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Integra Announces Appointment of Mark Saunders as Chief Operating Officer

April 1st, 2021 – Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Saunders as new Chief Operating Officer. Former Global Chair of Integra International, Mr Saunders joined the Association back in 2004. He brings to Integra International his many years of experience in corporate audit and accounting as Partner at Wilder Coe Chartered Accountants Ltd, a London-based advisory firm with two UK offices and a team of over 50 people. Mark has worked across different sectors and has also been involved in sales and acquisitions. “I have always enjoyed a close relationship with my clients and firmly believe that high professional standards and excellent levels of service are the key to a successful practice”, he says. Mr Saunders will fulfil the role of Chief Operating Officer on a part-time basis as he prepares to retire from practice.… Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in London, United Kingdom

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in London, United Kingdom, has been admitted. Bright Grahame Murray Chartered Accountants (BGM)  was established in 1934. The firm has 10 partners and 70 staff. Please view more details of the firm on their website www.bgm.co.uk or on the Integra Website. BGM provides a wide range of services to a diverse and sophisticated client base with clients of every size from most sectors of the economy, from small start-ups to multinational companies and from charities to commodity dealers. Mr. Robert Moore is Managing Partner at BGM. He is the main contact for Integra International and can be contacted at robertmoore@bgm.co.uk Robert joined BGM in 1985. He became Managing Partner in 2016 and he is responsible for  the day-to-day running of the practice and strategic future.… Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in Yangon, Myanmar

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Yangon, Myanmar has been admitted. GRM International Limited is an audit, tax and accounting firm with 3 partners and 7 staff. Their focus and key competencies lie in the areas of audit assurance, tax and accounting. Its approach of combining advisory at a local level with general expertise of an interdisciplinary network of professionals is its strength. GRM has served medium to large corporations in trading, manufacturing and aviation sectors within Myanmar and the Asia-Pacific region. The aim is to help its clients in the face of challenges posed by expansion of the scope of their work through providing high quality auditing and accounting services. Mr. Nyi Nyi Htun – CEO nick@icononline.net… Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in Santiago, Chile

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Santiago, Chile has been admitted. CyP Auditores SpA is a full service firm with auditing, accounting services, business consulting and tax consulting. The partners are experienced in the auditing area, IFRS and experienced in international audit companies (Deloitte Chile) for more than 20 years and handle legal regulation and taxes in Chile.  The firm has 3 partners and 13 staff. Mr. Juan Enrique González Silva – Partner Has more than 20 years of professional experience which he has acquired in important International Auditing and Consulting Companies such as Deloitte for more than 17 years, from where he retired as Senior Audit Manager. jegonzalez@cypauditores.cl   Mr. Cristian Enrique Zepeda Toro – Partner Auditor Accountant, Commercial Engineer, Master in Tax Planning and Management at the Adolfo Ibáñez University, Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standard “IFRS” at the University of Chile.… Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in Quito, Ecuador

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Quito, Ecuador has been admitted. Muñoz Guerra & Robles Consultores & Auditores has 4 partners and 17 staff. Since 2007, they have been advising and accompanying national and foreign high standard entrepreneurs and companies in the country. Their executive team is made up of experienced professionals in the legal and financial areas and their work philosophy is working with commitment in the development of Ecuadorian and foreign companies. Pablo Andrés Guerra, CPA is the Audit Partner and main firm contact (pablo.guerra@munoz-guerra.com) Santiago Muñoz Orellana, is a Partner and Attorney at Law. (Santiago.munoz@mgr.ec) Their profile can be found here. I know that our Members will welcome this new firm from the growing South American region.… Read More

2021 New Year Message From Brian Hunter, Chair

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a robust, exciting year for Integra International and our members. Although the pandemic caught all of us by surprise and 2020 was a challenging year, we all learned valuable lessons and supported each other in various ways. We pivoted to an increased internal social media presence by sharing ideas, issues and solutions. We worked closely with our members to ensure they would be connected to each other for support and guidance. As we have all been learning and adapting to these new ways of doing business, it will only make us all more efficient. In 2021 we will continue to provide platforms in which we can share ideas and best practices. Despite the challenges of 2020, we were able to grow our membership from 123 firms to 142 firms.… Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in Seoul, South Korea

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Seoul, South Korea has been admitted. Sungjee Accounting Corporation is a medium-sized CPA firm located in Gagnam, Seoul, that provides integrated services in tax, audit and business consulting to both local and multinational companies.  There are 11 partners and 55 staff. The Managing Partner and main firm contact is Mr. Kay Lee, CPA. He can be reached at kayhlee@sungjeeacc.com We are pleased to have a strong member representing Integra in this growing economic area, as they aim to enhance their business activities in the global market. You can find the firm’s Integra profile, here.… Read More

CFC Rules: A Conversation with Ukrainian firm EBS

We spoke to Iegor Sinitsyn, Partner and Head of Tax & Transfer Pricing Group at Ukrainian firm EBS, about his country’s CFC rules, which are currently undergoing some important revisions that could end up being enforced as soon as 2021. Rules governing Controlled Foreign Companies (CFCs) pertain to any foreign companies that are directly or indirectly controlled by a resident taxpayer . Every single country around the globe has its own CFC rules in place, which can make engaging in international business confusing if one is not aware of the rules applicable specifically to the region in the world their eyes are set on. “CFC rules are a mechanism allowing tax offices to identify and tax the worldwide undistributed profits of a country’s tax residents if such profit is generated through any foreign entity.… Read More

Integra Welcomes New Member in Suriname

Integra is pleased to welcome our newest member in Suriname, located on the northern coast of South America, with a small but very diverse population. Here is a link to the firm on our website. Hintzen’s Administration & Consulting N.V. (HAC) is a boutique accounting firm whose team comprises of Certified Accounting Technicians and Chartered Accountants that are extremely skilled in their field of expertise. HAC also collaborates with IT developers who deliver tailored automated accounting solutions to meet their client’s needs. Mr. Nigel Hintzen is the Managing Director and he can be contacted at nigel@hintzenadministration-consulting.com He is a Certified Accounting Technician with more than ten years of experience in the field business and finance. Having worked in various industries ranging from telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas as well as retail has then led him to establish the firm.… Read More

AAANZ Board Member Elected as Commodore

Sailabration The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS), with a history dating back to 1870, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Australia with a lengthy list of historical firsts. Most major championships have been held off its shores, with the Squadron being the control centre for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic yachting events, as well as the 1999 Laser World Championships. At the recently held Annual General Meeting, Greg Marino (Founding Partner of Banks Group and Australasian representative on the AAANZ board of Integra International) was elected as the Commodore of RMYS. Greg won a hotly contested election with a resounding victory announced at the July AGM. Moving from Vice Commodore to the helm of RMYS, Greg has the mandate to progress the building master plan which will see major improvements to the clubhouse and onshore facilities.… Read More