Integra Announces Tax Award Winners

Integra International is pleased to announce the winners of the Integra Tax Awards presented at the Cross Border Tax Workshop in Rome on September 21, 2019.

Integra firms were asked to submit their interest for one of two awards this year:  Transfer Pricing Case of the Year and Largest International Tax Case – where 2 or more Integra firms work together.  Congratulations to all!

Largest International Tax Case recipients: Doug White – Glass Jacobson Financial Group, Grant Gilmour – Gilmour Group Chartered Professional Accountants, and Tim Cook – Wilder Coe Ltd.

Transfer Pricing Case of the Year: Franz Schweiger – BF Consulting Wirtschaftsprüfungs-GmbH

We heard from our members about the challenging scenarios and interesting cases they have been working on this year.  … Read More

Big Sur a Big Hit for 41st Annual CPA Firm Team Building Adventure

HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors’ annual “Death March” hiking adventure was completed with great success, as this year’s 41st annual event in the picturesque Big Sur region of the central California coast was the setting for partners, employees, families, friends, and clients of HMWC. The accounting firm, located in Tustin, encourages this type of team-building experience to help with the firm’s goal of creating a work environment that fosters trust, initiative, loyalty, work/life balance, and mutual employer/employee success.

The annual event is held at different locations each year and involves multi-day hiking adventures in areas of rugged natural beauty. The 2019 edition of the event included a variety of hikes totaling 15 or more miles. Participants ranged from 5 to 76 years of age.

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Integra Announces New Member in Danville, Virginia, USA

Dear Integra Members,

Integra International is pleased to announce that a new member has been admitted in Danville, Virginia, USA. Snead Williams + Mayhew, PLLC @ swcpas.com is a 3 partner and 8 staff member firm – they do IFRS financial statements and are a PCAOB firm. 

Charles (Chuck) Snead is licensed as a certified public accountant in the states of Virginia and North Carolina as well as being a chartered global management accountant and certified information technology professional. In addition to serving as a client engagement services director, he also serves as the managing director of a dynamic and growing firm of professionals. 

Michael Mayhew is licensed as a certified public accountant in Virginia and is also a certified financial planner that works closely with small business enterprises providing a wide range of accountancy, taxation, auditing and management consultancy services to those enterprises and their owners. Read More

Integra Announces New Member in Luxembourg

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Luxembourg has been admitted.
ATCONSULTING SARL is a 3 Partner and 8 staff firm specialized in Consultancy Services, Accounting, Tax, Auditing, Corporate Administration.

The two managing partners of the firm are Mr. Matteo Bocchio, who can be contacted at matteo.bocchio@atconsulting.lu , and Mr. Davide Murari, who can be contacted at davide.murari@atconsulting.lu
Mr. Matteo Bocchio is an independent International Tax Planning Adviser and Business Consultant with 19 years of professional experience.
Mr. Davide Murari is Financial Consultant and Domiciliary Agent, specialized  in Corporate Consulting and Tax with 24 years of professional experience.

Third partner and shareholder of the firm is Mr. Pierre Goffinet who can be contacted at pierre.goffinet@atconsulting.lu
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Integra Announces New Member in St. Poelten, Austria

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in St. Poelten, Austria has been admitted.

Fruehwirt Wirtschaftspruefungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH is a 3 Partner and 15 staff firm specialized in Tax, Auditing and Consulting.

The firm was founded in 1986 by Mr. Werner Fruehwirt who has more than 30 years of professional experience. Mr. Werner Fruehwirt is one of the three Managing Partners of the firm.   The second Managing Partner of the firm and main contact for Integra is Mr. Florian Fruehwirt. He can be contacted at florian@fruehwirt.at

The third Managing Partner is Mr. Markus Bartl, Head of Taxation in the firm.

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AAANZ Region Welcomes New President, Vice President and Director

Vancouver, BC (June 1, 2019)– 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.  With more than 38 years’ of experience providing accounting, tax, and business consultation to clients in a variety of industry groups, Bill Sims is a recognized expert in the nonprofit sector with a concentration in religious organizations, social agencies, country clubs, and associations.

 

Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Fiato as the Board Vice President for the AAANZ Regional Chapter (North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand). … Read More

Integra Announces New Member in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Almaty, Kazakhstan has been admitted.  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 Managing Director is Mrs. Nurlykyz Alimzhanova. She has over 26 years of professional experience.
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.
Mr. Daniyar Nurseitov is the main contact for Integra and he can be contacted at dan@fin-audit.kzRead More

Integra Announces New Firm in Klagenfurt, Austria

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Klagenfurt, Austria has been admitted.

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

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Integra Announces New Firm in Zurich, Switzerland

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Zurich, Switzerland has been admitted.

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

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Worldwide Update May 2019

Periodic roundup of recent and upcoming actions and activities by audit and accounting organizations throughout the world.

International

IASB– International Accounting Standards Board (www.ifrs.org)

  1. IFRS for SMEs Modules, published March 5, 2019, is a series of 35 modules developed over the past couple years to assist those interested in “learning about, applying, or reading financial statements prepared using, the IFRS for SMEs Standard. Included with each module are sections covering requirements, significant estimates and other judgments, comparison with full IFRS Standards, test your knowledge and apply your knowledge.

 

IFAC– International Federation of Accountants (www.ifac.org)

  1. International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB)– Exposure Draft, Proposed Revisions to Part 4B of the Code to Reflect Terms and Concepts Used in ISAE 3000 (Revised), issued March 27, 2019, proposes “changes in key terminology, including a revised definition of the term “assurance client”; enhanced and clarified independence requirements for attestation engagements; clarification of the types of assurance engagement addressed in Part 4B; simplified guidance on assurance engagements that refers to the definitive source of explanatory material on such engagements in IAASB literature.” The comment period ends June 26, 2019.
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