Announcing New Member, KL Associates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Integra International is very pleased to announce the admittance of a new member, KL Associates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. KL Associates (AF1525) is a dynamic team of Chartered Accountants specializing in the provision of Assurance Services, Compliance Taxation And Business Advisory Services headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are registered in The Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and a member of professional bodies of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Chartered Tax Institute Malaysia (CTIM), and ACCA to name a few. Mr. Alvin Lau is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. Mr Lau started his professional career with the public accounting firms of Touche Ross International 1986 and merged with Arthur Anderson & Co, and subsequently in 1991 with Moores Rowland until 1993.… Read More

Announcing New Member, Export Tax Management, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Integra International is very pleased to announce the admittance of a new member, Export Tax Management, Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.  Established in 2009, the firm has one partner and one professional staff. Export Tax Management is a boutique international tax firm that focuses solely on the Interest Charge – Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC), a federal income tax incentive for exporters within the United States. Mr. Paul Ferreira is founder and president and Export Tax Managgement. He is the main contact for Integra International and can be contacted at [email protected] and +1 (843) 459-7801.   Paul is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States with 25 years’ experience. He started his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse Coopers in International Tax, and specialized in federal tax incentives for exporters in the United States. … Read More

Announcing New Member, WILL Corporate Services SAC in Lima, Perú

Integra International is very pleased to announce the admittance of a new member, WILL Corporate Services SAC in Lima, Perú. WILL Corporate Services SAC (WILL) was established in 2013. The firm has 2 partners and 5 professional staff.  WILL is a consulting firm specializing in accounting outsourcing, financial and tax consulting, human resources management, and price transfer studies (PT). Industries they serve include Telecommunications, Mining, Engineering Design and Technology. WILL is committed to the growth of their national and international clients, giving them excellent, personalized service of highest professional quality to meet their needs.   To learn more about WILL Corporate Services SAC visit the firm website or view their Integra profile.… Read More

Announcing New Member, Gravitas Business Solutions Limited in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Integra International is very pleased to announce the admittance of a new member, Gravitas Business Solutions Limited in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.  Established in 2016, the firm has 3 partners, 9 professional staff and 7 paraprofessional staff. Gravitas is a new age business solutions advisory service provider founded by Trevor Nicholas Gomez, Jimmy Beharry and Scott Hilton-Clarke. The founders have a combined 71+ years’ experience in solving complex financial and business problems for CEOs of public companies, large corporations, startups, and small and medium businesses.  Gravitas strives to contribute to growth and survival of the region by partnering and supporting our entrepreneurs.        To learn more about Gravitas Business Solutions Limited visit their website or their Integra Member Profile.… Read More

Announcing New Member, Klug Counsel PLLC in Washington D.C., United States

Integra International is very pleased to announce the admittance of a new member, Klug Counsel PLLC in Washington D.C., United States. Klug Counsel was established in 2021. The firm has 2 partners, 3 directors and 7 professional staff.  Klug Counsel strives to achieve optimal results for clients through close collaboration of professionals across integrated fields including tax, finance, accounting, private wealth planning, and legal.  Their services include tax, accounting, private equity and venture capital formation and advisory, domestic, and international business consulting, mergers and acquisitions, trust and estate planning, and specialized private fund administration.  Their goal is to provide comprehensive, efficient, and professional service through one coordinated team. Klug Counsel is particularly suited to provide sophisticated tax planning and structuring for federal, state, and international taxation to corporations, partnerships, private equity funds, nonprofits, individuals, and family offices.  Mr.… Read More

Kim Beare of FMD Awarded Firm Manager of the Year by CPAFMA

Birmingham, Mich. – Kim Beare, Firm Administrator at Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling, PLC in Birmingham, MI is the 2022 recipient of the CPA Firm Management Association’s (CPAFMA) prestigious Firm Manager of the Year Award (FMAward), which honors senior level firm managers who have significantly impacted their companies. Selection criteria for the FMAward focus on leadership, strategic impact on the firm, and the contribution and oversight of programs that contribute to overall growth, profitability, and fostering employee-friendly company culture. “Fenner Melstrom, & Dooling is a great company to work for. I learn a lot from my involvement with CPAFMA that I’ve been able to bring back ideas and implement to make our firm stronger.” In addition to her role as Firm Administrator, she assists the FMD partners on the Management Committee, which is responsible for strategic planning.… Read More

In Memory of Richard Purcell (Oct 10, 1945 – March 11, 2022)

Richard passed away peacefully at home with family at his side after living with Parkinsons and Leukemia. He is survived by Bertha and his two sons, Ian (Alana) and Glen (Portia) and grandchildren Ethan, Isaac, Seneca, Henry and Evie. After graduation from Beaconsfield High School (QC) in 1963, Richard attended Sir George Williams University. Following the first year of classes he went west to the Banff Springs Hotel for the first of his five summers there and returned to Montreal. He later transferred to Bishops University (Lennoxville, QC) and then graduated with a Business Administration degree in 1969. He had great success with the varsity basketball being part of the championship team in 1967 then captain and MVP in 1969. After graduation from Bishops he married Bertha and moved west to Vancouver where he started his career as a Chartered Accountant.… Read More

Changes Related to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC)

The original Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law on March 27, 2020 did not allow employers to both obtain a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and claim the ERC. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 signed into law on December 27, 2020, provides an important modification to the CARES Act, now allowing eligible employers to claim the ERC available to the eligible companies in 2021. Read More

Presenting Alec Ross and The Raging 2020s

Friends of Integra International may remember Alec Ross as one of the speakers at our fall, 2019 Conference in Washington, DC., along with his personal connection with several of Integra’s Global Board members. Alec is a former senior advisor to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, a Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Industries of the Future. Integra is proud to congratulate Alec on the release of his newest book, The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future. Read More

The King is back… Cash that is

The importance of cash flow during uncertain times As business owners navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns, there are many strategies that should be considered to improve their cash flow situation. At Banks Group, we have been speaking to our clients throughout the pandemic. Some are very uncertain and scared, while others are going stronger than ever. It has become very obvious to us that ‘the King’ has made a comeback, as it did during the global financial crisis: CASH is back. Cash is the difference between money out and money in Cash and headroom (ie undrawn finance balances) is critical in situations where operations and output are impacted while staff and establishment outgoings remain fixed.… Read More