases & the Balance Sheet
Now that many public companies have crossed the line into the new lease accounting territory as of January 1, 2019.  It’s time for the private companies and nonprofits to step up and do the same.
 
At integra we have been national thought leaders….with the Accountlease team of Swenson , KSDT, Cresa….and now with LeaseCrunch as our lease accounting software of preference.
 
Over the last year this team has helped fortune 50 companies (AT&T) and Baptist Health of South Florida (one of the largest healthcare systems in the US and now a major client of KSDT) take on the task of getting tens of thousands of leases onto the balance sheets of Corporate American in accordance with the demanding standards under Topic 842.
 
We have held nationwide Webinars with LeaseCrunch (rated as one of the top 10 new products of 2019 ranked by Accounting Today) and published articles with the Journal of Accountancy.

Email Laurie Daschuk to register

July 16th, 2019 - Today's Cyber Threat Landscape
A Presentation from the United States Secret Service
 Today's cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving, leaving many small to medium-sized businesses unprepared to defend themselves against cyber-attacks. Join our webinar with Special Agent Wendy Cassidy from the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force unit and hear about the latest cyber threats and the steps you can take to protect your business.
 
Cyber Security Threat Landscape Areas We Will Cover:
1.  Brief USSS History
2.  Electronic Crimes Task Force
3.  Breaches – who, why, how
4.  Emerging Trends - Insider Threat - Corporate Account Take - Over - Business Email Compromise - Ransom ware - Mobile malware - Combating Cyber Crime

Email Laurie Daschuk to register

FIRM UPDATES

Mark Hunter from Hunter Accountants in Bristol, UK, was looking for assistance in Malaysia for one of his clients.
He asked Mr. Ying Meng Woo from our member firm Y M Woo & Co in Singapore if he has a contact and Mr. Ying Meng Woo replied immediately with the details of a firm in Malaysia he knows well.

Integra member Roberto Condoleo represented his firm RCBM Auditores - Consultores Tributarios at an International Trade Administration event at Embajada de Estados Unidos in Argentina Buenos Aires.

Simon Cheung at Global CPA in Hong Kong asked for assistance finding a firm in Bangladesh.  He received swift responses from  our firms in India:  Niranjan & Niranjan Chartered Accountants, B. Purushottam & Co., Desai Saksena & Associates.

Send us your news... we love to hear from you! 
 
Congratulations to member firm KABAT, SCHERTZER, DE LA TORRE, TARABOULOS & CO., LLC's Managing Partner, Jeffrey Taraboulos, for being named a South Florida Business Journal 2019 South Florida Power Leader!

Congratulations Leaf Miele Manganelli Fortunato Engel - voted best places to work in New Jersey, USA.

Pablo Limón Mestre and Mauricio Limon Arrieta from Despacho Limon Mestre S.C. in Mexico City visited Mark Mann at Mann Weitz & Associates L.L.C. in Chicago.

Wagemann + Partner PartG mbB has been named for fourth year in a row among the best tax advisors and the best auditor’s in Berlin of 2019 by Handelsblatt Today.


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.

Next Marketing Special Interest Group Conference Call June 25th - for staff with a dedicated marketing role... rsvp to Laurie

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!



www.facebook.com/integra.international


twitter.com/integra_intl


www.linkedin.com/company/integra-intl
Doing Business in Greece                   
George Giannopoulos is sharing the PROOPTIKI SA Newsletter which includes all the latest tax and payroll changes in Greek taxation/legislation in case you would like to share in among our international community.
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