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

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

Talking About Remote Work and Offshoring with Integra Member Mark Cottle

Frontline has been a leader in remote work and offshoring since 2011 – can you tell us a bit about that?  We kicked off our accounting firm in 2011, but we did it differently. We built our firm using an offshore model. Much to the envy of many firms we speak to, we have never had local staff. Our team are all based in the Philippines. This fact alone makes us very unusual. Being unusual also means we have not faced the same problems around capacity and cost issues that other firms have to navigate. Many requests for help came from other firms to set up teams like we had done, and our offshoring business was born. We now help firms all over the world place teams of staff in the Philippines.… Read More

Integra International Adds Ten New Firms

By Zoya Malik | Originally posted on: www.internationalaccountingbulletin.com Integra International Inc. has admitted ten new member firms: IL Management, Frontline Accounting, NAS Chartered Accountants, KGRN Accounting Associates, KMF Auditing Company Limited, DFV Tax and Business Advisors, Independent Accountants and Advisors, BATT & Associates, Corporate Analyst and Consultant and RS Financial Services IL Management Gestao Empresarial Limited is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Headed by Lukas Rhomberg, the firm provides a one stop solution offering accounting and financial management, and fiduciary services. Legal services are provided by FCR Law and they have 8 partners and 39 staff in 2 offices. Frontline Philippines Pty is located in Manila, Philippines. Headed by CEO Mark Cottle, they provide premium offshore services to solve capacity issues for Accounting Firms.… Read More

Integra Announces New Member in Barbados

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Bridgetown, Barbados has been admitted. Founded in 2008 by Mr. Roger Sparrock, the firm is one of the leading providers of financial services to business in Barbados. Located in the Caribbean, the company provides audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services. Here is a link to the firm on the Integra website. Their client base is varied and includes businesses within the offshore, hospitality, banking, insurance, retail distribution, construction, and services sector. Mr. Roger Sparrock is a CPA, CGA who received his professional certification in 2005 from CGA Canada. He is a fellow and practising member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) who has collectively served on various committees within CGA and ICAB.… Read More

Integra Announces New Member in Ankara, Turkey

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Ankara, Turkey has been admitted. IA – Independent Accountants & Advisors is a multidisciplinary firm located in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. IA offers services primarily for foreign capital organizations and companies. With its accounting, payroll and business consulting services, the firm also offers tax and legal consulting services for international clients. The firm has 3 partners and 19 staff. Mrs. Öznur Öztürk, CPA and Independent Auditor, is founding Partner of IA. She has 23 years of professional experience.  Before founding IA, Mrs. Öztürk worked for 7 years with Ernst &  Young, first in the Istanbul office and then in Ankara, where she was Branch Manager of the Outsourcing Department.… Read More

Integra International Appoints Member to the Global Board

Integra International is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Taraboulos to our Global Board for a two-year term. Jeffrey Taraboulos is managing partner of KSDT CPA, where he oversees the firm’s operations, 130+ Staff, and focuses his practice on tax, accounting and management advisory services. Jeff brings 20+ years of professional experience to include Big 4 experience with Deliotte, where he provided audit, forensic accounting and other advisory services to public and private companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and fraud examinations. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with firm leaders from all over the world, to share ideas, drive change, and collectively take our industry to the next level,” said Jeffrey. Mr. Taraboulos is a CPA licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia, as well as a Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS).… Read More

Integra Announces New Member in San Jose

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in San Jose, Costa Rica has been admitted. DFV Tax and Business Advisors / DFV Asesores Empresariales y Fiscales has over 10 years of experience in full service accounting and is a leader in innovation with a commitment to service and quality. There is one partner and 10 staff. The team is widely known for their versatility to achieve the objectives and goals of their clients. Mr. Daniel Figueroa is the founder and CFO of DFV Tax Advisory. He is looking forward to increasing the firm’s international representation and expanding firm services even further. He is the main contact and can be reached at dfigueroa@dfvasesores.com Here is the link to the firm on the Integra website.… Read More