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: 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 Here is the link to the firm on the Integra website.… Read More

Global Leadership During Covid-19 with Integra Chair Brian Hunter

As the world continues to adjust to the impact of COVID-19, there is a lot to consider. The Business Development Academy recently interviewed FMD Managing Partner Brian Hunter on a global panel. Brian also serves as the global chair of Integra International, a worldwide association of 130 independent accounting and consulting firms.  You can find the full video below, as well as a timeline of when Brian speaks. Brian’s three biggest takeaways are as follows: 1.     The importance of pivoting These are unprecedented times, requiring businesses of all shapes and sizes to adapt in ways they likely wouldn’t have predicted. Whenever possible, look at this time as an opportunity to get creative and evolve as a business. It can feel frustrating to abandon or rewrite your business plan but approaching it from a creative perspective may provide the boost your business has been looking for.… Read More

Integra Announces New Member in Ho Chi Minh City

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has been admitted. KMF Auditing Company Ltd. is a professional organization specializing in auditing, accounting, tax and consulting services for foreign and domestic organizations. They have an independent collaboration model, with more than 20 experienced professionals in this field. This unique model allows them to provide flexible and tailored solutions to customers from multinational customer groups, to small and medium-sized companies, non-profit organizations, as well as individuals. Mr. Chanh Tran has more than 10 years of field experience with EY Vietnam and RSM Vietnam Auditing & Consulting Limited. As an Audit Manager, he is responsible for managing large audit contracts for domestic and multinational companies in manufacturing, services, hospital, construction and real estate.… Read More
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Integra Announces New Member in Dubai

Integra International is very pleased to announce that a new member in Dubai, United Arab Emirates has been admitted. KGRN Accounting Associates was founded in September 2007; provides services of audit and assurance, tax compliance services, accounting services, business consulting. With a presence in more than 60 countries, KGRN Accounting Associates is one of the leading independent network of tax partner firms. Their client base varies from large multinational groups to private sector clients. With a proactive approach they offer valued services to customers providing more efficient management of finance in term of tax advices, reducing costs, increasing cash flow and control of the entire business. There are two partners and 23 staff. Mr. Gopu Rama Naidu, FCA, CPA, ACCA is the founder with over 20 years of experience as a trusted adviser assisting companies on financial analysis, financial reporting, auditing, internal control policies and procedures and strategic and provides strategic leadership and direction for new and growing entities.… Read More